Early Childhood

Listen, play, and learn!

Looking for a first music experience for young learners that is both educational and fun? Our class and ensemble programs for ages 1 – 6 are designed to start their musical journey and set them on a path of discovery!

Young children have a natural fascination with music, and our early childhood classes will encourage them to listen, move, and actively participate in music specifically chosen for the developmental process. Classes are designed to build a strong foundation of basic music concepts, and ease the way into an instrument class or joining the chorus. Our warm and friendly faculty will lead the way and inspire the children to a lifelong love of music.

Interested in Private Lessons? Learn more and register.

Scholarships are available for all Music School programs.

All of Indian Hill Music’s in-person programs will follow appropriate COVID-19 safety protocols. Learn more

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“If children hear fine music from the day of their birth and learn to play it, they develop sensitivity, discipline, and endurance. They get a beautiful heart.” – Shinichi Suzuki

Children the world over learn to speak their native language with ease. Japanese violinist and pedagogue Shinichi Suzuki applied the basic principles of language acquisition to the learning of music, and called his method the mother tongue approach. Suzuki students learn to play an instrument in the same way they learned their mother tongue: through interactive listening and repetition, learning with other children, and then learning to read through weekly private lessons and group classes.

Parents are active participants in the Suzuki experience, learning alongside students, guiding home practice, and creating a supportive musical environment. Students and parents are required to attend one private lesson and one group lesson, once a week. These defining features have made the Suzuki approach a highly-effective and sought-after learning method for young children.

Indian Hill Music School's Suzuki program is open to children ages 4-6, with occasional exceptions for slightly younger and older students with approval from the teacher and the Director of Education. Students can continue in the program well beyond age six.

Learn more about the Suzuki Method from IHM violin instructor Bethany Landby and guitar instructor Berit Strong.

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Indian Hill Music shares the transformative power of music, through teaching and performing, and giving music generously when there is need.