The Suzuki Music School of Sandy Hook Village was founded in 1977 by W. Jeanne Luedke. From its earliest beginnings, the school has strived to develop the whole child through music education. Our students are given the opportunity to perform and showcase their talents at multiple performances throughout the year and are backed by our award winning teachers who share over 200 years of experience. The school is proud to offer a wide variety of programs for all ages: Baby Classes and Pre-School Music Classes for Ages 6 Weeks - 5 Years old as well as our Instrumental Program for ages 4 and up, which includes Piano, Classical Guitar, Violin and Viola as well as our Americana Program offering Traditional Fiddle, Acoustic Guitar, Ukulele, Mandolin, Electric Guitar, Slide Guitar and Banjo lessons. Songwriting and Music Theory classes round out our wide range of programs.
The core principle of the Suzuki method is the ‘Mother Tongue’ aspect of the philosophy. Suzuki discovered that children could learn to play beautiful music the same way they learned to speak their native language. Given the proper training and environmental conditions, any child may develop a high level of ability.
Parental involvement is an integral component of the method. The ‘Home Teacher’ will be taught the basic information to help the child practice effectively each day. A positive, nurturing environment is encouraged. We are not born with talent; it is something which may be learned.