Musical Village Suzuki Program

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At the Musical Village Program we believe in nurturing creative and flexible musicians!

Our unique Musical Village education program uses the best practices of classical music while also teaching creativity and infusing cultural elements into the curriculum.

We develop young musicians, who not only excel at their instrument, but develop a life long love of music, a creative identity, and share music joyfully with their communities.

In addition to a community-minded approach to the Suzuki philosophy, the Musical Village Program teaches creativity using improvisation through the Creative Ability Development Method.

In today’s global world and with Hong Kong’s diversity, students also learn a variety of multicultural musics to help them connect and understand other cultures.

Taught by Suzuki teacher and ethnomusicologist Dr. Evelyn Osborne who has over 25 years of teaching Suzuki and building strong creative musical communities in Canada and Hong Kong.

Now Taking Registrations for Autumn 2022! Spaces are limited, please be in touch.

Spring Forward 2022 with Musical Village Suzuki Program!

Jump-start your musical journey with lessons in May-June 2022.

6-8 lessons to learn the basics of violin/fiddle playing. It will give you and your child a head start for Autumn 2022.

Learn how to coach your child in practice at home, the basic rhythms, bow/violin holds, how to take a lesson, and more!

Parents should rent a violin to make the most of this program.

Interest Form:

Early Childhood Music (Ages 0-3yrs)

Coming soon….

Musical Village Method: Preparatory Violin Class (Age 3)

At age 3 children are interested in music but need to develop their social and motor skills to be ready for full lessons.
Private and small group lessons for parents and children to prepare for instrumental (violin) study.

A small group class designed to prepare both child and parent for more formal instrumental lessons at age 4. Teaches:
Singing (and some pitch matching/direction)
Motor Skill games for violin technique
Bow and Violin hand games
Rhythmic songs for pieces to be learned on instrument
Learning to take a lesson.

Private Online is possible but in-person is preferable.

Registration Form:

Musical Village Method: Violin/Fiddle Lessons (age 4+)

Ages 4+ lessons for students and their parents in the Musical Village Approach (classically based with improvisation and folk music infused into curriculum).

Non-competitive and non-exam based. Incorporates the Suzuki Philosophy, Creative Ability Development, and other techniques from folk traditions.

A private and group lesson each week plus concerts and workshops. Parents learn to play with their children!

Ages 12 – adult – a variety of styles – classical, improvisation, folk music. Exam preparation only as needed. Adult accompanied not required.

In-person lessons in Hong Kong – Mui Wo and Sai Ying Pun.
Online Lessons – Global

Registration Form:

Creative Ability Development (ages 4+)

*Private instrumental lessons combined w/ Creative Ability Development (CAD) training for 11 +.
*Group lessons in improvisation for a variety of instruments based on the CAD for ages 4+ (will be divided by age groupings). Need not be a Fiddlehead student.

CAD is an integral part of Fiddlehead’s Musical Village Program.

From CAD founder Alice Kanack “CAD is a method designed to develop the creative side of the brain using musical improvisation as a tool. Students who study CAD develop beautiful expressive artistry as well as the ability to apply the creative process to all of their academic studies.”

Registration Form:

Starting as a little boy who barely knows what a violin is, “J” is now able to play quite a few songs on his 1/10 violin. His achievement in the past year is so unexpectedly remarkable that it almost seems magical to me. The other day, he was humming a new song he had learnt and suddenly turned to me with sparkles in his eyes saying, “Mommy, I want to play this on my violin!” I can tell how much he is enjoying the journey of music.

  • Studio Parent of Ms. Evelyn/Dr. Osborne

Both my two girls, ages 6 and 7, enjoy learning from Ms. Evelyn and the Suzuki way of teaching very much. They are much more confident now to performance in front of people. “C” even brought her violin to school and played in front of her class and other classes during recess! In the past, I would never imagine she would be so brave. As a parent, I benefit tremendously from attending classes with the girls. Practicing violin has become my daily routine. I never thought I would be able to pick up a new instrument

“E” and “E” can’t remember the days when they started their Suzuki journey at the ages of 3 & 4. They don’t even recall that my husband and I had to learn to play the violin alongside them (but didn’t even finish Book 1 when they surpassed us at Minuet 3)! And now, 9 years (and 10 books) later, they cannot imagine how their lives might have been without the Suzuki method.

I feel blessed to say that I was able to be there with them every step of the way: every lesson, every group class, every recital, and every graduation. And now as they enter their teenage years, they continue with these lifelong skills beyond our home, joining their school orchestra. Through the Suzuki teaching, they’ve learned to practice diligently on their own, play passionately with their peers, and nurture others who might benefit from their music.
Every “please teach me” and “thank you for teaching me” bow that they take, I am reminded of how fortunate we are to have joined the studios of our loving Suzuki teachers Ms. Evelyn and Ms. Jennifer. We are so thankful to have walked down this path that Dr. Suzuki created, and hope that we have done justice to his philosophy “beautiful tone, beautiful heart”.

Get in touch

11 Floor, 202 Centre,
202 des Voeux Rd West, Sai Ying Pun
(+852) 5500 1528

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