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Interested in Suzuki violin lessons in Seattle? Come and observe a group class on a Friday evening! If the community and music making captivates you, come and observe a private lesson or two! If your interest continues to grow, we will place you on the waitlist and let you know as soon as a spot becomes available. 

 Contact us to observe a lesson in Seattle or attend a group class. 

resources

Here is a list of supplies you will need to begin lessons. Order the Suzuki Violin Book 1 with Hilary Hahn CD and begin listening as soon it arrives. Recordings are also available for download through Apple MusicIt will be enormously helpful to have the music already flowing through the mind of your child by the time of their first lesson.

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Music Supplies

 

  • Capitol Music: (206) 622-0171. Your local music store! Please support them!

  • Bishoffberger Violins: (206) 324-3119. Local violin rentals. 

  • Robertson Violins: https://www.robertsonviolins.com (505) 889-2999. Source for purchase of all sizes of instruments in New Mexico. They have a 100%instrument value trade up policy.

  • Carrabba Violins: (206) 283-5566. Violin and bow repair and purchase locally.

  • Sten Olsen Violins: (206) 783-7654. Violin and bow repair.

  • Shar Products: https://www.sharmusic.com. Good source for music and accessories.

Required Materials

 

  • Violin and Bow – center mounted chin rest, wood bow with horsehair.

  • Contoured Shoulder Sponge – medium size.

  • Notebook for parent notes.

 

  • Suzuki Revised Book One

  • Suzuki Revised Book One CD (William Preucil, violinist)

  • Nurtured By Love by Shinichi Suzuki

Suggested Materials 

 

  • Ability Development from Age Zero, Shinichi Suzuki

  • Teaching From the Balance Point, Edward Kreitman

  • To Learn With Love, W. and C. Starr

  • Stories of Composers for Young Musicians, Kay Kendall

Basic Repertoire

  • Revised Suzuki Book 1, CD with William Preucil, violin.

  • Quick Steps to Notereading volumes 1&2, Lorrain Fink.

  • Revised Suzuki Book 2, CD with William Preucil, violin.

  • 1st Etute Album, Whistler (Rubank).

  • Optional: Fiddlers Philharmonic, violin, Dabczynski /Phillips.

  • Optional: Christmas Kaleidescope, volumes 1&2, Frost.

  • Revised Suzuki Book 3, CD with William Preucil, violin.

  • A Tune A Day VOLUME 3, Paul Herfurth.

  • 44 Duets, Bartok.

  • Revised Suzuki Book 4, CD with William Preucil, violin. 

  • The Doflein Method, volume III: The 2nd and 3rd Positions. 

  • Solos for Young Violinists, volume 2, Barbara Barber.

  • Revised Suzuki Book 5, CD with William Preucil, violin. 

  • Scales for Advanced Violinists, Barbara Barber.

  • Solos for Young Violinists, volume 3, Barbara Barber. 

  • Canonic Sonatas, Telemann.

  • Suzuki Book 6 & 7, CD. 

  • The Fritz Kreisler Collection: All-Time Favorites No. 115. 

  • The Doflein Method Volume V: The Upper Positions.

  • Solos for Young Violinists: volume 4&5, Barbara Barber. 

  • 42 Studies for Violin, Kreutzer. 

  • Solos for Young Violinists: volume 6, Barbara Barber.