Get ready to start Suzuki lessons!
Suzuki Readiness at Mattix Music Studio
We want to make sure you begin your Suzuki journey with the best preparation, expectations and tools for success.
To help you get on track with our Suzuki program, here are the requirements before beginning private lessons:
1. Read Nurtured by Love by Shinichi Suzuki
You will love learning about the beginnings of the Suzuki Method and the beautiful heart of its founder, Shinichi Suzuki. You’ll receive this book at your first lesson appointment or you can find it at the library or on Kindle.
2. Observe two Suzuki lessons
You’ll schedule two lesson visits to watch Suzuki lessons in action with students the same age as your child. You and your child will attend the lessons and sit quietly watching.
New students will learn what to expect in their own upcoming lessons. New parents will watch the process of taking notes and interacting with your teacher.
3. Join Suzuki Group Classes
Get connected to your new Suzuki family by joining our weekly group classes right away. We’ll let you know which class is the right one for your new student.
4. Attend Suzuki Parent Orientation
Join an upcoming orientation or your teacher will talk through our entry information during your first few private lessons.
5. Begin listening to your Suzuki album
Your child should listen to the Volume 1 Suzuki album a minimum of 1-2 hours a day. Begin listening around the clock at home so your child can soak up the notes before having to learn them on their instrument. Students who listen daily to their album progress about twice as quickly as those who don’t. Start good listening habits to set yourself up for healthy progress!
Starting your own lessons…
Once your observations are completed and you’ve gotten started on the other steps, you may begin private lessons with your own child. Plan on the teacher working with your child for part of the lesson and the parent for part of the lesson.
Parents are respected as the “home teacher” so we want to make sure you go home every week knowing exactly what and how to practice.
Not only that, we want you and your child to have a positive, loving and fun experience practicing. All of our work in the beginning to set you up should help to ensure that you feel equipped for success at home.
We’re always here for you.
We don’t expect you to know anything about music, your instrument or how to practice in the beginning. You will be carefully nurtured by your teacher and by our Suzuki parent family every step of the way.
We care deeply about your relationship with your child and making practice a positive experience for your family. If at any point you have questions or are struggling, reach out immediately to your teacher or another Suzuki parent for help. We’ve got your back!
Explore our Suzuki Group Class information
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Welcome to our Suzuki family!
Ready to rock and roll?
If you haven’t already, fill out our private lesson registration form and we’ll get you started on your Suzuki journey.