Suzuki and traditional methods. Ages 5 to 17 in Los Altos, Cupertino, and online. _______________________________________________________________________________
Why learn a musical instrument?
Enormous personal satisfaction and the opportunity to share musical experiences with others.
Development of personal discipline, self-esteem, and other skills applicable to many areas of life.
Better academic performance. Numerous scientific studies support the idea that children who learn to play an instrument perform better in academic areas from reading to math.
“Students with coursework and experience with musical performance scored an average of 51 points higher on the verbal portion of the SAT test and an average of 39 points higher on the math portion.”“Predicting Music Theory Grades: The Relative Efficiency of Academic Ability, Music Experience, and Musical Aptitude”, Carole S. Harrison, Journal of Research in Music Education.
"Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and everything." Plato
Cheryl and I have been friends and colleagues in the San Jose Symphony for many years, and I highly recommend her as a violinist and teacher. As the Director of the San Jose Chamber Youth Orchestras, I hear dramatic improvement in her students' playing from year to year. I have been impressed again this year as I listened to their auditions. She is a violin "doctor" who diagnoses challenging technical issues with students and prescribes the right "medicine." Furthermore, she is compassionate and supportive and as a result, her students thrive under her tutelage. Susan Stein, Director, San Jose Chamber Youth Orchestra