Suzuki Strings

When a child learns language, they spend time interacting with others and trying to form sounds and words. Children learn by trying and refining their ability, especially when with their peers. Seeing people they relate to working similarly provides context and builds confidence by showing each child that other children have successes and struggles, just as they do. Group classes are a fundamental component of Suzuki education. Group classes motivate and expose kids to their own potential.

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We offer four Suzuki violin classes: Pre-Twinkle, Book 1, Book 2 and an advanced class. All classes are held on Wednesday evenings.


June 11th- June 15th: CIty Wide Suzuki Camp

Improve Your Technique, Make Friends, Appalachian Fiddle!

CMA Suzuki Strings and Corryville Suzuki Project  are collaborating to offer a Suzuki string camp for all age and experience levels. Students will work with camp faculty to grow in musicianship, while having fun with a new style of music. The concluding Friday night concert with guest musicians provides students an opportunity to celebrate their progress.

Teachers: Dr. Vincent Phelan, Elizabeth Council-Phelan, Greg Noland, Lara Messerly

Instruments: Violin, viola, cello, double bass

Level: All age and experience levels.

Dates and times:

June 11-15

  • 9:00 am-1:00 pm  TEEN STRINGS Program for Advanced Students
  • 9:00 am-12:00 pm  Ages 4-12
  • 9:00 am-10:00 am Suzuki Early Childhood Ages 0-4

Camp Celebration Concert

Friday, June 15 at 6:30 pm, Clifton Plaza (across from Graeter’s on Ludlow Avenue)


  • $215 for Advanced TEEN STRINGS Program.
  • $195 for Ages 4-11.
  • $75 for Suzuki Early Childhood + $35 for required SECE parent materials and CD

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Suzuki Strings: Faculty

Greg Noland

Dept. Head
Suzuki & Traditional Violin, Viola
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Greg is a Suzuki-trained teacher, offering both Suzuki and traditional lessons. He has 10 years of teaching experience. Greg works with students and parents to develop each student … Learn More »

Dr. Gustavo Carpinteyro-Lara

Suzuki & Traditional Cello
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Being a Suzuki parent, Gustavo Carpinteyro-Lara knows that patience, love and dedication to his own son, are the best way to nurture him. As a teacher, he believes … Learn More »

Jennifer Picard

Suzuki & Traditional Violin, Viola
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Jennifer approaches every student as an individual, and finds enjoyment in learning more every day how to make music accessible and fun for each student. Teaching both violin … Learn More »

Claire Timmerman

Suzuki & Traditional Violin, Cello
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With 11 years of teaching experience, Claire’s diverse musical studies, travels, and innate passion for teaching have led her to have a dynamic and holistic approach as a … Learn More »