Prezuki/Early Childhood Music


“Prezuki” is an early childhood music class that gives families a glimpse into the Suzuki Method: early start, parental involvement, group experiences, mastery through repetition, positive reinforcement, experience with instruments, introduction to Suzuki repertoire.

Prezuki is designed for 2 and 3 year old musicians. Students turning 4 during the school year may continue in this class. Class repertoire changes each semester and continuing students can improve skills and deepen their understanding of the concepts learned.

Activities include playing rhythm instruments, drumming, singing, pitch-matching, learning about high/low, fast/slow, soft/loud, listening and moving to a variety of music, and playing games to introduce how to hold instruments and bows.

This fun class lays a foundation for lessons in the Suzuki Method, but can be enjoyed just for the love of music. Families wishing to continue in the Suzuki Strings Program should be on the Observation Sign Up List, found here.

Location Ghent United Methodist Church, 531 Raleigh Ave., Norfolk, Room 304

Day & times:  Spring semester begins January 17, 2019. Current available classes are Thursdays from 11:15-12:00, 12:20-1:05, and 4:40-5:25. The 5:30-6:15 class is currently full, but we are taking names for the waitlist. If you would like to be placed on the waitlist, please indicate so in the notes/additional information field.

Ages: 2 (turning 2 by January 30, 2019) and 3 year olds (turning 4 after January 30, 2019)

Teacher:  Sarah Ford. Mrs. Ford is the founder of AOM’s Suzuki Strings Program. She has a Master’s Degree in Music Education and over 25 years of preschool music teaching experience.

Tuition:   $75/semester. This special rate was established to introduce new families to AOM.

Registration: Registration has two steps. Your place is not reserved until you’ve completed both steps.

  1. Student Information: Returning students should send Sarah Ford their name and requested class time. New students must fill out the below registration form. Class size is limited. Please indicate if you have a second choice for class time.
  2. Payment: Due at the same time as student information. Families new to AOM must pay the $35 registration fee as well as the $75 tuition. Returning families only pay the $75 registration.

Payment: Please use our online payment page (click here) or call the AOM office with payment details. Payment plans are not available for Prezuki.

**Tuition and registration must be paid to secure your place**

Minimum enrollment is required for each class. An additional class may open if there is sufficient over-enrollment. Should you not be placed in a class, your payment will be refunded.

Questions about class time or content: Sarah Ford suzukiford@aol.com

Questions about registration, enrollment, tuition payment: Jill Keifer at The Academy of Music, jkeifer@aomva.org

Registration for the fall semester will open in August 2019.