Many Suzuki teachers begin private lessons around age 3 or 4, however the very best time to begin music classes is actually at birth. Dorothy Jones was given the commission by Dr. Suzuki to develop a program that would provide a musically rich environment from age zero for parents and their children. She took this challenge to heart and over several decades began what is now known as SECE--Suzuki Early Childhood Education. Although some would say that even age three is too young, Dr. Suzuki would say three is three year too late:)
We are soon opening our first classes in the area in Orangevale, CA. If you would like to become a part of our maiden voyage, you will have an enjoyable experience and bring the power of beautiful music into your child's ears and heart. You will end up taking away from the experience much more than you could imagine.
Everyone child can be trained to hear the incredible differences between tones, phrases, rhythms and melodies. We want to develop a high level of skill through joyful nurture and teaching.
(Heather Williams is the owner of the Suzuki Piano Academy and has been teaching group classes for age zero to five for over 12 years. She has been teaching private Suzuki piano lessons for 28 years.)