Each prospective student is required to have a placement list card on file with the Sato Center. In order to be placed on the Sato Center placement list, the parent and child must observe a minimum of five Saturday classes (offered fall or spring semester only), fill out the placement list card and submit it to the Prep office. Upon completion of the form, the student will be placed on the placement list. Being added to the placement list is not a guarantee for enrollment.
Persons on the placement list will be contacted when openings occur in a teacher's schedule, based on the date their card is received. Scheduling of lessons will be arranged by the teacher and the parent. If a satisfactory lesson time cannot be arranged, the child will remain on the placement list.
A review of the placement list will be conducted in the spring and summer in preparation for the fall semester. When fall registration is complete, teachers will refer to the placement list for new students to fill any openings in their schedules. Most Suzuki studio placement activity occurs at the beginning of the fall semester.
If you wish to request a specific teacher, you may do so on the placement list card. Be aware that this may lengthen the waiting period. Scheduling difficulties may be minimized by not indicating a specific teacher.
Please indicate on the card all times you are available for lessons. Students ages 4 & 5 will only be placed in the fall semester.
You can open and print this placement list card, which should be completed and given to the CIM Prep Office. Or, to request a placement list card, please call 216.791.5000
While on the placement list, we encourage you to do the following:
- Read the following required readings for new parents (Available through the CIM Music & Book Store):
- To Learn With Love, William and Constance Starr
- Nurtured by Love, Shinichi Suzuki
- Ability Development from Age Zero, Shinichi Suzuki
- Enroll your child in a Dalcroze class at CIM
- Begin creating a musical environment for your child by:
- Attending classical concerts at the Cleveland Institute of Music
- Listening daily to classical music on the radio
- Listening daily to the Suzuki Vol. 1 CD of the child's desired instrument
- Attending any of the recitals or concerts offered by the Sato Center
Suzuki Teacher Training
To learn about more about the Sato Center's program for training instructors in the Suzuki Method, click here.