Group Lessons

Beginner Group

3-8 Students

Getting started on the violin by learning posture, introductory musical games, initial sounds and rhythms with an instrument, playing and performing with a group.

Books 1-4

10-20 Students

Students join a larger group, finding motivation through exposure to more advanced players tackling music that’s just ahead of them. Introductory reading and multi-part ensembles are also taught. Older students become mentors to the younger ones.

Books 5+

10-20 Students

Students move up to our performance ensemble and enjoy learning a wide variety of multipart repertoire. They also benefit from many extra performances, masterclasses with guest artists and trips, tours and team building events.

The Suzuki Method

The Suzuki method of music education is based on the philosophy and teaching methods developed by the Japanese violinist, pedagogue, and humanitarian Dr. Shinichi Suzuki. Suzuki’s belief in teaching peace and understanding through music has been adopted by many thousands of teachers in America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Tanzania, and South Africa. The International Suzuki Association was founded in 1980 and regional and national Suzuki Associations have been established worldwide to develop teacher training courses and further the work of this outstanding educator.

Learning Principles

  • An early beginning
  • Parental involvement
  • Group classes and individual lessons
  • Development of the ear first
  • Music reading when instrumental skills and age permit
  • Step-by-step learning
  • Regular concerts and workshops providing motivation
  • Instruction by experienced musicians with training in Suzuki pedagogy
  • Solo, ensemble, and chamber music opportunities

Canta Arya aspires to be a musically enriched environment where every child can learn to play and enjoy music for life.