1. Attend a Parent Info Session
Enrollment at the Western Springs School of Talent Education and the Naperville Suzuki School begins with new parents attending one of our free monthly Info Sessions.
During the Info Session we’ll cover the following topics:
Who was Dr. Suzuki?
What is the Suzuki Method?
How does this particular Suzuki program work? How is it different from other music programs?
What are the practical details I need to know (e.g. tuition and scheduling)?
These meetings are held once each month and they are an excellent opportunity for parents to get an introduction to the Suzuki Philosophy and ask questions.
We encourage parents to learn as much as they can about the Suzuki Method and our program before registering. The following enrollment process is intended to provide prospective parents with information and answer questions so that parents can decide if the Suzuki Method is a good fit for their family.
2. Observe a Private Lesson and Group Class
Once a new parent has attended one of the monthly Info Sessions, we’ll schedule an individual lesson observation by the student and parent. We try to arrange for you to observe a lesson with a student of similar age to your own. Prospective families will also observe a group class per this schedule (it is advised to check with the office before attending to make sure there haven't been any cancellations or changes.)
Observations are a commitment-free chance to see firsthand both the quality of our teaching faculty, and how the Suzuki Method works!
3. Scheduling and Studio Placement
Placement with a specific private teacher is determined based on the mutual schedules and availability of both the student and the teacher. The Director of Admissions will be happy to help match you to a teacher whose openings best align with your schedule. Group classes meet at a regularly scheduled time each week, per this schedule. If a family has a conflict with a group class schedule at one of the schools, they are welcome to attend group class at the alternate school.
Our school year is divided into four terms over the course of the year - Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer. Each term is 12 weeks long. Enrollment can begin at any time within a term, and tuition is prorated accordingly.
The Summer Term is flexible, in that students are only asked to sign up for 9 of the 12 lessons, to allow for summer travel plans. Summer lessons are also flexible in that a student signs up for each lesson individually, and you are not necessarily tied into the same lesson time each week.
If you would like more information about our school, please sign up to attend one of our monthly Parent Info Sessions. You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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