Group classes are held every other week and are an essential aspect of the Suzuki Method. Classes are offered for both beginning and intermediate levels. Each student is assigned to a group based on their age and skill level for 60 minute sessions. Group classes incorporate many aspects of playing as well as movement, reading and ensemble. Group classes are able to perform thoughout the city of Birmingham through many different events types including Magic City Arts Connection, German Food Festival, Levite JCC, Ronald McDonald House and more.
Improvisation Classes classes are designed for students Book 2 and above and are designed to enhance creativity and joy in developing an unique voice and sound on the students.
Private lessons are the cornerstone for success in the development of every child’s musical ability. Weekly private lessons are required for all students and are offered to students ages 3 and up of all levels of ability. New students may begin lessons at anytime during the teaching quarter. Students may study in 20, 30, 45, or 60 minute lessons which are up to the discretion of the teacher.
Once a year, S.T.E.P. Birmingham hold parent talks to help assist parents in practicing at home with their children to give an opportunity for parents to discuss there experiences in raising a Suzuki student in an open warm environment.
Students are given the opportunity to participate in a group “Play Down” recital, “Program” recital and every other week “Performance” recitals. These recitals are a chance for the students to hone their performance skills and gain confidence in their playing. Each student will perform a graduation piece before moving on to a new Suzuki Book. This is a wonderful way to give the studets a sense of accomplishment and progress as they move on to the next level in their studies. For more information on the recital formats, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Reading music, having a sense of inner rhythm and understanding the theory of music is an essential part of playing an instrument. Classes to improve these skills are offered through a variety of methods including traditional reading, music mind games, and delcroze eurhythmics.
S.T.E.P. Birmingham brings down some of the most famous Suzuki teachers from around the country at a weekend workshop. For more information on these special events, please go to www.birminghamyaw.com