Fall Semester - 15 weeks (8/25 - 12/14/14)
Ages 3 & up
VIOLIN • VIOLA • CELLO • GUITAR • PIANO • RECORDER
Every child has ability. The goal of the Suzuki Method is to develop this ability
to a high level.
Dr. Shinichi Suzuki of Japan originated this method after recognizing the fact that
children learn to speak their native language with great ease. He took this concept
and applied it to teaching music to young children. Through an approach of listening
and repetition, and with much encouragement, students can reach a high level of musical
In addition to developing a child's musical skills, the Suzuki Method also teaches
focus, concentration and sensitivity. Children gain self-confidence through successful
study and performance. They acquire memory skills and the ability to apply learning
techniques to other areas. It was Dr. Suzuki's hope that through the study of music
and with this training of ability, children would become noble human beings.
The CMS Suzuki program, in existence since 1971, is nationally recognized for its
high quality of teaching. The program offers lessons in violin, viola, cello, guitar,
piano, and recorder for students three years old through adults.
The faculty is composed of professional musicians who are highly trained Suzuki teachers
and active members in the Suzuki Association of the Americas.
Each child enrolled in the program receives an individual lesson each week. In addition,
group lessons reinforce performance, rhythm training, music theory, music history,
chamber music and note-reading skills.
Children participate in solo recitals, group concerts and graduation ceremonies.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
7:00 - 8:30 pm, Harris Auditorium
Parents interested in enrolling for Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 should plan to attend
in order to learn more about the Suzuki Program.
New students must be placed with a teacher before enrollment. Please call the CMS
office at 901.678.4244
PRE-TWINKLE CLASS (Ages 3 - 5)
9/13 – 12/6/2014 (12 weeks)
Park Avenue Campus
Saturday 10:00 – 10:50 am
Ages 4 & 5
Saturday 11:00 – 11:50 am
A great introduction to the Suzuki method. Children and parents interact as they
begin their musical journey. Fun-filled classroom activities include: theory games,
singing, movement, listening and ear training exercises. Musical concepts are taught
in a positive and supportive environment. Instruments are not required. For more
information, please call 901.678.4244.
Length of each class: 50 minutes
Tuition per semester: $192
INDIVIDUAL & GROUP LESSONS (Ages 3 & up)
15 weeks (8/25 - 12/14/14)
Violin, viola, cello, guitar, piano and recorder students in Suzuki book 1 and beyond
receive individual lessons, observe other students’ lessons, attend group lessons
and participate in recitals and workshops.
30 Minute Lessons
45 Minute Lessons
60 Minute Lessons