Enroll by Jan 25 for FirstNotes, a new class for beginners in instrumental lessons. See below for details!

If you are interested having your child study violin, cello, or guitar, we are now offering an exciting introductory class for beginners on these instruments! This class, called FirstNotes, is for beginning students, ages 3-6 years or 7-10 years, in violin, cello, or guitar.  It will run from February 1stthrough May 26th and serve as a no-obligation introduction to your chosen instrument. FirstNotes will meet once per week on the following days:
  • Violin: Saturdays- 9:00-10:00am (3-6 years) / Mondays- 6:30-7:30pm (7-10 years)
  • Cello: Saturdays- 10:00-11:00 (7-10 years) / Saturdays- 11:15am-12:15pm (3-6 years)
  • Guitar: Tuesdays- 5:00-6:00pm (3-6 years)
In the Suzuki method, parents are an integral part of their child’s learning experience. The participating parent is expected to practice at home each day with their child on a daily basis and to participate in the class alongside him/her. The teacher will give assignments and guide parents in how to complete at-home activities.
The cost for FirstNotes is $350 per child. The teacher will supply all materials with the exception of the instrument and appropriate gear. Parents should wait to rent or purchase any supplies until directed to do so by the teacher.  To register online, click here. Payment is due by January 20th. Checks should be made payable to Monarch Suzuki Academy and can be mailed to us at Monarch Suzuki Academy, 6000 Mountain Shadows Dr, Austin, TX, 78735. We do not accept credit cards. Your place in class is reserved when we have received both your registration and payment.
After completing FirstNotes, your family can choose to continue in our program and will then be matched with a teacher for individual lessons beginning in June.
A note about Piano: Our piano program is currently full and has a waiting list. If you are interested in piano and  would like to be added to the list, please contact us with the following information: child’s name and date of birth, parents’ name(s) and contact information.
Please feel free to get in touch with us via phone (512) 608-7211 or the contact form on our site with any questions. We look forward to having your family join our wonderful community of musical families at Monarch Suzuki Academy!

Register for FirstNotes now!

“If a child hears good music from the day of his birth, and learns to play it himself, he develops sensitivity, discipline, and endurance. He gets a beautiful heart.  -Shinichi Suzuki

“Every night before our daughter goes to bed, I ask her what her favorite thing was that day. On the days that she has violin, she ALWAYS says that violin was her favorite event of the day.” -Anita, Monarch Suzuki Academy Parent

_ACW3304Monarch Suzuki Academy is located in Southwest Austin and offers a variety of Suzuki music classes and experiences, including prenatal music workshops, early childhood music classes, and lessons in violin, viola, cello, guitar, piano, and flute. The director, Shana Guidi, is the founder and past president of the Greater Austin Suzuki Association and a co-director of the Greater Austin Suzuki Institute, a summer Suzuki music camp. At Monarch Suzuki Academy, we are committed to fostering the development of the Austin music community and offer camps, teacher training, workshops with guest artists, and a variety of other opportunities for students.

It is our mission to further the philosophy of Shinichi Suzuki, who believed that the character and ability of all children can be developed through the appreciation and pursuit of musical excellence. Dr. Suzuki’s purpose was to contribute to the betterment of human kind and world peace by helping children become kind and noble citizens through the study of music. In his own words… “I just want to make good citizens. If a child hears good music from the day of his birth, and learns to play it himself, he develops sensitivity, discipline, and endurance. He gets a beautiful heart.”

When your family becomes a part of Monarch Suzuki Academy, you join a rich tradition of child-centered learning and musical excellence. Contact us today to get started!

To read more about the Suzuki method of learning, visit the Suzuki Association of the Americas Website.