school & classes
- about classes
for more information visit "the method" pages or schedule a visit
Dr. Andrew Smith,
GRSM Hons, LRAM,
Welcome to the Suzuki Music School of Westport & Orange, CT, a 501(c)3 non-profit music school, founded in 1997. We are a member of the National Guild of Community Music Schools of the Arts, a member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas and home to the Suzuki Association of Southern New England. We offer instrumental music lessons in violin, viola, cello, guitar, flute, piano, voice, chamber music, music theory, and ensemble to over 360 students. In addition to our instrumental instruction, we run a variety of music classes for mothers and tots from "newborn to 6 years", as well as music enrichment classes for adults of all ages. Our talented faculty is trained within the Suzuki Method and aims to instill joy and confidence to every student through the medium of music.
I invite you to come and visit the school, meet the faculty or sit in on a lesson. Or if you would like to be entertained, come and attend one of our events - an inspiring student concert or our exciting visiting artist series. If you are interested in enrolling in a class please explore these web pages for information. You can also request information by phone or through our website. We hope we can bring the joy of music into your life!
Dr. Andrew Smith GRSM Hons, LRAM, Cert Ad.
While some children are able to study an instrument as young as three years of age, the majority of children under five are not ready for private instrumental lessons without preparatory steps. We recommend you enroll in a "music for tots" class for at least a year. We also suggest that you expose your child to as much live and recorded music as possible. Contact our admissions director, Astrid Bernard to discuss choosing an instrument, meeting a teacher or just coming in to observe classes
music for tots
General Music Classes are a fun and creative way to introduce your child to music. If your child is younger than five then we recommend you enroll in a general music class for at least a year before taking an instrument. We also suggest that you enroll for at least a semester in a course run at SMSW since our courses are designed to help the transition into private instrumental lessons
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