Buffalo Suzuki Strings provides complete instrumental instruction from beginner to advanced levels for Violin, Viola, Cello, Piano, and Harp. Click here to learn about each of these instruments.
Private Music Lessons
According to the student’s age and level of study, weekly private lessons are offered at 30, 45, or 60-minute increments. Private lessons are scheduled at a mutually agreeable time between the family and the teacher in the afternoons and evenings.
BSS requires attendance at two group repertory classes each month. Students are placed in groups according to their playing level where the children learn to play together, polish performance pieces and review Suzuki repertoire. Parent Programs are offered while students are in classes. There is no group instruction during our summer session.
The BSS curriculum also includes Enrichment Classes on Saturday mornings. Students are placed according to their playing levels in various levels of Music Reading Readiness, Music Reading, Reading Orchestra, Fiddling, Chamber Ensemble and Quartets, Orff, and Music and Movement.
A short recital program in Wutz Concert Hall gives students the opportunity to play for an audience as well as offering the children a lesson in “concert manners” by learning to sit quietly and listening for a short period. Additionally, each student performs a polished solo piece during Recital Week in May.
Throughout the school year, students are offered opportunities to participate in group performances at various community events. Children at all levels of study can experience the joy of sharing their gift of music with our community. Over the years our students have performed at the Elmwood Avenue Arts Festival, the Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Amherst Symphony Orchestra, Cheektowaga Symphony, Orchard Park Symphony, Clarence Summer Orchestra, and a variety of other community organizations.
Annual Spring Concerts
The entire BSS student body participates in a yearly, school-wide concert. The Annual Spring Concert for the String Program is held each year at a large local concert hall. The afternoon program is comprised of polished group performances from all levels of Violin, Viola, Cello, Harp and Classical Guitar culminating with all BSS students playing together on stage. The concert also features the Advanced Ensemble, selected Soloists and acknowledges our graduating Seniors. Attendance at Saturday Morning Rep Classes is mandatory for participation. The annual Spring Concert for Piano Students is held in the Wutz Concert Hall of the Buffalo Suzuki String Musical Arts Center. Every piano student plays a solo.