Suzuki Violin Lessons

Eric Davenport teaches Suzuki violin lessons to students of all ages.

Below are links that will explain the Suzuki method and other items of interest to Suzuki violin.

What is the Suzuki method?

Good to Know…

There is no better way to start violin lessons than with the Suzuki method.

  • Using the Suzuki method for teaching the violin, Eric can instruct children as young as 2 1/2 so that they learn the fundamentals of playing the violin.
  • Children younger than 3 or 4 (depending on the child) should attend our Suzuki Early Childhood Class where they will learn focus, attention, following directions, self-confidence, building an early foundation in music in readiness for private violin lessons.  They will be introduced to keeping a steady beat and pitch and playing musical instruments with the teacher.
  • One benefit of an early start is that if children begin violin lessons early, they won’t remember a time that they didn’t have a violin in their hand.
  • A benefit to an early start is that the child is not distracted by schoolwork, sports and other after school activities.
  • Another benefit of an early start is that the very young child wants to please the parents and enjoys the repetition necessary to master a skill.  Just look at how often a young child will ask you to read the same story over and over again.  Or play the same game over and over again. These early years are the times to tap into this natural desire for repetition.
  • Of course, school aged children who are beginners are also welcome to our studio as are transfer students.

If you want further information about the Suzuki method or our studio, or to schedule an observation, please call 703-282-8837 or