1. What’s the difference between a Suzuki Early Childhood
Music program and franchised music programs?
Suzuki ECE classes recognize the importance of parent education and devote much time to developing a partnership with parents to help them create a natural enriched learning environment in the home. Suzuki teachers are trained to foster ability while most traditional teachers use the “teach and move on” approach. Suzuki ECE teachers understand the potential for assisting parents in creating a rich musical environment before a baby is born and are convinced that the spirit of the child is formed as a result of his/her early environment.
2. Who is eligible?
Children ages 3 weeks up to 4 years of age are eligible for participation.
3. Is enrollment restricted to a certain time period?
Classes are held year round (changes to the schedule in the summer) with open, continuous enrollment. A parent/child may join open classes at any time and it is assumed that the child will remain enrolled until graduation from the class.
4. When does my child graduate from the class?
Even though the class can be joined at any age from birth to 4; it is expected that the child will remain enrolled in the class until graduation from the class typically around the age of 3 and a half.
5. May I bring a sibling to class?
Only one child may attend with one parent/caregiver. The one to one child-parent relationship is essential for the effectiveness of the class. No children may attend class alone.
6. Can my child’s caregiver bring my child to class?
Yes, a child’s parent or caregiver may bring the child to class.
Only one child may attend with one caregiver.
7. How does billing work since you're a year-round class?
Even though we have open continuous enrollment (a child can join a class at any time), we bill by session (fall, spring, summer). Prices will also be pro-rated if you join the class in the middle of a session and tuition discounts apply to current students who enroll in consecutive sessions. There is a new student registration fee of $35 that is due at the time of enrollment.
8. What do we wear to class?
Dress comfortably as you can expect to sit on the floor and move around
in the various activities. Also, please note that shoes must be removed for class.