Group Class – Suzuki Strings of Miami Valley

Suzuki Strings of the Miami Valley

Private lessons are once week once, and group class once a month.  Music is then shared with friends and much positive reinforcement comes from this environment.  Private lessons are $27 for a half-hour, and the group classes are $10 per month.  The student needs to take a private lesson and the class.  Children under 8 must have a parent in the lesson.


Group classes

Private violin and viola Suzuki lessons can be arranged on Mondays (early afternoon), Wednesdays (after school), or Thursdays (after school)

Group classes: Saturdays 9:00 am – 9:45 am

1st Saturday of the month: 3 – 6 years old

2nd Saturday of the month: 7 – 10 year old

Lessons and classes will be taught by Lois Clond.

What is Suzuki?

The Suzuki method was developed by Shinichi Suzuki in Japan. It has been called the “mother tongue” method because of its use of listen and learning the way children learn language. It is different from traditional music lessons in that the parent is considered to be an integral part of the learning. The parent attends all lessons and is the at-home teacher. This triangle, teacher-student-parent, allows for children to have guided practice at home.
Children can begin lessons as preschoolers.


Suzuki Strings classes and lessons are taught by Lois Clond

Lois Clond grew up in Kansas City, Missouri where she graduated from Ruskin High school. She attended William Jewell CollegeLois Clond where she graduated summa cum laude with a degree in music education. Later she attended the University of Missouri, Kansas City to work on her master’s degree in violin performance.
Mrs. Clond has been teaching using the Suzuki method for over 30 years in Hanover, Indiana, Columbus, Indiana, Siloam Springs, Arkansas and Fort Wayne, Indiana. She currently teaches strings at Incarnation Catholic School in Centerville.