Registration is now available! Summer camps and offerings available for all ages and skill levels.
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 program. This course, which serves as a prerequisite for Suzuki instruction at The Music Settlement, 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 28th with a parent only session from 3:30 - 4:30pm. The course meets Monday through Friday from 10:40 am - 12:30 pm and concludes with the final concert on Saturday, August 3rd at 10 am.
Inclusion options and supportive programming may be available to assist students/campers. Please call The Music Settlement's Center for Music Therapy at 216-421-5806 ext. 104 or email us to discuss whether a program and/or camp has the potential to be a successful experience for your child. The Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship is not an eligible fund for any camp at The Music Settlement. (This fund may be used for music therapy services.)
Intro to Suzuki is also available privately for older students or those unable to meet during class times. For more information about private sessions, please contact Suzuki@TheMusicSettlement.org.
|July 28, 2024 - August 03, 2024 Jul 28, 2024 - Aug 03, 2024
|Sunday - Saturday
|10:40am - 12:30pm
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.