At the heart of Suzuki Studies at CIM is the strong conviction that "every child has unlimited potential." 

This method, developed by Dr. Shinichi Suzuki in the 1940s, was inspired by the way language is learned in early childhood through the communication skills shared between parent and child. Dr. Suzuki's goal was not simply to develop professional musicians, but to help grow each child's character through the study of music.

Because this program begins at such an early age, the role of the parent as home teacher is integral to the child's progress. Suzuki seeks to develop the whole child; to expand his/her ability to learn, appreciate, and discover the joy of music. Once the fundamental playing skills have been established, creative music theory is added to teach the basics in reading music.

Open House on January 10

Come learn about Suzuki studies, enjoy student performances, observe group classes, ask questions and consider enrolling your child for spring semester. RSVP for our upcoming open house!

  • 5:15pm  Check in, Room 217
  • 5:30pm  Suzuki Student Performances
  • 5:50pm  About the Program & Faculty
  • 6:00pm  Q&A Session with Kimberly Meier-Sims, Director, Sato Center for Suzuki Studies
  • 6:15pm  Group Class Observations in Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass and Piano

"Musical ability is not an inborn talent but an ability which can be developed. Any child who is properly trained can develop musical ability, just as all children develop the ability to speak their mother tongue." - Dr. Shinichi Suzuki

Concerts and events

Jan 24 Thu
7:30 pm
Preparatory Concerto Showcase
Showcase Recital, Preparatory & Continuing Education
Jan 26 Sat
4:00 pm
Preparatory Piano Master Class with Yaron Kohlberg
Master Class, Preparatory & Continuing Education
Feb 2 Sat
12:30 pm
Preparatory Department Recital
Preparatory & Continuing Education
Feb 9 Sat
4:00 pm
Preparatory Piano Department Recital
Department Recital, Preparatory & Continuing Education
Feb 10 Sun
3:00 pm
Cleveland Youth Wind Symphony (CYWS) Concert
Ensembles, Preparatory & Continuing Education