The Cape Symphony offers Suzuki-inspired instruction in violin, flute, guitar, and piano for students ages four to adult.  Pioneer educator Dr. Shinichi Suzuki, who developed this unique teaching method in the 1940s, believed that talent is not inherited, but nurtured by a child's environment. As such, he believed that children learn to play an instrument in much the same way they learn how to speak a language. His method encourages active parental involvement, daily practice and listening assignments and a combination of private lessons and group lessons with students of similar ages and abilities.

“I want to make good citizens. If a child hears fine music from the day of his birth and learns to play it himself, he develops sensitivity, discipline, and endurance. He gets a beautiful heart.” ~Shin'ichi Suzuki

For additional information and instructor availability, please contact our registrars:

Barnstable 508.362.2772 |

Falmouth 508.540.0611 |

Program Highlights

How are Suzuki lessons different than traditional lessons?

  • Parental involvement is integral with the Suzuki method
  • Suzuki students learn by ear and by rote
  • Suzuki students may begin at an early age
  • In addition to weekly private lessons, Suzuki students attend 10 group classes per semester

Class Schedule

Suzuki Schedule:

Private Suzuki-inspired lessons adhere to the Cape Symphony’s fall and spring academic calendar. Group classes are included in the lesson fee.

Tuition: Varies

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