Fort Worth Youth Orchestra Suzuki
Fort Worth Youth Orchestra Suzuki

Fort Worth Youth Orchestra Suzuki Program student play violin at recital

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Fort Worth Youth Orchestra Suzuki Program student playing the cello at recital.

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Fort Worth Youth Orchestra Suzuki
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Fort Worth Youth Orchestra Suzuki Program student play violin at recital

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FWYO SUZUKI

Private Lessons & Group Classes

Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass & Early Childhood

FWYO SUZUKI

FWYO Suzuki offers instruction on violin, viola, cello, and bass.  As in traditional methods of instruction, students take weekly private lessons with their assigned teacher at FWYO’s Orchestra Hall.  In addition, Suzuki students attend weekly group classes.  These weekly classes enhance the learning process by offering many benefits, such as social interaction, orchestral readiness, leadership, application of musicianship & theory concepts, performance experience, and many more!  Playing with other students is often a favorite part of a child’s music education, as it solidifies the material learned in the private lesson and reinforces it in fun, new ways!  Group classes form the core of our FWYO Suzuki community, and friendships forged through Suzuki group often continue as the students advance through the books, and even into the FWYO orchestra program.

 

FWYO Suzuki requires the active participation of a parent or guardian in lessons.  A parent’s presence, attention, support, and many other qualities create what we call the “parent environment for learning.”  We believe that parent involvement is crucial to your child’s success, and we find that both the student and the parent enjoy sharing in the musical journey together. Parent participation includes attendance at all lessons and group classes, and a willingness to serve as the child’s at-home practice partner.  This unity deepens the bond between child and parent, and teaches the child invaluable skills in collaboration, observation, and community.  Combined with the guidance and expertise of the teacher, this support system is part of what we believe makes the Suzuki method so special.  

 

Being a part of FWYO Suzuki is a long-term commitment.  We plan to be here for you and your child, from Twinkle graduation to senior graduation!

 
EARLY CHILDHOOD MUSIC

We currently offer two courses:

 

Suzuki Early Childhood Education (SECE) is designed for children from 0-4 years old, to attend with their parents as partners. Classes last one hour. The curriculum, developed by Dorothy and Sharon Jones with Shinichi Suzuki, emphasizes the belief that every child can learn in the context of a nurturing environment. Two introductory sessions will be offered this summer. Click here for more information.  Click here to visit the SAA page for more information on the research behind this method.

 

The Music & Movement Class (M&M) is a 45-minute preparatory and exploration class. It is designed for infants through early elementary-aged children. Children will engage in listening, singing, movement, and play–creating a music foundation that enables a natural transition to formal music instruction. A parent or guardian must be present and participate with each child.

 
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NEW STUDENTS

We ask new students to observe both private lessons and group lessons at our school before registering for lessons. Either before or after observing lessons, we ask that one or both parents attend an info session to learn more about the Suzuki Method and to ask questions of our faculty. Still have questions? Visit our FAQ page!

GROUP CLASSES

 

 

Suzuki Early Childhood Education (SECE)

 

SECE music classes are designed for 6-12 children from 0-4 years old, to attend with their parents as partners. Classes last one hour, meeting on Wednesdays, at 5:00pm. The curriculum was developed by Dorothy and Sharon Jones with Shinichi Suzuki and emphasizes the Every Child Can!© philosophy. Benefits: gross/fine motor skills, layered learning, leadership opportunities, singing, playing with pitched instruments. The Suzuki Early Childhood curriculum leads the child and partner straight into Suzuki lessons.

 

Age:                    0-4

Experience:       None

When:                 Wednesdays from 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (Arrive 10 minutes early)

Session 1:         9/8, 9/15, 9/22, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/17, 12/1, 12/8, 12/15

Session 2:         1/12, 1/19, 1/26, 2/16, 2/23, 3/2, 3/23, 3/30, 4/6, 4/13, 4/27, 5/4

Price:                  $240 per session

 

Music & Movement Class

 

Music & Movement is a 45-minute preparatory and exploration class, meeting at 11:00am on Saturdays. It is designed for young children through early elementary-aged children. Children will engage in listening, singing, movement, and music play – creating a music foundation that enables a natural transition to formal music instruction. A parent or guardian must be present and participate with each child.

 

Age:                3-6

Experience:   None

When:             Saturdays at 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM (Arrive 10 minutes early)

Session 1:         9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20, 12/4

Session 2:         1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/19, 2/26, 3/5, 3/12, 3/26, 4/2, 4/9, 4/23, 4/30

Price:           $180 per session (2 sessions per year)

 

Double Bass Technique Class 

 

This is a unique techniques class for bass students. Players should have 3+ years of playing experience and be comfortable with shifting and playing in most Major keys (FWYO-YO or Philharmonic level).

 

Age:               12+

Experience:   3+ years experience. Must be comfortable playing in most major keys and shifting.

When:             Wednesdays (Fall Only) 6:15 PM - 7:00 PM

Session 1:     9/22, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/17, 12/1  

Price:           $120 per session

 
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