Suzuki Violin

The Suzuki Program at Brookline Music School consists of weekly private lessons combined with group classes.

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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Length Per Term Full Year
30 minutes $248.00 (16 weeks) $496.00 (32 weeks)
45 minutes $368.00 (16 weeks) $736.00 (32 weeks)


Semesters 2018-2019

Suzuki Violin 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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Allison Dobbs

Allison Dobbs

My teaching is personalized to each individual, since students come to lessons from varied backgrounds, and with different goals. I welcome beginners just getting...(more)

Konstantin Arakelov

Konstantin Arakelov

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Narine Arustamyan

Narine Arustamyan

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Tomoko Iwamoto

Tomoko Iwamoto

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Suzuki Private Lessons

Although children can start at very young age, Suzuki method is effective for any age - grade school age or adults. Age 5 is typically when children are able to hold the violin 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.