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Family Member Participation

Non-Suzuki Sibling Electives

For Parents

Parental participation is essential to the success of the Suzuki method. Parents attend lessons with their children and help them to prepare for the next day's classes. Even though the days are full, the benefit of daily lessons is enhanced when you make the time to practice each day.

Every Child Can! is a one day introductory course on the Suzuki philosophy and its application to education. For parents, teachers, prospective teachers and others, this course provides an inspiring, in-depth look at the Suzuki approach to teaching and learning. Click here for more details. For teachers, ECC serves as the first course in the Suzuki Association of the Americas Teacher Development Program. To learn more, read about the ECC course and its guidelines.

Parent Ensemble - For parent players with two to three years of experience, the Parent Ensemble provides a wonderful opportunity to play music with your adult peers. The class will be offered as long as enough registrations are received to make a viable ensemble. All instruments are welcome and are not limited to the instruments we teach at NESI. Directed by Richard Noyes.

The Parent Talk will be led by Edmund Sprunger. The author of Helping Parents Practice and Building Violin Skills, Mr. Sprunger will offer an engaging and enlightening discussion for parents. This is a great opportunity for parents to connect with one another in a supportive environment, to air concerns and to offer help on their collective journey, nurturing their child using the Suzuki method with Edmund Sprunger's expert input.

“I believe very strongly in Shin’ichi Suzuki’s idea that 'Every child can be educated'. My goal as a teacher is to work with parents to create experiences in which students are able to discover their own abilities. I aim to structure experiences in which children can learn about musical expression, physical efficiency with the violin, and their own feelings as a human being.” -- Edmund Sprunger

Adult Master Class – Do you wish you could have your own 30 minute lesson daily? Sign up for the new Adult Master Class option for a 30-minute daily master class with one of our instructors. Space is limited. We will not schedule your master class at the same time as your child’s master or group class!