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Suzuki Kids in Koncert

Kids in Koncert® at Lenoir-Rhyne University is a music program offering the internationally famous Suzuki musical training method. Founded in 1982 at Lenoir-Rhyne, the popular program offers instruction to students of all ages (age 4 to adult) in violin, viola, cello, bass, flute, harp, and piano. You can enrich your life by enrolling in this most rewarding program.

Parents play an important role in the learning process. By attending lessons with the child and learning fundamentals of the instrument themselves by observing at the lesson, they become home teachers and have a direct influence in guiding their child's development.

The Suzuki Kids in Koncert® program allows all students to receive a weekly private lesson with the instructor with the parent in attendance. In addition, students are also offered group lesson opportunities to practice the common repertoire, refine music reading skills, and to perform.

What Is the Suzuki Method?

In the Suzuki method, learning is broken down into a series of small steps, with mastery of each step essential before moving to the next level. Children learn music, just as they learn to speak, by imitating the teacher, absorbing the sound, tone, and musicality of the chosen instrument through listening to recordings of the music to be learned, and by practicing at home with parents.

The Suzuki method is more than just a musical training program. It is a whole philosophy about learning that is designed to nurture each child's personal abilities and to bolster feelings of self worth. The program has proven to be eminently successful, helping young people develop not only their musical ability but a sense of beauty in their hearts and excellence of character. Limited scholarship possibilities are available on a short-term basis if need is demonstrated and scholarship money is available.

Performance Opportunities

Performance opportunities abound and include solo recitals, play-ins, and opportunities for ensemble experiences. Summers bring the possibility of additional music choices including Suzuki camps and institutes offered all around the U. S. as well as summer instruction at Lenoir-Rhyne. Students in the Kids in Koncert® program have become leaders in school orchestras, accompanists for high school choruses, musicians in area churches. Some have gone on to major in music in colleges and universities.

Carolina Suzuki PianoFest

Focusing exclusively on Suzuki piano, this unique SAA approved institute offers Suzuki piano students, teachers, and parents an instructional environment that is both nurturing and challenging. Students enjoy a full roster of daily classes and parents share ideas and resources in parent forums.

Participants appreciate the engaging spirit of our expert faculty and the welcoming atmosphere of Lenoir-Rhyne University's Hickory campus. Located in the Catawba Valley in west central North Carolina, Hickory is a short drive from vacation areas in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Blowing Rock, and Asheville, NC.

In addition to the core curriculum, participants experience the thrill of playing in our Multi-Piano Gala Concert.