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What is the
Suzuki Method?


In the mid-20th century, Japanese violinist Shinichi Suzuki began to apply the basic principles of native language acquisition to the learning of music


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

Read more: 

The Suzuki Method
on WikiPedia

The Suzuki Program at Creative Arts

The strength of the Suzuki Method lies in parental support, collaboration with the teacher and ensemble playing. Parents attend lessons and support the student during home practice. Creative Arts offers Suzuki Method private lessons in violin, viola, cello, guitar, flute and piano, starting as young as 3.5 years old. 

New lessons temporarily suspended.

Start With a Trial Music Lesson

  • A 30 minute trial lesson ($30) is a private music lesson, not a sales talk. Students gain musical knowledge and begin their musical journey!​

  • Meet the teacher, learn about your student's musical education and performance opportunities and see our large classrooms and recital hall.  

  • Explore different instruments - our teachers can help students decide. 

  • Call 781-942-9600 or Go To the New Student Lesson Inquiry Form

The Suzuki Program at Creative Arts Faculty

Judith Braude: Flute, Piccolo

  • SAA Certification in Flute through Book 4 plus Advanced Practicum

Kenya Esteva de Ruiz: Violin, Cello, Guitar, Ukulele

  • SAA Certification in Violin, Books 1, 2, 3 & 7


Sheryl LaFayette: Viola, Violin, Piano

  • SAA Certfication in Violin through Book 6

  • SAA Certification in Piano through Book 4


Marybeth Mackay: Violin

  • SAA Certfication in Violin through Book 1

Group Suzuki Classes


Instrument Exploration

Ages 3 - 8 with parent/caregiver

Not sure which instrument is right for your young child?

This class allows families to play instruments and learn about the Suzuki Method, which includes parents and caregivers in the student's learning. 

  • Students will listen, sing and move with live instrument demonstrations, and explore pitch and rhythm with engaging activities

  • 30-minute classes specifically designed for ages 3-8 and their families

  • Get questions answered about the Suzuki Method, lessons, at-home practice and age appropriate learning 

Suzuki Beginnings for Violin

Ages 3 to 6 with Parent/Caregiver; for students who are completely new to Suzuki Violin

Designed for the young student and their parent/caregiver who are new to the instrument, we will use rhythm and pitch games, singing and listening in an engaging and nurturing environment. Also called a "Pre-Twinkle" class, students and their parents/caregivers learn basic techniques on the instrument.

Instructor: Kenya Estva de Ruiz

Suzuki Group Violin

Ages 4 to 10; for students who have taken Suzuki Beginnings for Violin or the equivalent

Group classes, along with weekly private lessons, are an integral part of learning the violin and the Suzuki method. Building on what has been learned in private lessons, students experience the fun and social aspects of playing together!


Besides playing engaging (and educational!) musical games we'll be playing arco and pizzicato with Twinkle rhythms and open-stringed songs. Advanced students will be given harmonies and leadership roles. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to attend the class to enrich their student's experience. 

Instructor: Kenya Estva de Ruiz


Phone 781-942-9600



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