In Person and Online Suzuki Violin Lessons.
Start fresh from any age or enhance your talent to performance level with expert Suzuki Violin Lessons from a Master in Suzuki Violin and Viola.
Learn from the comfort of your home, or at the Virginia Academy of Violin.
Text or call now to Schedule Lessons!
Monday through Friday
9am to 8pm
Lessons Online, or here:
8519 Durham Court
Springfield, VA 22151
What is the Suzuki Method of Violin Lessons?
“Musical ability is not an inborn talent but an ability which can be developed. Any child who is properly trained can develop musical ability, just as all children develop the ability to speak their mother tongue. The potential of every child is unlimited.”
- Shinichi Suzuki
Shinichi Suzuki was a violin virtuoso who developed a novel way to teach music more effectively.
Suzuki's observation was that all Japanese children learn to speak Japanese. Is there a way to duplicate this success to another language, that of playing the violin?
The Suzuki Method takes the conditions that ensure that all children master their native language and applies them in the context of learning to play the violin. It is the best way to learn the violin, as well as viola, cello, bass, piano, harp, recorder and guitar.
Why are Suzuki Violin Lessons so Successful?
Learn the language
Children learn every aspect of the language of violin, including: accent, syntax, pronunciation, enunciation, tone, grammar, and inflection.
Babies begin hearing before they are born. Children are expert learners, and the younger they are, the more neural connections they are making. Studies show development of the brain and personality by studying music early.
Music, like language, is fundamentally about communication. Parental enthusiasm, support, encouragement, interaction and guidance, based on what is learned from the Suzuki violin teacher, is the natural way to go.
MASTER SMALL STEPS
All the skills of violin playing can be broken down into small steps. An experienced Suzuki teacher will tailor the steps to be appropriate to the needs and aptitudes of the student.
Skills are learned through consistent and correct repetition of an action with careful attention to feedback. For a violinist this includes sound, feel, internal responses and external responses.
We keep playing the pieces we've learned while we're learning new ones. This allows us to develop new skills in an easy song, while developing learned skills to greater levels of mastery and sophistication. It also builds a large repertoire of songs that can be played, and enhances memory.
Music is fundamentally about communication. Suzuki Violin lessons benefit from both individual and group lessons. Groups help with Ensemble playing skills, Listening, Leading, and Following, as well as having musical friends and feeling connected to and contribute to others.
Just as with language, reading is introduced only after the student has got the basics of playing in good shape. In addition to reading music, we listen intently appreciating the:
style, harmony, melody, pitch, rhythm, dynamics, pacing, and tempo.
Suzuki Violin Lesson FAQ's
What are the benefits of playing a musical instrument?
Goal Setting and Achieving
How to be Prepared
Working with others
Leading and Following
To be Expressive
Pride of Accomplishment
Sense of Purpose
Music students have higher SAT scores, both verbal and math
Music student improves spatial-temporal reasoning
Music Majors have the highest rate of admittance to medical schools
The corpus collosum (which facilitates communication between both sides of the brain) is significantly larger in musicians than non-musicians.
How do Online Lessons work?
Do you Accept every Student?
The first lesson, in person or virtually, is an opportunity to gauge our compatibility to determine if we're a good fit to book more lessons from there!
Where can I get my Violin or Viola?
Do not go to a general music store. Do not buy some cheap thing on the internet. They do not know how to set up instruments.
Do you mind if I bring my other kid to your lesson?
Is it okay to take a phone call during my child's lesson?
No, thank you!
As a parent, what if I don't have any musical training, can I still help my child?
What is Your Calendar for Recitals this Year?
What if I have another Question?
Contact Jim Ling!