Suzuki Violin Lessons

Instructors

Weesner, AmeliaWeesner, Josh

 

Suzuki Violin

Private lessons are available online and in-person with Josh Weesner.

 

The Suzuki Violin Method holds as a central truth that every child can become proficient at music making, no matter the level of natural raw talent. This is possible due to the fundamental truth that all of us have the ability to learn how to speak our own mother-tongue. The Suzuki Method invites us to approach the language of music on the violin in the same manner. 

Your teacher, Josh Weesner, will often refer to the idea that "if you can sing it, you can play it." As the fundamental technical challenges of playing the violin are overcome, students begin to make great and quick strides.  With careful listening, practice, patience, and repetition, the language of music can begin to have a voice through the four strings of the violin.

Private Lessons

The cornerstone of Suzuki Violin instruction is one-on-one instruction where the teacher, student, and parent review material presented from week to week from the Suzuki Method books, scales, and other study material to solidify the young violinist’s technique and musical understanding. Each student’s strengths and weaknesses are pinpointed in private lessons to achieve maximum direction towards the goal of proficiency on each musical assignment through daily practice.

Students are assigned to 30, 45, or 60 minute private lessons based on the Suzuki repertoire book they are working from.  

Community

The Suzuki Method at the UNCSA Community Music School is a community program. The students in the program are learning privately, but they also learn in group settings.

The program includes regular performance opportunities for students in the form of studio-wide recitals. Recitals feature both group and solo performances. Each student has the opportunity to play their polished pieces for friends and family, as well as to play within the group for a designated set of review pieces from the books in reverse chronological order.

Fall Term and Spring Term recitals conclude with receptions for the students, their families, and friends. These receptions and the group classes build a community of  parents and students. Here they have the opportunity to discuss issues that their children are having in their development, share congratulations, and get involved with each other in an interpersonal manner. This strengthens the shared learning goals of studio as it builds a strong close-knit community, but it is also great for the social development of the students. Their violinist friends from Suzuki classes will be people they remember for the rest of their lives, and hopefully continue music making with as they develop in their level of musicianship. Suzuki students are uniquely prepared to excel in ensemble settings such as school or community orchestra programs because of this group experience built in to their study from a young age.