WHY CHOOSE KNOXVILLE SUZUKI ACADEMY?
Directed by Drs. Wesley Baldwin and Geoffrey Herd, two of the most sought-after pedagogues in the southeast, the Knoxville Suzuki Academy is East Tennessee’s premier organization for children’s music lessons.
The KSA’s mission is to provide excellent musical instruction inspired and guided by the philosophies and approaches popularized by Shinichi Suzuki. Our string faculty are trained Suzuki teachers and are actively engaged in the pursuit of excellence in Suzuki teaching. Each child’s music lessons will be a collaboration between teacher, parent, and child, and feature a nurturing, encouraging, yet disciplined approach.
THE SUZUKI METHOD
The ideas of parent responsibility, loving encouragement, constant repetition, fostering delight in learning, and celebrating small incremental advances are some of the special features of the Suzuki Method.
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I am so happy to have found KSA for violin lessons. My daughter is 9 and new to violin. Her teacher is Cameron, and he has been magnificent! He is so patient with her and works with her to make the lessons fun. I definitely recommend KSA, and especially Cameron.
My daughter was fortunate to be taught by both Dr. Wesley Baldwin and Ms. Ashlee Booth. She always enjoyed the time learning the cello from them. They both provided a positive learning environment which assisted in her reaching her potential. I highly recommend the Knoxville Suzuki Academy especially if you are wanting to learn to play the cello.
Our 4 year old takes violin lessons with Cameron and we absolutely LOVE it! All the instructors we’ve met have been excellent musicians, but more importantly to me they are patient, kind, positive and encouraging.
Cameron is so kind and patient with my almost 5-year-old daughter – he makes lessons enjoyable while still challenging her! Would definitely recommend KSA!