Hailey Suzuki Violin School

Mrs. Susan Hailey has been sharing her love of music to students of all ages for many years. Her students have included strings students in public and private schools, but primarily private students, some of whom have gone on to become violin teachers themselves.

Though there are many methods in violin instruction, Mrs. Hailey primarily uses the Suzuki Violin School, developed by Dr. Shinichi Suzuki. This method, which covers ten books, involves not only the student and teacher, but also the parents, and emphasizes memorization and aural learning (learning by ear). Sight reading is also practiced, usually after the basic skills have been developed.

Students in the Hailey Suzuki Violin School are encouraged to practice daily so they are prepared for their weekly lesson. They are also invited to attend a group lesson on the first Saturday of each month. In the Spring, students have the option of partcipating in a graduation recital to recognize completion of various levels within the Suzuki method.