Why Choose Knoxville Suzuki Academy

The Knoxville Suzuki Academy is East Tennessee’s premier organization for children’s music lessons. Directed by Dr. Wesley Baldwin and Geoffrey Herd, each child’s curriculum is supervised by two of the most sought after pedagogues in the southeast.

The Academy features the world-renowned Suzuki method of instruction, and all of our string faculty are trained Suzuki teachers, registered with the Suzuki Association of the Americas. Each child’s music lessons will be a collaboration between teacher, parent, and child, and feature a nurturing, encouraging, yet disciplined approach.

Fun Lessons for Kids

Suzuki Trained Instructors

20 Years of Experience

300+ Happy Clients

Flexible Timetable

2 Convenient locations

Knoxville Suzuki Academy in Knoxville, TN
Knoxville Suzuki Academy in Knoxville, TN
Knoxville Suzuki Academy in Knoxville, TN
Knoxville Suzuki Academy in Knoxville, TN

The Suzuki Approach

The ideas of parent responsibility, loving encouragement, constant repetition, etc., are some of the special features of the Suzuki approach.

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Performances by just a few of our outstanding students

Our Blog

Circles to help with violin, viola, cello, or bass!

Circles to help with violin, viola, cello, or bass! Today I am thinking about circles and ease and joy in playing string instruments. Folks who use circular motions and shapes in their approach to playing their instruments (violin, viola, cello, or bass) have a much better time on their journey with playing string instruments. Why…

How do we Practice on our journey with Suzuki Lessons?

Dear friends, I have been thinking a lot recently about the ways we feed our growth as string players and musicians in our individual practice of our Suzuki lessons. Of course, just playing at the house each day (or most days) is essential for us to grow with music. Imagine trying to learn to speak…

Perfect Practice: Let’s Build Our Practice Toolbox!

“Practice makes perfect.” If you’re reading this blog, you’ve probably interacted with practicing a musical instrument in some way, and like me, you probably feel like something is missing from this adage. Many years ago when I was practicing my cello lessons for hours and hours each day, I developed some chronic pain from playing…