BOP STOP at The Music Settlement is Cleveland's premier listening room: an intimate, acoustically pristine performance venue with sweeping views of Lake Erie.
Ages: 4 - 6
Session Length: One Week
Skill Level: Beginner
Start your child on the path to lifelong musicianship!
Designed for children ages 4 - 6, Intro to Suzuki is both a parent education and musical enrichment course. This course, which serves as a prerequisite for Suzuki instruction at TMS, will answer any questions you have about becoming a Suzuki parent.
Intro to Suzuki includes fun musical activities for parents and students, demonstrations of instruments offered in the Suzuki Program, and parent discussions about the Suzuki philosophy. After completion of this course and required observations, students will be assigned to an Instructor. Due to the popularity of the program, some students may have to be waitlisted.
Intro to Suzuki begins on Sunday, July 30th with a parent only session from 3:30 - 4:30 pm. The course meets Monday through Friday from 10:40 am - 12:30 pm and concludes with a final concert on Saturday, August 5th at 10 am.
Intro to Suzuki is available throughout the school year for ages 4 - 6, as well as privately for older students or those unable to meet during scheduled class times. Click here for more information about Intro to Suzuki during the school year, or contact Suzuki@TheMusicSettlement.org to request information about private sessions.
Department Assistant, Suzuki; Instructor, Suzuki Piano
Melanie Emig is a Suzuki piano instructor and music educator. Raised in a musical family, she realized at an early age that music was her life's passion. She began studying Suzuki piano at the age of three and continued on to study voice and flute. A graduate from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music ... Expand
Melanie Emig is a Suzuki piano instructor and music educator. Raised in a musical family, she realized at an early age that music was her life's passion. She began studying Suzuki piano at the age of three and continued on to study voice and flute.
A graduate from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in vocal performance, Melanie performed with early music groups Apollo's Fire, Quire Cleveland and with Trinity Cathedral Chamber Choir. In 2018, she was a part of the world premiere of Cenk Ergun's FORMARE performed at the Cleveland Museum of Art. In 2019, she curated her first show entitled "SAMPLES" with the organization Fresh Perspectives.
As an educator, Melanie models her instruction after Dr. Suzuki's belief that we "should strive to deeply instill a beautiful, sensitive heart and splendid ability in children, believing that every child can develop into an adult who has these basic characteristics." She believes in fostering good habits and advocating for healthy, efficient, and intuitive playing.