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Suzuki Violin Lessons for All Ages


Parents often wonder at what age to begin violin study. Dr. Suzuki believed in starting as early as age 3. He wrote about how babies are learning music from the time they are born, listening to their mother’s singing voice. For him, babies internalize rhythm and melody; through contact with music their talent for it is already starting to develop.

How fast a student progresses depends on many factors. With commitment, diligence, and hard work, every student can play violin at a high level and achieve a beautiful tone. For many, Book 1 can take the longest, because the student is encountering everything for the first time.

It is still possible to learn violin at a later age. Intellectually the more mature student will grasp the concepts more quickly. But the older one starts the violin, the more attention must be paid to balance and relaxation.

To maximize achievement and ensure success, private lessons occur on a weekly basis.

Recommended lesson guidelines:

30 minute lessons                     books 1-3

45 minute lessons                     books 4-5

1 hour lessons                          books 6-10, and above

The Suzuki Violin School of Santa Barbara provides instruction in violin, viola, cello and guitar to all ages. Our local students come from the Santa Barbara, Lompoc, Santa Maria, and Ventura areas. Now that we are fully online, we have students from around the world.


Please call or email today to inquire about joining our teaching studio!

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