Q: Can I dropoff in front of studio?

A: Yes, you can pull up to our driveway and drop off in front of our door.

Q: Where can I park?

A: See our parking map here.

Q. How young can my child start a musical instrument?

A. I do get that question – The answer is 3 years old providing the parent or caregiver can attend classes and practice with the child at home . Just as if they were learning to speak a language. The parent is the first teacher when it comes to learning to speak the “mother tongue”- the Suzuki method use the same approach.

Q. At what age do they start ballet?

A. Our school begins the study of ballet at 7yrs old. We do offer dance classes before that from ages 3 -6 but they are creative movement and pre-ballet classes intended to establish  a relationship with ballet music, ballet stories, vocabulary  & the structure of the class but the activity is fun-filled, creative and age appropriate.

Q. Will my child ever read music studying the Suzuki way?

A. Absolutely. While the foundation is in ear training as the child matures and learns to read in school so does he/she learn note reading and rhythms.

Q. Do you offer dance recitals?
A. No, our students work towards auditioning for LI Ballet Theatre professional productions (2 per year). In these productions they work side by side with professional artistic staff, dancers and dancers from all over the tri-state area. Our classes are not used for rehearsals.
Q. Do you offer performing opportunities?
A. Yes, professional full -length ballet productions, annual music solo recitals and spring music concerts keep our students focused on the mission of our school – creating a performing artist.
Q. Why does Suzuki require group class & private lessons – isn’t that too much?
A. Group class is the secret to Suzuki training – practicing can be a lonely thing for a small child- group class encourages unison playing plus it is a social setting where they can have fun and learn at the same time.
The private lesson gives the parent and child the opportunity to review material covered in group and/or push ahead to new material. In later years group class becomes ensemble playing as well as time to play solos in front of their peers.