Frequently Asked Questions
Do you offer remote or virtual lessons?
Yes. In-person lessons are ideal for the best learning experience. However, we try to accommodate all families as well as instructors and offer lessons via Zoom.
Where do I get my child’s instrument?
Your private teacher can help you decide which violin size is right for your child (1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 3/4, or full) and let you know if they have a preference for any particular shop in town. Many parents choose to rent a quality violin while their child(ren) take lessons, as they will outgrow the smaller sizes. We typically recommend: Voss Violins, Ron Sachs, or Ken Stanton.
I heard Suzuki students start when they are four years old. Will my older child feel out of place?
Not at all. We have students who start at many different ages – all of whom can be successful. We also offer group lesson opportunities for students of all ages and levels of experience.
How long are lessons?
Lessons for beginners are typically 30 minutes, and lessons for more advanced students can be 45 or 60 minutes. Group class is 45 minutes and orchestra is 1.5 hours.
How do I learn more about lessons or register my child for lessons?
Contact us directly to learn more. or email for more information on lesson details and registration information. Phone: 404-372-5490 Email: SuzukiAtlanta@gmail.com
Will my child learn to read music?
Yes! Beginning students in Suzuki start without music to hone their ears and understand the mechanics of their instrument, but they are working on reading skills from the very beginning. By the time they are in chamber orchestra, they are experienced sight-readers.
My child has ADHD/Dyslexia/Asperger’s (insert your concern here). Can she learn an instrument?
Of course! We firmly hold to the core Suzuki belief that “every child can”. We are all different and have our own strengths and struggles. Music is for everyone.
Why do parents attend lessons with their children?
Part of the Suzuki Method relies upon a consistent parent (the “Suzuki Parent”) to attend lessons, takes notes, and learn alongside the child. As the parent, you serve as your child’s daily practice assistant at home. You are the most consistent and loving guide for your child on the journey of learning an instrument!
What is your orchestra program?
The Suzuki Atlanta’s orchestra is essentially the group lessons our more advanced students. It provides an opportunity to practice and perform together. We play pieces that are part of the Suzuki curriculum as well as other pieces that students enjoy. We perform 4 – 6 concerts annually, allowing students to showcase all of their hard work and become more comfortable performing pieces for an audience.
Carol Stokes, Director