Wondering about musical lessons for the kids? You can get a sense of what it’s all about at a special event at the end of the month. The National Capital Suzuki School of Music (SuzukiMusic) is hosting its Open House 2016 Saturday January 30, 2016 at Canterbury High School. It runs from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
You can join in a morning of music, games and fun, while learning more about the Suzuki program and experiencing the National Capital Suzuki School of Music with your family. You and your child will have a chance to play some instruments, and participate in group classes with current students and faculty. Activities will include a scavenger hunt, instrument petting zoo, musical group games and a lunchtime concert. Coffee, pizza and snacks will also be available on site.
While learning to play the violin, viola, cello, guitar, or flute, SuzukiMusic students are also learning self-confidence, perseverance, friendship, sharing and community. SuzukiMusic follows Dr. Suzuki’s philosophy that “every child can.” Talent is not born but nurtured and all students can develop a love of music.
Students can begin their studies as young as age three. Much like children learn to speak by being immersed by their spoken language, children can learn to play an instrument.
Students attend private lessons with their studio teacher and meet together for group classes once a week, giving them a chance to develop a sense of community, make friends and learn the joy of making music together.
Highlights of the SuzukiMusic program include special events like the Faculty Benefit Concert where students get to be the ones to sit back and watch their teachers perform, casual group concerts called Play Ins, where all students have a chance to perform together, individual studio recitals, and the grand finale of every school year, Viva Suzuki, which is a fundraiser for the school and for Vision Nouvelle, its sister school in Haiti.
For details, visit suzukimusic.ca.