SALISBURY, MD---PRESTO, the Preparatory School of Music at Salisbury University, offers Suzuki group violin classes for children ages 3-6.
Based on the principles developed by Shinichi Suzuki, a Japanese violinist and pedagogue, Suzuki talent education combines a music teaching method with a philosophy that embraces the total development of the child. Based on Suzuki’s language acquisition theories, the method emphasizes listening to music daily, parental involvement and a positive environment in the class and at home.
Bethany Freesen, a Suzuki-trained instructor and graduate of Lee University, teaches the classes.
PRESTO also offers private instruction in strings (violin, viola, cello and bass), piano, voice, guitar and most orchestral and band instruments.
Lessons and classes are offered on weekday afternoons. Except for piano, students are required to bring their own instruments. A limited number of need-based scholarships to students will be offered. Students must be participating in their school music program to be eligible for scholarships.
Registration begins Tuesday, January 21, and lessons and classes begin the week of February 10. To sign up call PRESTO at the SU Music Department at 410-548-2985, or e-mail Helene English at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Sachi Murasugi at email@example.com.
For more information visit the PRESTO Web site at www.salisbury.edu/musicdept/presto.