Registration Prerequisites

Before registering, we request that parents fulfill some
prerequisites. We believe that these steps will help to you
make the right decision for your child.

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Read one of Dr. Shinichi Suzuki's books. We recommend the books "Nurtured by

Love" or "Ability Development from Age Zero."

 

Start a listening program. As soon as you decide you wish to pursue a Suzuki

program, you should listen to the Suzuki repertoire as well as other classical music.

 

Observe a minimum of 4 lessons. This will help parents to understand the process

as well as experience the different teachers. Observations are arranged directly with

the teachers. Please contact the school for teachers' contacts.

 

Attend one of our information sessions. Although not a prerequisites, we ask that

parents do this. They are held 2-3 times a year. They are hosted by a couple of teachers

and focus on the pedagogy involved. Even recent registrants are encouraged to attend.

 

 

 

 

Observations

Observations are indispensable to your informed choice to join our school. They increase your awareness of what will be involved, and the more observation you do, the deeper will be your understanding of the Suzuki process.

When you come to the school for your observations, plan to arrive a bit early. This will give you time to prepare yourself and your child. As well, you will be able to enter the lesson at the appropriate time. Disturbing a lesson is unappreciated, so always wait for a break in the playing before entering the room quietly, and sit towards the back of the room.

 

Once you have decided on a teacher, and the teacher has scheduled your time for lessons and groups, the teacher will inform the office to start registration procedures.

 

We try to encourage parents of younger children (up to Grade 4) to attend lessons during the day when the child is less tired. The child is not penalized for this as the Education Act of Ontario allows children to be absent for one half day per week for music instruction. According to the Education Act, Part II, Sec. 21, 2e: "the person is absent from school for the purpose of receiving instruction in music and the period of absence does not exceed one-half day in any week".

 

 

 

 

Our Policies

Please review our school's policies:

 

A more complete policy package is included in a Parent Handbook distributed upon registration.

When love is deep, much can be accomplished.

 

Dr. Suzuki