Continuing Education

Music for Every Age at Suzuki Schools

Studying music can be deeply enriching at any age. The Suzuki Schools offer a special program for adults – you can learn an instrument with a teacher or be a part of our adult music classes. Whether you are returning to music as an adult or coming to music for the very first time, the Suzuki Music School has classes to answer your needs. Talk with our admissions team or explore our classes below

Annual Suzuki Membership: You can enroll in any class but if you purchase an annual membership for $160 you can enjoy a 15% discounts on all classes and lessons at Suzuki (20% discount for senior members). Membership comes with free use of the school facilities for practice and rehearsals, and discounts on recording services and concerts tickets, offering access to exclusive events. 

Private Instrumental Lessons

The Suzuki School offers private instrumental instruction in violin, viola, cello, guitar, flute, voice, harp and piano for adults.

Register for a semester or purchase lesson in small package quantities. Lessons for adults vary from 30, 45 to 60 mins depending on your experience. Registering with an annual Suzuki membership entitles you to discounts on private instrumental lessons, and comes with additional benefits – use of the school facilities, invitations to special events, discounts on general music classes. Otherwise just contact us to set up a time to trial with a teacher and try out an instrument for a small package of lessons.

Music Reading for Beginners

Designed to introduce you to the basics of music notation and how to read – naming notes, understanding rhythm – this is a starter course for the aspiring musician. Designed to introduce music to the new instrumentalist or to explain the basics to those who have always wondered how it worked
In six introductory classes we cover the very basics of music reading for those with little or no experience.

Cost: $125 (15% discount with annual members discount; 20% for seniors)

Duration: 5 classes; Thursdays 7-8:30pm, 4/28-5/26

Location: Suzuki Music School of Westport, 246 Post Road East, Westport CT 06880

Music & Film

This 5-class course covers the history of music and film and how it has developed to become a multi-billion dollar industry from live music in the cinema to

Music Reading Level 1

For those with a basic knowledge of notes, clefs and rhythms, this five session class takes a deeper look at Level 1 and 2 music reading, using the International Theory Syllabus – ABRSM (Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music).

Required Textbooks: 

1) AB Guide to Music Theory Part 1 by Eric Taylor 

2) Music Theory in Practice Grade 1 & Music Theory in Practice Grade 2 by Eric Taylor

Cost: $125 (15% discount with annual members discount; 20% for seniors)

Duration: 5 classes; Thursdays 7-8:30pm, 7/7-8/4

Location: Suzuki Music School of Westport, 246 Post Road East, Westport CT 06880

Listening to Classical Music. A Beginners Guide

If you enjoy classical music but want understand more about what you are listening to this 5-class course covers the basics of styles and forms. Each of the five classes will cover the different periods of music and the styles and forms that defined them – early music, baroque music, classical music, romantic music, 20th Century Music.

Cost: $125 (15% discount with annual members discount; 20% for seniors)
Duration: 5 Classes; Mondays 7-8:30pm, 4/25-5/23

Location: Suzuki Music School of Westport, 246 Post Road East, Westport CT 06880

Music Recording Basics

If you want to learn more about how to record yourself this class introduces you to the basics and gives you a chance to try your skills in the school’s recording facility. This course consists of five classes: Microphones and How to use them, Recording Chains & Equipment, How to Use a computer for recording, Basic Editing & Mixing Techniques.

Cost: $125 ($106 with annual membership)

Duration: 5 Classes

Time & Location: Tuesdays 7-8:30pm, Suzuki Music School of Westport, 246 Post Road East, Westport

Singing for Pleasure

Join our singing for pleasure class

Cost

Duration: TBD

Time & Location: TBD

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Student News

Suzuki Music Schools is proud to recognize our students as they perform in the community. Do you know a Suzuki Music Schools student who should be featured here? Get in touch!

March 2020

Angela Kapikian, a student of Dr. Rafael Videira in the the Orange campus, was selected to participate in the 2020 edition of Connecticut’s All-State Festival Orchestra. Congratulations, Angela!

Spring 2019

Lina Elwood received 2nd place at the Chopin International Competition, Hartford, CT.

Spring 2019

Samuel Rossoni received first place at Crescendo International Competition, and performed at the Weill Recital Hall at the Carnegie Hall.