About Us

SuzukiMusic, also known as the National Capital Suzuki School of Music, was founded in 1987 to promote the musical education of children and to nurture their development through the Suzuki method. It is a registered non-profit corporation governed by an elected Board of Directors comprised of parents, teachers and interested citizens.

The Board of Directors contracts with professional Suzuki music instructors to provide individual and group music lessons. All SuzukiMusic teachers are professional musicians, and have received specialized training in Suzuki teaching from accredited Suzuki institutes. Individual lessons are offered in the teacher’s home studio. A parent, who also acts as a home teacher and promoter of daily practice, always accompanies the child to lessons. SuzukiMusic embraces children of all ages and abilities, including special needs children.

After they have become comfortable with their instrument, at about age six, they may begin to learn to read music. Students play in school recitals and concerts throughout the year. SuzukiMusic encourages its families to play in the community at schools, hospitals, churches and other venues.