Instrumental Program – Violin, Viola, Cello and Piano
Each student in our program will receive one weekly private lesson and one weekly group class. Private lessons are offered for either 30, 45 or 60 minutes depending on the child's age and experience level. Group classes are divided by current playing level.
Private lessons and group classes are now being offered on:
Instrumental lessons are available for children ages 3.5 and up. To aid in their success, we highly recommend that young children enroll in one of our Early Childhood classes before beginning and instrument. If your child is younger than 4 years old and you feel the he/she is ready for formal music instruction, please contact the director.
A central component to the Suzuki method is community. In addition to the weekly group class, Ridgefield Suzuki School students perform in a variety of settings throughout the year. For more information, see our Events page.
Early Childhood Program
All children are born with the ability to make music. In order to reach their full potential, children must be immersed in a rich musical environment. Early childhood music classes at the Ridgefield Suzuki School offer children and parents the opportunity to play, have fun and make music together, thus establishing a solid musical foundation.
If your child is younger than 5, we strongly recommend that you enroll your child in an Early Childhood class prior to starting formal music lessons.
Music Together (Birth - 5 years old) - An informal form of music instruction where children and parents are immersed in music for 45 minutes in a play-based setting. All children are born with the innate ability to create music. Help build your child's musical competency by making music with them at an early age.
Meet the Instruments (3.5 - 6 years old) - Designed to be a bridge from informal, play-based music instruction to the more formal instruction of private lessons, this class incorporates lots of singing, movement, and musical play while also introducing students and parents to the more structured environment of formal music instruction. Over the course of the semester, students will be introduced to the violin, viola, cello and piano allowing the parent and child to ultimately choose which instrument to study.