Violin Lessons & Group Classes

Violin Private Lessons

Private lessons are offered in 30, 45 and 60 minute lengths. Suzuki style lessons are great for ages 3-adult. Parents play an important role in the lessons and home practice. Lessons are taught at the Professional Building at 1838 Parkwood Avenue in Toledo. String students do not need to procure an instrument before lessons start. Brand new student? Fill out the registration form and return to the office to be placed with a teacher!

 

Violin Group Classes

An important aspect of Suzuki lessons is the role of group classes. Click here for benefits of group class. Participation in group classes will make your private lesson time much more effective. One of these fabulous violin group class sessions is included in your TSSM private lesson tuition. Additional classes are offered at a reduced rate! See class descriptions below for more details.

Group Session A

Mondays September 25-November 27 + performance
Violin Book 1 5:30-6:15 with Ms. Kathleen
Violin Books 2/3 6:00-6:45 with Ms. Cheryl 

Saturdays September 23-December 2 + performance
Violin Book 1a: 9:00-9:30 with TSSM Faculty
Violin Book 1b:  9:40-10:15 with TSSM Faculty

Performance: “Christmas at the Peristyle” with the Toledo Symphony, December 2

Group Session B

Mondays January 8-March 12 + performances
Vivace! Strings 6:00-6:45 with Ms Cheryl

Tuesdays January 9-March 13 + performances
Violin Book 1 6:00-6:45 with Ms. Sarah

Saturdays January 6-March 10+ performances
Violin Book 1a: 9:00-9:30 with TSSM Faculty
Violin Book 1b:  9:40-10:15 with TSSM Faculty

Performance: Star Spangled Banner at Walleye game on 3/9, lobby performance before Kathleen Battle concert 3/16

Group Session C

Mondays March 19-May 21 + performance
Violin Book 1 5:30-6:15 with Ms. Kathleen
Vivace! Strings 6:00-6:45 with Ms Cheryl

Saturdays March 24-June 2 + performance
Violin Book 1a 9:00-9:30 with TSSM Faculty
Violin Book 1b 9:40-10:15 with TSSM Faculty
Violin Books 3.5+  9:30-10:15 with Mr. Merwin

Performance: Centennial celebration of “Our Lady of Perpetual Help” on June 2

 

Class Descriptions 

Violin Book 1a
Book 1a is for students who are just starting on violin (Pre-Twinkle) or students who are working up to Allegro. This class will reinforce skills such as playing together, watching the leader, and learning how to work as a team.

Tuition: $67 TSSM students, $93 non-TSSM students with Suzuki experience

 

Violin Book 1b
Book 1b is geared toward violin students who know Perpetual Motion up through Gossec Gavotte at the end of Book 1. Students will continue working on playing together and will use the pieces in Book 1 to reinforce the techniques needed for Book 1 and beyond.

Tuition: $67 TSSM students, $93 non-TSSM students with Suzuki experience

 

Violin Book 1
This class is open to any violin book one student who has completed the Twinkles or plays up to Gossec Gavotte at the end of Book 1.

Tuition: $85 TSSM students, $120 non-TSSM students with Suzuki experience

 

Violin Book2/3
This class is open to any violin book 2 or 3 student who is working in these two books or above. Students will work on the Suzuki literature to reinforce ensemble skills, technique, and leadership skills.

Tuition: $85 TSSM students, $120 non-TSSM students with Suzuki experience

 

Violin Book 3.5 and up
This class is for students who have learned “Humoresque” or higher (or permission of the teacher). Students in this class will work on advanced techniques while reviewing pieces from the Suzuki literature and additional repertoire. Students in this class will also prepare for a performance for Our Lady of Perpetual Help on June 2.

Tuition: $85 TSSM students, $120 non-TSSM students with Suzuki experience

 

Vivace! Strings
Vivace! is ideal for violin, viola, or cello students in Book 2 or 3 who have had some reading experience (equivalent to “I Can Read Music” Volume 2 or Essential Elements mid-late Book 1). Students in Vivace! will not only review the pieces in Books 1-3 to keep advancing their ensemble skills and technique, but they will also be reading music together to further their reading skills and prepare them to play in larger ensembles. In addition to playing the Suzuki repertoire and working on reading skills with new pieces, Vivace!  Students will learn an additional piece for a special performance.

Tuition: $85 TSSM students, $120 non-TSSM students with Suzuki experience

 

In addition to working on the Suzuki repertoire, the students in group classes will also learn an additional piece for a special performance.

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