4/11/22 EDIT: Our next session of Preschool Violin at TCS is scheduled to begin April 21st. 

Music Lessons Express is excited to announce a new Preschool Violin class in partnership with Trinity Catholic School in Tallahassee. Preschool Violin is an introduction to the fundamentals of violin playing specially designed for students ages 4-6 and their parents. Held once a week for thirty minutes over a period of six weeks, this is the perfect class for students who have benefited from general music classes and are ready for a new challenge.The six-week session includes one parent training class and five classes for the student and parent. Level I skills include learning rest and playing position, learning the parts of the violin, left hand positioning, bow hold and bow motion, and aural skill development. No instrument is needed and all materials are included.

Dr. Heidrick works with a new student on the violin bow hold.

Our program uses the Suzuki violin method, developed by Japanese pedagogue Shinichi Suzuki in the mid-twentieth century. Suzuki music lessons focus on developing aural skills at an early age, working closely with the parent, and learning with other children to build a supportive musical community. The primary focus of Suzuki music education is the development of character as the student works to master his/her instrument. Learning patience, respect for classmates and parents, and perseverance are of the utmost importance.

The class is led by Dr. Erin Heidrick, who is a registered teacher with the Suzuki Association of the Americas and also the music instructor at Trinity Catholic.

Students and parents who complete this initial six week class will have the option of continuing for a second six-week course (Level II). Student who complete both levels will have learned all the skills necessary to play “Twinkle Little Star” and will be eligible to join the MLE PreTwinkle Suzuki Program.

Registration is open for our first session which begins January 20th at 3:45pm in the Trinity Catholic School Music Room. We are limiting class enrollment to only six students, so register quickly before the spaces are gone by clicking HEREAt this time, enrollment is limited only to Trinity Catholic Students and their caregivers. 


More information about the Suzuki program, including our staff bios, at MLE can be found HERE.