|Welcome to the Atlanta Music Center's Suzuki Piano Beginnings Class
PIANO BEGINNINGS for age 3½ - 5
A Suzuki based piano course for young beginners is being offered Fall 2012 and Winter 2013
FALL 2012 SEMESTER: The class is offered for 16 weeks starting Aug 22, 2012, Wednesdays, from 3:30 - 4:20 PM and ends January 9, 2013, with two weeks off December 26, 2012 & January 2, 2013.
WINTER 2012 SEMESTER starts January 16, 2013 - May 8, 2013 with one week off April 3, 2013. For the WINTER 2013 semester a deposit of $150 is due by December 15, 2012, with the balance due by Feb 15, 2013.
The tuition is $400 for the 16 forty minute classes plus a $75 materials fee due at the first class which covers the books, CDS, briefcase, rhythm instrument and magnetic staff board and magnet notes needed for the class. Tuition plus materials fee is due
at the first class. A deposit of $150 is due before the first class. Refunds on first month's tuition of $100 only; no refunds after the first month. No refunds on materials. No refunds or make ups for missed classes.
The parent attends all classes with the child.
It is recommended that the parent reads Nurtured by Love by Dr Shinichi Suzuki and To Learn with Love by Constance Starr before beginning the class.
There are no refunds for materials or missed classes. There are 3 studio piano recitals during the year and one in June that is a swim and lunch party after the recital. I also recommend attending the 2 Spivey Hall Suzuki Piano Graduation recitals in January 2012 and June 2013. Tickets and Suzuki Piano Graduation Recital schedules at www.spiveyhall.org or by calling 678-466-4200.
Studio recitals and classes are held in Sandy Springs in the lower level of the instructor, Judy Blase's, home. It is recommended that you and your child observe several lessons before starting the group lessons. That can be arranged by calling Judy Blase and setting up a time to observe.
Group lessons eventually become private lessons when the instructor determines the readiness of the child. At that point, if not before, the student must have an acoustic piano in good tune in the home. An adjustable bench or chair and adjustable footstool are necessary to have in the home. I recommend that you purchase the best instrument you can afford when your child starts lessons . I teach on 2 grand pianos side by side in the studio.
The class is limited to 4 students and their parents
Judy Blase, Phd, Director