Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music Community Music School
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Suzuki Instruction


Spring Semester - 15 weeks (1/12 – 5/4/2015)

Ages 3 & up



Every child has ability.  The goal of the Suzuki Method is to develop this ability to a high level.

Dr. Shinichi Suzuki of Japan originated this method after recognizing the fact that children learn to speak their native language with great ease.  He took this concept and applied it to teaching music to young children.  Through an approach of listening and repetition, and with much encouragement, students can reach a high level of musical ability.

In addition to developing a child's musical skills, the Suzuki Method also teaches focus, concentration and sensitivity. Children gain self-confidence through successful study and performance.  They acquire memory skills and the ability to apply learning techniques to other areas.  It was Dr. Suzuki's hope that through the study of music and with this training of ability, children would become noble human beings.

The CMS Suzuki program, in existence since 1971, is nationally recognized for its high quality of teaching.  The program offers lessons in violin, viola, cello, guitar, piano, and recorder for students three years old through adults.

The faculty is composed of professional musicians who are highly trained Suzuki teachers and active members in the Suzuki Association of the Americas.

Each child enrolled in the program receives an individual lesson each week.  In addition, group lessons reinforce performance, rhythm training, music theory, music history, chamber music and note-reading skills.

Children participate in solo recitals, group concerts and graduation ceremonies.



15 weeks (1/12 – 5/4/2015)

Violin, viola, cello, guitar, piano and recorder students in Suzuki book 1 and beyond receive individual lessons, observe other students’ lessons, attend group lessons and participate in recitals and workshops.

30 Minute Lessons


45 Minute Lessons


60 Minute Lessons


Phone: 901-678-4244,
Room 124 – Music Building
Fax: 901-678-1392
Samuel Sidhom, Director
Carolyn Farris, Office Manager


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