Suzuki Flute

About the Suzuki Method

The Suzuki Method is based on the philosophy that music may be learned by young students in much the same way language is. Just as infants learn to speak by hearing and imitating their parents, young children learn music by being immersed in sounds and songs. Through listening, imitation, and repetition, music is taught and absorbed as a language.

The three defining aspects of the Suzuki Program at BMS are:

  1. Parent involvement: Parents attend every lesson and actively support at-home practice. The learning experience becomes shared by parent and child.
  2. Group Classes: Reinforce the material and concepts covered in private lessons, and provide a sense of community with other students and parents.
  3. Emphasis on listening: Developing strong aural skills and the ability to play by ear is given early importance, even as note-reading and theory are introduced.

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Class Details

Class Day Start Date Time Length Teacher Fall Term Spring Term Year
Suzuki Flute Beginners' Group Tuesday 9/25 3:30pm 50 minutes Anthea Kechley $360.00 $405.00 $765.00

Fall Term: 14 weeks | Spring Term: 16 weeks | Year: 30 weeks


Semesters 2018-2019

Suzuki Flute Classes have two semesters:

  1. FALL semester begins on September 11, 2018
  2. SPRING semester begins on January 29, 2019

Students registered for classes in Fall Term are automatically reenrolled in Spring Term.

More info available at School Calendars

School Calendars

Fees & Aid

  • There is a once-yearly non-refundable $35 registration fee per student ($50 per family)
  • There is a $15 fee per term for payment plans
  • No registration fee is charged for summer study

BMS is committed to removing any financial barriers. Tuition assistance is available.

Tuition Assistance


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Anthea Kechley

Anthea Kechley

Flutist Anthea Kechley endeavors to give students the experience of enrichment through music...(more)

Julianne Johnston

Julianne Johnston

My philosophy as a music teacher is to instill a lifelong love of music. I want my students to have ...(more)

Suzuki Private Lessons

Age 5 is typically when children are able to hold the flute and develop the muscular coordination to produce a steady sound. Occasionally, students may begin lessons younger, following a trial lesson and consultation with a Suzuki instructor. The same parent or caregiver is requested to consistently attend all private lessons.