SECE (Suzuki Early Childhood Education)

Project Info

Project Description

Age: 0-4, with parent or caregiver
Type: Early Childhood
Term: Fall | Spring
Term Length: 15 Weeks
Class Maximum: 10


  • Mondays at 9:15am, 10:30am
  • Saturdays 9:00am, 10:15am
Duration: 60 minutes
Price: $638 per semester


  • Mondays: Aaron Van Heyningen and Ruth Klukoff
  • Saturdays: Lyuba Dubov and Brian Thompson
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A gateway to our world-class Suzuki Program, children ages 0 to pre-K and parents or a caregiver learn and interact with other families through music in this multi-year class, gently developing motor, pitch, singing, listening and socio-emotional skills such as taking turns and sharing. Teachers lead families in songs and activities that are designed to engage children in a calm and focused manner. Children sing, walk or dance with scarves to the pulse of the rhyme, song or drumbeat; use mallets with a variety of instruments; take turns rolling a ball; enact song lyrics and read books.Expecting parents and their partners are welcome to attend for free as visitors. A trial class is hosted during the first class of every calendar month so families can see if SECE is right for them.

Suzuki Program

The Suzuki method is recognized worldwide as a highly effective approach for teaching children the language of music. Generations of students have begun a lifelong journey of musical enrichment through this immersive and supportive pedagogy.

The world-class Suzuki Program at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music offers instruction in bass, cello, flute, guitar, piano, viola and violin and incorporates three essential elements of an instrumental music education: private lessons, theory classes and group classes. Parent involvement is an integral component of the Suzuki approach, especially in the first semester when parents learn alongside their children. During their musical journey, parents practice daily with their children, provide encouragement and work in partnership with their teachers.

Suzuki is an annual program that requires a full-year commitment. The beginner intake process starts in January for enrollment in fall the same year and includes a required parent orientation, an observation and an intake interview.

Registration Info

Do you want to register for a class? Please call 718-622-3300 to speak to one of our registrars who will guide you through the registration process and answer any questions you might have.

For complete information on our registration process and policies please click here.