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Suzuki Early Childhood Music Class

Suzuki Early Childhood Music Class

Program Description

Suzuki Philosophy

Class Schedule



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Program Description

For students ages 0 - 3

Fun for parent and child, the Suzuki Early Childhood music class is designed for children ages
newborn to three and their parents. Each hour-long class features a variety of fast-paced
activities, including:

  • Songs
  • Nursery Rhymes
  • Percussion Instruments
  • Movement to Music
  • Musical Games
  • Story Time

Suzuki Early Childhood music class nurtures a variety of important developmental skills:

  • Listening
  • Language and Literacy
  • Coordination
  • Memory
  • Self-Expression
  • Musical Pitch and Rhythm
  • Counting
  • Group Cooperation
  • Confidence and Independence

No prior music experience is required. Registration is open to children ages newborn to three.

Suzuki Early Child Education classes use a constant curriculum of songs and nursery rhymes to
allow each child to progress at his or her own pace in a nurturing environment. Children learn
songs through repetition and frequent home listening, just as they will in instrument lessons.
By the end of the three-year course, children have mastered the material and are ready to
begin studying an instrument! You will be amazed at what your child can do!

Parents actively take part in class with their child by singing along, participating in activities,
and giving loving encouragement. Parents and children also enjoy listening to the class music
together at home.

You can start bringing your baby to class as early as three weeks old. A growing body of
research is discovering that babies are constantly learning from their environment, even if that
learning is not visible. In class, your baby will enjoy the music and react with pleasure to the
sounds of instruments.

Have a lively toddler? Your little bundle of energy will love the quick pace of this class and the
many opportunities for movement!


Suzuki Philosophy

“Where love is deep, much can be accomplished”
-Shinichi Suzuki (1898–1998)

Shinichi Suzuki

Violin teacher and founder of the Suzuki Method

Dr. Suzuki founded his method on the principle that children can learn music in the same way
they master the complexities of language. Immersed in a world of words and speech from
before birth, children can also be surrounded by music and learn to “speak” it as fluently as
their native tongue. Dorothy Jones founded the Suzuki Early Childhood Education program at
the request of Dr. Suzuki, who asked her to “remember the babies!”


Location and Time

Classes meet at Western Kentucky University Fine Arts Center Room 300

Wednesdays 10-11AM

Parking Info:

Parents can park in the WKU Alumni Square Garage. A $15 charge will be added to your tuition if you choose this option below.






Tuition is $225 per 15-week semester.
Class dates: TBA

Directions to Fine Arts Center


Faculty Bio

Diana Dunn

Diana Dunn enjoys a varied career in music that encompasses her love of performing and
teaching. She was a member of the Atlanta Opera and Ballet Orchestras from 2009-2020. Her
performance of Salome as principal oboist in the Atlanta Opera earned praise as “bewitching” in
Arts Atlanta in January 2020. Ms. Dunn is currently the English horn player of the Huntsville
Symphony and frequently plays with the Gateway Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra Kentucky, and
Nashville Scoring Orchestra, where she has recorded many movie and video game
soundtracks. She also regularly plays with the Nashville Symphony as a substitute player. Her
first album, The Travelers of Osterra, is available for download on major platforms.
Ms. Dunn earned a Bachelor of Music, summa cum laude, in oboe performance from the
Eastman School of Music in 2005 and a Master of Music from the Shepherd School of Music at
Rice University in 2007, where she studied with Richard Killmer and Robert Atherholt,
respectively. She has been teaching privately since 2005 and is on faculty at Austin Peay State
University and Western Kentucky University. Ms. Dunn is a registered Suzuki Early Childhood
Education teacher and received her training in London, Ontario from the program’s founder,
Dorothy Jones, and her daughter, Sharon Jones.


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WKU Suzuki Early Childhood Music Class


WKU Suzuki Early Childhood Music Class

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