Suzuki at the Conservatory

Suzuki at the Conservatory

Ages All Ages
Campus Barnstable & Falmouth
Dates & Times On-Going
Tuition: Varies

“I want to make good citizens. If a child hears fine music from the day of his birth and learns to play it himself, he develops sensitivity, discipline, and endurance. He gets a beautiful heart.” ~Shin'ichi Suzuki

The Conservatory offers Suzuki-inspired instruction in violin, flute, guitar, and piano for students ages four to adult.  Pioneer educator Dr. Shinichi Suzuki, who developed this unique teaching method in the 1940s, believed that talent is not inherited, but nurtured by a child's environment. As such, he believed that children learn to play an instrument in much the same way they learn how to speak a language. His method encourages active parental involvement, daily practice and listening assignments and a combination of private lessons and group lessons with students of similar ages and abilities.

For additional information and instructor availability, please contact our registrars (Barnstable 508-362-2772 or Falmouth 508-540-0611).

How are Suzuki lessons different than traditional lessons?
•    Parental involvement is integral with the Suzuki method 
•    Suzuki students learn by ear and by rote 
•    Suzuki students may begin at an early age
•    In addition to weekly private lessons, Suzuki students attend 10 group classes per semester 

Suzuki Schedule:
Private Suzuki-inspired lessons adhere to the Conservatory’s fall and spring academic calendar. Group classes are included in the lesson fee.

Korey Charles
(Trumpet, Ukulele, Group Music)
Korey Charles - Trumpet, Ukulele, Group Music

First Steps in Music certification
Masters in Kodaly from the University of Hartford

Mr. Charles is an advocate for music education in early childhood, and he loves to share how music impacts brain development!   He teaches kindergarten through fourth-grade music in the Falmouth School district, and can also be seen music directing at St. Anthony's church and with the Falmouth Theater Guild at Highfield Theater.  He is also a former trumpet player and junior enlisted conductor of the MA 215th Army Band. 

With the Falmouth Schools, Mr. Charles teaches choir, beginner band, and beginner ukulele.  He studied music education and trumpet at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and has his Masters in Kodaly from the University of Hartford.  He is also a certified First Steps in Music and Conversational Solfege teacher.  Mr. Charles is an advocate for music education in early childhood, and he loves to share how music impacts brain development!       

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