Master of Music: Suzuki Violin/Viola

Students completing this sub plan will:

  • examine and utilize the Suzuki philosophy and describe the principles in teaching beginning strings.
  • demonstrate knowledge of presenting and utilizing the Suzuki philosophy with a community population and foundation skills of string technique in a class and individual instruction setting
  • describe the characteristics of the Suzuki philosophy and principles in teaching beginning strings
  • Acquire an understanding of child development in relation to teaching young string students and a knowledge on parent involvement and education in the music education setting
  • demonstrate foundation skills of string technique in a class and individual instruction setting and teaching musicality to a student string player at all levels of Suzuki repertoire.
  • demonstrate alternative styles for teaching string technique using the Suzuki repertoire for varying levels of student development and musical preparation.

Application Procedures:

Apply to the Graduate College

In addition to materials requested on the on-line application, prospective Suzuki students must submit a 10-minute DVD recording performing two contrasting works that demonstrate tone, technique, musicianship and a level of advancement performing scales and arpeggios.

DVD should be sent to:
Suzuki Area Coordinator
Northern Arizona University
School of Music
Box 6040
Flagstaff, AZ 86011-6040

Information on Master of Music academic plans may be found on the Graduate College website (click here to view).

The NAU academic catalog is the official, authoritative source for all academic requirements and policies. Any discrepancies in curricular requirements from other sources will default to the catalog as the official, authoritative source.

If you need additional help, you may email the School of Music Graduate program (click here.)