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Traverse Symphony Orchestra

All levels Violin and Cello Group Class and Lessons - Winter/Spring

with Ann Marie, Kim Teachout And Elizabeth Bert


All levels Violin and Cello Group Class and Lesson:

For students of all levels. 

Suzuki Group Classes:

The concept of group classes is central to the Suzuki philosophy and its unified repertoire of music. Group classes are complementary to private lessons and equally important to the child’s development. They are meant to build confidence, practice and review skills learned in private lessons, learn new skills through already mastered pieces, build ensemble skills, explore other genres outside of the classical canon, and to build community. Instructors keep group classes fun and light by playing musical games and team building activities. Parents are expected to attend group class with their children and while parental involvement is less focused, observers can offer the praise and support that makes any learning more productive. (Pre-requisite: Private lessons with any teacher in the community or online.)

All levels Violin and Cello Group Class Schedule:

Every Thursday evening, January 11 - May 30, 2024.

NO group classes or lessons March 25 - 29 for Spring Break. 

5:00 - 5:45 pm Pre-Twinkle Class

5:45 - 6:30 Book One Class

6:30 - 7:15 Book Two Class


Private Suzuki Lesson:

The Private Instrumental lesson lies at the heart of the learning process. Since a young child needs structure and support, parents come to every lesson, take detailed notes and discuss the lesson with the teacher. The parent takes the techniques learned and provides a home environment in which they can be practiced daily. The parent is expected to be the home practice partner. In this way, the parent is able to ensure that the child is able to repeat the goals of the private lesson every day and can help shepherd the child towards productive and self-reflective learning. Lessons take place each week and last between 30 minutes to 1 hour, depending on a child's age and level of experience.​​

Lessons to be schedule individually with the Private Instructor.



  • Session 1: Jan 8 - May 31st, 2024

    Will run

First Congregational Church

For directions, call us at 231.947.7120

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