STEP 3: Beginner Violin & Viola Program (Ages 4-7)

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Starting as a little boy who barely knows what a violin is, “J” is now able to play quite a few songs on his 1/10 violin.

His achievement in the past year is so unexpectedly remarkable that it almost seems magical to me.

The other day, he was humming a new song and suddenly turned to me with sparkles in his eyes saying, “Mommy, I want to play this on my violin!”

I can tell how much he is enjoying the journey of music. And I’m glad that we started this journey with HKSMI.

(Ingrid, Suzuki STEP 3 mother, Son age 5)

Highlights of our STEP 3: Violin & Viola Program (beginners ages 4-7)

  • Child-centered education.
    • Nurturing & Supportive Educational Philosophy.
  • Multiple learning styles (direct/observational).
  • Highly-Qualified Teachers.
  • Parents Participate too!
    • No musical experience necessary!
    • Parents learn to coach their child at home.
  • 2-classes per week
    • Semi-private lesson called a master class, where you learn to play the violin.
    • Group class to learn to play in ensemble.
  • Performance Opportunities
  • Progressive Graduation Recitals – no stressful exams!
    • Students progress at their own pace!
  • Schedule:

    • Semi-private lessons scheduled Tuesday to Friday, please speak with director.
    • Beginner Group Class: Saturdays 930am, another may be added
      • if this time is not possible please let us know and we will wait-list you for when we open a new class time.
  • Trial Class:

    • Free observation and meeting with director.
  • Tuition:

    • $1,000HKD per week for 2 classes per week.
    • Tuition is pro-rated from registration date.
    • 36-weeks per year (two 18-week terms)
    • Be in touch for more details on registration.

We are now accepting new students ages 4 to 7 into our STEP 3 Violin/Viola Program.

Register for STEP 3: Suzuki Violin Program

Our STEP 3 program is based on a philosophy developed by Dr. Shinichi Suzuki, of Japan. Dr. Suzuki pioneered a method of teaching instruments which encourages the development of a nurturing and supportive music-making community. This community includes the student, teacher, parent and other children of various age and is built through regular lessons, group classes, and concerts. It is a little like growing up in a musical village!

Structure: Two classes per week

The instrumental program consists of two basic parts: semi-private lesson, called a “master class” (2 students & parents), and a group class (up to 15 students & parents). Read more

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Semi-Private “Master Class” Violin Lesson

The 55-minute master class lesson is a semi-private instrumental lesson.

Children learn incredibly fast from each other, and the master class environment harnesses the power of both direct teacher instruction and in-direct observational learning.

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Group Class Lessons

Group classes are held as a 45-minute ensemble class with ten or more students.

In this class students learn a range of age appropriate musical and general skills. Musically, they learn how to work together as a team since ensemble work is vital for string players (ie. orchestra/chamber music).

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Both my two girls, ages 6 and 7, enjoy learning from Ms. Evelyn and the Suzuki way of teaching very much. They are much more confident now to performance in front of people. Charlotte even brought her violin to school and played in front of her class and other classes during recess! In the past, I would never imagine she would be so brave. As a parent, I benefit tremendously from attending classes with the girls. Practicing violin has become my daily routine. I never thought I would be able to pick up a new instrument before we joined HKSMI. (Jaslyn, Suzuki STEP 3 mother, Daughters ages 6 and 7)

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Further Studies

At HKSMI, we are planning for your child’s musical future. As the students at HKSMI grow, so will our programming. There will be ample musical opportunities for your child to thrive and excel right at HKSMI until they reach the end of secondary school.

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“E” and “E” can’t remember the days when they started their Suzuki journey at the ages of 3 & 4. They don’t even recall that my husband and I had to learn to play the violin alongside them (but didn’t even finish Book 1 when they surpassed us at Minuet 3)! And now, 9 years (and 10 books) later, they cannot imagine how their lives might have been without the Suzuki method.

I feel blessed to say that I was able to be there with them every step of the way: every lesson, every group class, every recital, and every graduation. And now as they enter their teenage years, they continue with these lifelong skills beyond our home, joining their school orchestra and the HK Metropolitan Youth Orchestra. Through the Suzuki teaching, they’ve learned to practice diligently on their own, play passionately with their peers, and nurture others who might benefit from their music.

Every please teach me and thank you for teaching me bow that they take, I am reminded of how fortunate we are to have joined the studios of our loving Suzuki teachers Ms. Evelyn and Ms. Jennifer. We are so thankful to have walked down this path that Dr. Suzuki created, and hope that we have done justice to his philosophy beautiful tone, beautiful heart.

(Sandra, Suzuki Parent of Young Artists, Ages 12 and 13)

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