1. Watch “Nurtured by Love,” an introduction to the Suzuki Method:
Frequently Asked Questions:
When do children receive lessons? How often? How long are the lessons?
Children receive both individual and group lessons during the week after school hours –usually, Monday through Friday, 2:30 – 8:00 PM.
Individual lessons are from 30 to 60 minutes in length and depend upon the age, level and maturity of the child.
Beginners usually take 30-minute individual lessons, while intermediate and advanced students take 45 to 60 minute individual lessons to provide time for extended repertoire study, note reading, and technical study work.
All weekly group lessons are on Monday afternoons and are approximately 50 minutes in length. We have group lessons from Beginning to advanced at different times on Mondays.
All students in the program come with their parents for both group and individual lessons (that’s twice per week). For more details, go to the program’s online calendar.
Additionally, we have Play-Ins about once per month. These Play-Ins are a combination of all-level-group gatherings, concerts, recitals, community concerts, or just an opportunity for all students in the program to get to play together and work on ensemble or orchestra skills.
My child is very interested in music, but I don’t know much about it. Can my child succeed?
Absolutely! Every child can learn, given a proper environment and guidance of an expert teacher. The Love Nurtured Music Program is based on the notion that every child will learn from the environment. Your Suzuki music teacher will guide you on how to help your child practice and what to look for when working on musical skills. Parents do not need to know music and receive our proprietary tools to lead their children with appropriate strategies for home practice.
How does the Love Nurtured Music Program schedule work?
The Love Nurtured Music Program consists of 40 weeks of instruction from late August until late June. Our calendar follows the Richardson Independent School District start week, official Labor and Memorial Day holidays, and spring break. However, the Suzuki music program goes through May until the late part of June. This allows for more accelerated learning in the month of June, while children are already out of school. Families enrolling for the school year are asked to make a commitment for the entire school year.
How do I schedule a visit or observation?
Please contact us to schedule a personal visit to the Suzuki music studio or a lesson observation. There are many opportunities for families to observe individual and group lessons, but visits are held only by appointment.
Can I have a free lesson for my child?
You are welcome to observe as many lessons as you wish. Actually, it is common and encouraged that all families come to observe at least two times before deciding to enroll. Once you come to observe a lesson, you can also schedule a brief teacher meet-and-greet consultation time to learn the enrollment requirements free of charge. However, all one-time scheduled lessons will need to be paid for ahead of time.
Where can I find tuition information?
You will receive more detailed, current enrollment and tuition information packet when you visit the Love Nurtured Music Studio, or inquire about the program in person, or by phone.
Do you have tuition payment options? Do I have to pay for the entire year?
There are several payment plans to pay for the year’s tuition: Yearly, semi-annual, or quarterly. The dates for payments for the current year are listed in the studio calendar.
How does the Love Nurtured Music Program work?
A detailed description of the program and how the Suzuki Method of Talent Education works is here.