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Beginning Violin Pod

For 3's and 4's

For children ages 3-4 and their caregivers, participating in a beginning pod will give them a joyous and family-centered start to their musical journey. We will sing, clap, dance, and imagine our way into a new journey with beginning violin. Utilizing curriculum from SECE (Suzuki Early Childhood Education), Wee Violin, and Montessori, class sessions will incorporate listening, singing, movement activities, and violin technique. There will be a mixture of group activities and one-on-one time with each student.


​Participating in this beginning pod gives students full access to South Bay Suzuki, including mixed-level group classes, recitals, and special studio events. After a session of beginning pod, students will be ready to transition into private lessons! Registration is now open for Spring 2024 - join the interest list to be contacted and see if this is the right fit for you!

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Class Details

DAY AND TIME

  • Spring 2024 (18 classes, 1x/week): January 11 - May 9

      • Pod 1: Thursdays from 2:15-3 pm

      • Pod 2: Thursdays from 4:30-5:15 pm​

    • Summer 2024 (18 classes, 2x/week): June - August

      • Pod 1: TBD​

      • Pod 2: TBD

LOCATION:

  • South Bay Suzuki (Torrance Studio) - 1407 Crenshaw Blvd. Suite 100 Torrance, CA 90501

 

THIS CLASS INCLUDES:

  • 18 violin pod class sessions in both the Spring and Summer Semester

  • Mixed-level group classes with older SBS students

  • Participation in SBS studio recitals (once a semester)

  • Invitations to all SBS studio events​

  • Most materials, including...

    • a box violin (rental fees for real violin not included)

    • Music books and recordings

    • Class craft materials

    • Practice charts & handout 

TUITION RATES:

Spring Semester

  • 5 Monthly payments of $144 ($720 total)

  • Full payment of $684 (total minus 5% discount)

Summer Semester

  • 3 Monthly payments of $240 ($720 total)

  • Full payment of $684 (total minus 5% discount)

REFUND POLICY:

100% tuition refunded before January 1 (Spring) and June 1 (Summer)

  • Tuition minus $180 supply fee refunded between January 9 and January 17 (Spring) and May TBD

  • After first class: 

    • If paid for semester in full, tuition refunded minus first payment

    • If paid first payment only, no refund but no further payments will be collected

HOME PRACTICE EXPECTATION:
Establishing a daily musical habit is an essential part of beginning violin. Parents/caregivers are expected to create a musical home environment for the child and to practice musical activities and assignments from class with their child each day. Students/families who practice class activities five or more days per week will experience the most enjoyment and growth and get the most benefit possible from this violin class experience.

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