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Individual Lessons

Individual lessons are where you will learn new skills, improve learned skills, and receive individualised instruction and support from a trained Suzuki teacher. Parents attend lessons as active observers, are asked to participate and take notes, and learn alongside their child so that they can lead practice each day at home. Parents do not need to have a musical background, they must only be eager to learn and do the practice with their child. 

Teacher Assignment

Once you have completed the required observation and a teacher has an available lesson slot, we offer prospective families places with individual teachers based on a combination of factors.

  • Readiness for lessons - Can your child sit quietly through the group class? Are they trying out some of the games in the class and participating when invited? Do they seem interested? Do they already know some of the repertoire well enough to sing it?

  • Age - Although many three year olds learn in our programme, we try to place older children with teachers first

  • How long you have been observing

  • Location - Where possible we try to connect families with teachers that live close to them or their school

Offer of a Individual Lesson Time with a Qualified Suzuki Violin Teacher

Amy is the coordinator for prospective families observing at Lauderdale House for 2022-2023. When you become eligible for a teacher she will contact you to find out your availability and to begin the process of connecting you with a teacher. If a teacher is not available as you near the end of the required two terms of observation you will need to continue observing and may begin to observe with prospective teachers near to you. 

Please be aware that although two terms of group lesson observation is the minimum requirement for observation families often observe much longer because of the high demand for available private lesson slots. When a lesson time does become available, it might not be one that will suit you best and it may mean taking your child out of school for a while or re-arranging your schedule so that your lesson is the priority activity for your child each week. 


It is impossible to give everyone a lesson at the most popular times such as just after school, therefore we advise you to take the time offered or it may be impossible to arrange lessons for your child.

If you have a request for a particular teacher please do let Amy know. We cannot guarantee that teacher will have a space available, but when possible we do take requests into consideration.

You can view our teacher profiles here.

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