The Buffalo Suzuki Strings Music Education Program provides complete instrumental instruction from beginner to advanced levels for Violin, Viola, Cello, Piano and Classical Guitar.
Private Music Lessons
According to the student’s age and level of study, private weekly lessons are offered at 30, 45, or 60-minute increments private instruction. We provide lessons for these instruments.
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 area nursing homes and various community events. Children at all levels of study can experience the joy of sharing their gift of music with the community. Over the years our students have performed at the Elmwood Avenue Arts Festival, the Hunter’s Hope Foundation Gala, the International Institute, Japan Week, the M & T Summer Concert Series, the Roswell Park Cancer Institute, the Russian Spring Festival, the Wilcox Mansion and the WNED Great TV Auction, among others which can be found here.
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 the U.B. Center for the Arts. The afternoon program is comprised of polished group performances from all levels of Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass and Classical Guitar culminating with all BSS students 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 student plays a solo.