How do I register?

To register, please call (865) 401-0439 or email us at info@knoxvillesuzukiacademy.com with your contact information, desired instrument, and the age of the future student. We will respond to you within one business day. Please also read our policy page to gain an understanding of what will be expected of the parents and child prior to beginning lessons.

What are your fees?

Suzuki Early Childhood Education

18-week courses for children aged 0 to 4 years are $432 for each child and their parent. Late registrants will receive prorated tuition.

Monthly Tuition Rates

All tuitions include 4 private lessons and a monthly, level-appropriate 1 hour group class

30 minute lessons: $160/month

45 minute lessons: $210/month

60 minute lessons: $260/month

All students enrolling in private instrumental lessons at the KSA will need to pay a one-time $50 registration fee.

Will my child learn to read music?

Yes! Training in reading music will begin very early in your child’s musical education. With the Suzuki method, your child will learn the first 2-3 books primarily by ear. They will begin the process of learning to read music, however, before they have finished with book 1. As with language acquisition, the process is first aural and physical, and only later visual. Our approach at the KSA yield’s students who have an excellent instrumental foundation, beautiful sound, and fine music reading ability.

How often does the child need to practice?

Dr. Suzuki said that you only need to practice on days that you eat. This is a humorous way of saying that daily practice is an absolute necessity. Equally important with home practice is daily listening to recordings of the Suzuki literature that your child is working on.

 

Are parents required to be present at lessons?

Yes. An essential part of the Suzuki Method is the Teacher-Parent-Child Triangle. Parents must be at lessons to observe and take notes as well as to gain their own understanding of the instrument so that they can help the child practice at home. In addition to taking notes, many parents and children find it valuable to take video of each lesson to review at home between lessons. Watching a lesson video at home for a few minutes is a powerful way to begin practice at the house.