Why study music?

The benefits of a musical education extend far beyond the ability to play an instrument.  Music lessons develop sensitivity, curiousity,  patience, discipline, and coordination.   Playing a musical instrument develops the right and left brains simultaneously and many studies have shown that music lessons can improve student performance in other subjects such as math and language.  We focus not just on a student’s musical development, but on how music can shape the whole person.  Most importantly, playing music is fun!  One of life’s greatest joys is the ability to make music with friends.  We offer Suzuki group classes for young students and chamber music coaching for advancing string players. “Teaching music is not my main purpose. I want to make good citizens. If children hear fine music from the day of their birth and learn to play it, they develop sensitivity, discipline and endurance. They get a beautiful heart.” – Shinichi Suzuki