At “Dea” Music School we offer programs of study that develop both musical sensitivity and technical facility, create opportunities for social interaction, and increase the confidence and self-esteem of students of all ages. The school's basic curriculum is a combination of private instrumental lessons with theory, ear-training, and chamber ensembles. For those students wishing to pursue a career in music, the school can provide the foundation necessary to attain the highest level of performance. Our students have been rated with “outstanding” at NYSSMA evaluations and have won prizes and awards at the “Bradshaw and Buono International Piano Competition”. They have performed at Carnegie Hall as part of the prize for their achievement.
We are extremely fortunate to have a faculty professional musicians who have been trained at preeminent conservatories and graduate schools of music. They are not only gifted teachers, but also active performers. Through their teaching and performance activities, they provide a source of inspiration to our students.
What is "Suzuki?"
The Suzuki approach, which is used exclusively in teaching the Pre-School Suzuki Classes, was developed by Shinichi Suzuki in Japan (1898-1998). This approach seeks to foster instrumental playing skills in children in the same way they learn to speak -- through imitation and repetition, in a positive, nurturing environment. According to Dr. Suzuki, every child has talent and can learn to play using this approach. His goal was not to produce prodigies, but to develop in children an appreciation of beauty, self, and others.