Karen Roth's teaching began with Suzuki violin students in 1980! Now Suzuki lessons fill many of her afternoons and evenings. Over the past 36 years, "Miss Karen" has studied Books 1-7 with reputable Suzuki Teacher Trainers from around the United States. Her experiences as a "Suzuki Mom," working with her own daughters on violin from age 4-13, added to her understanding of the Suzuki Method and how this fabulous method and philosophy fit into the busy lives of families in our culture.
The Suzuki Method teaches children to learn to play the violin in a very positive way ~
~ with parental encouragement and guidance and commitment, following through on the teacher's work with both the child and parent
~ with small steps that are designed for repeated successes
~ with private lessons for learning technical skills and new repertoire AND with group lessons for additional instruction, review and motivation
~ with repetitions that lead to mastery of technique and high-level polish of repertoire
~ with performance opportunities as soloists and ensemble members for beginner to advanced student
~ with ear training and rote-learning, later enhanced by note-reading instruction, once an appropriate age and level of performance are reached
~ with musicality encouraged from an early level
Karen Roth teaches private lessons in her Northville home and the supplemental group lessons in Farmington Hills. She also enjoys teaching violin at Blue Lake Suzuki Family Camp each summer, and at local Suzuki Workshops. Even after years of teaching Suzuki violinists, guiding the mastery of Dr. Suzuki's rhythmic variations and the theme of "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" (the first song in Suzuki Book 1), Karen still loves hearing Twinkles performed by young soloists or by a stage-full of students.
Karen is happy to talk with prospective families, whether or not openings are currently available. Karen's students typically range in age from 4-16 (including pre-school, elementary, middle & high school students), with repertoire levels stretching "Pre-Twinkle" to Book 7. Beginners and transfer students are welcome to inquire via email or telephone. Online registration is not possible; direct conversation is necessary.
For more information on the Suzuki Method and on selecting a teacher, visit the website of the Suzuki Association of the Americas ~ suzukiassociation.org and read "About the Suzuki Method" and "How to Choose a Teacher" under the heading "Teachers and Parents."