“Without accepting the fact that everything changes, we cannot find perfect composure. But unfortunately, although it is true, it is difficult for us to accept it. Because we cannot accept the truth of transience, we suffer.”
For many years the University of Manitoba hosted a Suzuki program separate from the Division of Preparatory Studies. Recently, a variety of factors prompted a necessary change of overview. These changes are completely independent from the very positive esteem in which the Suzuki method is held.
The University remains completely committed to the Suzuki method as one of a number of exemplary pedagogies and will continue to offer Suzuki instruction in violin, viola, cello, piano, guitar, and flute through the Division of Preparatory Studies, as teacher availability permits. At the present time the group class component may, temporarily, not be available, with the exception of “Baby Class” group, which will remain on campus.
We ask those wishing to follow a Suzuki approach to make it known at the time of inquiry, so we can seek the best match of teacher and student (as we do with all of our students, regardless of instrument or pedagogical approach requested). In order to accommodate our Suzuki students, masterclasses with established Suzuki teachers will be made available as possible. Of course, every student registered with the Division of Preparatory Studies can take part in a full complement of recitals, masterclasses and other special events which are planned each year.
We will be glad to answer any questions you may have. The answers we provide are based on both administrative experience and Suzuki teacher training, as well as a commitment to what is best for each individual student we encounter, whether they register with us or make other choices.
For more information about music lessons with the Division of Preparatory Studies, follow the links at the left, contact us at 204.474.9797, or click here.
“Where love is deep, much can be accomplished”
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