Suzuki Piano is called the "mother tongue" method, meaning just how one learns language through listening, a child can learn how to play the piano. This approach is ideal for the young beginner, i.e. 3+ and requires direct parental involvement at the lesson and during home practice. Early learning is based on using repetitive rote learning, listening to the recordings daily and memory.
Traditional piano method begins with note reading right from the first lesson. This method is ideal for the older beginner, i.e. age 7+, when the child is able to learn independently with little or no parental involvement during lessons or practice time. Of course, parental guidance is always encouraged to support the child's learning.
A parent knows their child's personality best and can further discuss which method is more suitable after an introductory assessment from their prospective teacher.
24 hours notice is recommended if you need to miss a lesson unless it is an emergency situation i.e. accident, hospital, sudden illness. I allow 2 make-up lessons per year, which can be scheduled at the end of the piano year (June) or on a mutally convenient day. Lessons cancelled by the teacher will be rescheduled.
BKB Music Studio offers two performance classes, February and May. Students, when ready and at the appropriate playing level, are encouraged to participate in music festivals, exams, Suzuki institutes, and other performance opportunities as they arise throughout the year.
Please call for current tuition fees. Lesson can begin at 15 minute sessions for the very young beginner (age 3-4) and move up to 30 minutes for beginners, 45 minutes for intermediates and 60 minutes for advanced students.