Suzuki Method

Private Lessons

Group Classes

Theory Classes

Parent Classes

The Suzuki program builds on the principle that if properly trained all children can master music just as they can learn their mother tongue.

Full Suzuki package

Includes private lessons, group instrumental class and theory class, two recitals and two festival concerts. Prices for a full year (30 weeks).

30-minute lesson package $2,940
45-minute lesson package $3,330
60-minute lesson package $3,675

Suzuki is an annual program. Students are expected to continue in the program for the full school year from September through June.

Tuition Policy

Tuition is non-refundable after August 1. Prior to August 1, 10% of tuition plus fees are withheld. Refunds take 4-8 weeks to be processed.

Supplementary and/or Parent Lessons

Additional private lessons outside of the package. Prices for a full year 30 weeks.
30-minute lesson $2,010, 45-minute lesson $2,670, 60-minute lesson $3,135

Continuing Parent Group Class

By semester, once a week, for 15 weeks | 60-minute lesson: $455

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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 approach. the Suzuki program at the conservatory offers programs in violin, viola, cello, guitar, piano, and bass. the curriculum incorporates three elements that provide the essentials needed for instrumental music education: private lessons, theory classes, and group classes. Parent involvement is an integral component of the Suzuki approach. Parents learn and practice alongside the child, functioning as role models and providing encouragement.

Suzuki is an annual program which requires a full-year commitment. Children ages 3.5 and up are eligible to participate.

To enroll contact Julianne carney at julianne.carney@bkcm.org or 718.622.3300 x225.
Enrollment follows a three-stage process which begins in January, and includes a required parent orientation, observation, and an intake interview.

Prospective Parent Orientation for Suzuki Program

Wed January 25 | 7:45 – 8:45 PM
Sun February 12 | 6:00 – 7:00 PM
Wed May 3 | 8:30 – 9:30 PM (Waitlist)

In general, some instruments fill up quickly; which instruments will fill up is difficult to predict from year to year. Spots are available on a first-come/first-served basis.

Orientations take place in the Brooklyn Conservatory Concert Hall. The orientation is for PARENTS ONLY. Do not bring your child.

Please sign in upon arrival. You must arrive on time and stay for the entire orientation to be eligible for the program.

During the orientation, the Suzuki Director will discuss the Suzuki philosophy, educational approach, and the important role parents play in the child’s progress. Attendees will also be informed of scheduling requirements and what to expect during the first semester. Orientation is one hour, including Q & A.

Following the orientation, families will be eligible to sign up for an intake interview. Attendance to the orientation is required in order to attend an intake interview.

Enrollment in the Suzuki Program is first-come/first served, with popular instruments filling up quickly. Registration for the program will start in June.