Suzuki Pre-School Music Classes

    illustration of a girl with a bow in her hair playing the cello
    Spring Session:
    Tuesdays, March 31 - June 2, 2020
    10:30 - 11:15 am


    (Ages 6 months-3.5 years) 

    No prior musical experience necessary. Must be accompanied by a parent and/or caregiver. Children will experience some of the fundamental Suzuki concepts, while learning some of the string repertoire tunes and rhythms, through movement, singing and games. A wonderful foundation before starting on an instrument. Classes are taught by Certified Suzuki Early Childhood Education instructors (SECE).

    Winter Session:
    Tuesday, January 7 - March 24, 2020 (*no class Feb 18, Mar 10, Mar 17)
    9:30 - 10:15 am
    10:30 - 11:15 am


    Everyone is born with the ability to be musical, to hear melody and pitch and to feel rhythm. At the MNjcc Suzuki Program our early childhood music classes are specifically designed to nurture this natural ability in your child. With a strong emphasis on positive parent and child interaction and peer-to-peer learning, our classes are designed as pre-instrumental education that dovetail beautifully into your child learning an instrument.

    In addition to a wonderful musical foundation, your child will learn social and ‘brainiac’ skills that will benefit them in all aspects of their life such as confidence, self-control, independence, mental focus, memory, language, and numeracy development – all while having a blast!

    We use a curriculum developed by The Suzuki Association of the Americas, which has been researched, tested and refined by renowned early childhood educators for over 30 years.

    To register call 416-924-6211 x0 or visit our information desk.
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    Fee: $200.00 per term 

    Instructor Alison Porter: 

    New to our Suzuki program teaching team, Alison is the proud mama of a budding 4-year old violinist who studies at the MNjcc Suzuki Program. A Suzuki music teacher, and professional performer, she founded and directs her own music school in east Toronto called Lovenotes School of Music. Alison has a passion for sharing music with young children, gentle parenting strategies and baking good pies. She has been working as a music instructor for over 10 years and living it her whole life. Growing up, she studied classical violin, playing in orchestras and quartets and took home many a festival ribbon. After getting her start in the classical world, Alison went on to play violin in numerous indie-rock, alt-country and folk bands and currently sings and plays in the sassy all-girl country/bluegrass trio called “Dirty Dishes.”


    Contact & Info

    750 Spadina Ave. (at Bloor), Toronto, Ontario M5S 2J2

    Phone: 416.924.6211
    Fax: 416.924.0422

    Charitable Registration Number:
    140344243 RR0001