STEP 1: If you are totally new to the Suzuki method please first read the FAQs…and have a look at our groups pages : What do children do on Saturdays and What do parents do on Saturdays. All Suzuki pupils have weekly private lessons as well as six group lessons per term. Practising is required throughout all holidays wherever they take place!
STEP 2: NEXT you need to come and observe a term of 6 group lessons with Jillian Leddra (violin) or Helen Neilson (cello), please complete this application form. Check the dates of the next group lessons on the calendar and then return the form to Jillian at firstname.lastname@example.org saying that you wish to observe and ask for the relevant timetable details.
STEP 3: When you have observed group lessons for a term, Jillian will be able to indicate any availability she may have in her private lesson timetable. Please note she does not take on new pupils in the summer term. We will ask you to sign a contract before lessons commence. Please note we require a full term’s notice both for private and group lessons should you wish to terminate the contract.
STEP 4: Orchestral music (Bk 2+) and Chamber Music (Bk 5+) and any other supplementary music is sent well in advance, so it can be learnt for the first Group of term. Saturday Timetables will be sent by email a week in advance of the term. If you need to know the schedule before this, please do contact Jillian. Fees must be paid by the first Saturday of the term.
We look forward to welcoming you to Groups, where you and your children will make lots of friends – many for a lifetime!
We also have formal and informal concerts every term and courses in the summer holiday. These courses really help to keep your child focused and also to cement friendships and long-term love of playing music.
It may also be useful to read this very helpful and inspiring article written by Dr Helen Likierman, a former BSG parent.