Violin

St Peter’s Community Arts Academy offers lessons in the Suzuki style both online and in-person. The Academy also offers a “String Explorers” class for young children.

Suzuki violin lessons are offered to students (ages 3+) and at all levels. The Suzuki method developed in Japan by Dr. Shinichi Suzuki is based on the premise that all children are born with a high potential for learning, and given the opportunity and proper environment, any child can learn to play an instrument. Students in the Suzuki program learn to make music using the “mother tongue” approach, which focuses on listening and imitating, just as they learn to speak. Parents in the Suzuki violin program have vital roles in the educational process. A parent is required to be an active participant in the lesson and at group class and to help structure practice at home. The weekly group classes supplement the private lessons and are an essential part of the Suzuki program. The group classes give students opportunities to experience the joy of playing together and for one another. Lessons are scheduled individually with Suzuki-certified instructors.

Rental instruments are available at discounted rates through String House in Rochester.

  • First Quarter: September 7, 2022- November 8, 2022
  • Second Quarter: November 9, 2022- January 28, 2023
  • Third Quarter: January 30, 2023- April 16, 2023
  • Fourth Quarter: April 17, 2023-June 19, 2023
  • String Explorers (ages 3-6 with caregiver )

    Monday 5:45 - 6:15 $141.75
    Students will learn basic violin posture and bow hold as well as key ingredients for a beautiful tone. Note reading and simple rhythms will be introduced and students will gain the ability to play easy songs from memory. More »
  • Suzuki Group community class (Ages 5+)

    Day/time TBD $70.00 per quarter
    This class is intended as a stand-alone for community participants currently studying Suzuki books 1-4 outside of SPCAA. Please contact Ms. Gray prior to registering to ensure proper level placement. More »
  • Suzuki Violin – 30 private lesson (Ages 3+)

    weekly private lesson and group session $362.25 per quarter
    Julie Gray and Ellen (Sonnenberg) Stokoe welcome students for private lessons and an included weekly group session. Ms. Gray has opened the group class to currently practicing students studying the Suzuki method elsewhere. Students wishing to participate must More »
  • Suzuki Violin – 45 minute private lesson (Ages 3 +)

    weekly private lesson and group session $546 per quarter
    Julie Gray and Ellen (Sonnenberg) Stokoe welcome students for private lessons and an included weekly group session. Ms. Gray has opened the group class to currently practicing students studying the Suzuki method elsewhere. Students wishing to participate must More »
  • Suzuki Violin – 60 minute private lesson (Ages 5+)

    weekly private lesson and group session $724.50
    Julie Gray and Ellen (Sonnenberg) Stokoe welcome students for private lessons and an included weekly group session. Ms. Gray has opened the group class to currently practicing students studying the Suzuki method elsewhere. Students wishing to participate must More »
  • Violin summer-30 minute lesson

    Days and time to be scheduled with instructor/ Per Lesson $31.50
    Violin instructor Julianna Gray and Ellen Sonnenberg will be offering summer violin lessons. Ms. Gray's studio is in session on June 25, July 12, 19, and 26 only, Ms. Sonnenberg will be in session June 27, July 11, More »
  • Violin summer-45 minute lesson

    Days and time to be scheduled with instructor/ Per Lesson $47.50
    Violin instructor Julianna Gray and Ellen Sonnenberg will be offering summer violin lessons. Ms. Gray's studio is in session on June 25, July 12, 19, and 26 only, Ms. Sonnenberg will be in session June 27, July 11, More »
  • Violin summer-60 minute lesson

    Days and time to be scheduled with instructor/ Per Lesson $63.00
    Violin instructor Julianna Gray and Ellen Sonnenberg will be offering summer violin lessons. Ms. Gray's studio is in session on June 25, July 12, 19, and 26 only, Ms. Sonnenberg will be in session June 27, July 11, More »