Strings – Violin, Viola & Cello

Suzuki violin teaching in Western Australia began in the early 1970’s.  Since then, the string program has grown to include viola and cello.

There are regular performing opportunities as well as annual camps, workshops and graduations.

Trained and accredited Suzuki string teachers offer lessons in some country areas as well as throughout the metropolitan area, and can be contacted through the Teachers Directory page.

Lessons with a Suzuki teacher can begin as early as three years of age.  Suzuki string teachers offer weekly private lessons and organize regular group sessions, where children can enjoy playing with others.  Group work covers a wide range of age and ability.

The success of the Suzuki learning experience depends on a strong level of parental commitment requiring attendance at all lessons and group classes.  Parents must be prepared to support practice and to encourage the listening to the repertoire CD on a daily basis at home.

Suzuki is International

Our Suzuki students in Perth have been extremely fortunate to have worked with some of the finest Suzuki educators in the world.  Yasuki Nakamura has been a regular visitor to Western Australia for over twenty years, and our students benefit so much from his outstanding playing and teaching.

In 2006, a number of our students, parents and teachers attended the 14th World Suzuki Music Convention in Turin, Italy.  There were Suzuki educators there from all over the world, and our students were able to take part in classes and concerts with them.  The Convention ended with an amazing concert of more than 1,000 children from many different countries performing their Suzuki repertoire together.

In July 2007, Koen Rens visited Perth from Belgium. A Suzuki student himself, Koen now brings a wealth of experience as a performer, teacher and conductor.  The workshop was one that the children, parents and teachers will remember for a very long time.

The Suzuki method of learning provides the opportunity for children from a very young age to get together and play together as the repertoire is common to them all. Our students in Perth benefit greatly from these experiences.

– Anne Coughlan,Violin Teacher

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Violin, Viola & Cello Photographs