Services Offered

Our Philosophy

At Suzuki String Academy we offer private and group violin instruction using the internationally acclaimed Suzuki Instructional Method.

  • Lessons - private and group classes for violin (ages 4-18)

  • Rockestra - have fun exploring various genres of music from Bach to Rock! For all stringed Instruments and percussion.

  • Chamber Music - small level appropriate ensembles by audition

  • Link Up - A comprehensive music program of Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute for grades two through six. This class incorporates singing, strings or recorder, music history, music theory, composition and movement. Spring performance with the Spokane Symphony! 

Our Classes

Ready, Set, Suzuki! 

Introduction to Suzuki Violin | 45min class 

Set up your child for musical success through the Suzuki Method. In this energetic interactive class we offer: 

  • Learn with your child the fundamentals of violin, proper set up for playing the violin and bowing rhythms using the Suzuki Method.

  • No violin necessary to participate in this class

  • Educating parents/guardians to help their child with practice to achieve the greatest success.

  • How music positively effects brain development in young children
    • Tools to create a nurturing learning environment at home

For children new to the violin

June 17-20 (includes summer lesson package) August 26-29

Classes held in Sandpoint, ID

For more information, pricing, and registration call Ruth Klinginsmith (208) 304-9085


Twinkle Stars

Ages 3-6 | Thursdays 10am | 45min class

Explore with your child Rhythms, Listening and Movement using the Suzuki Method called “The Mother Tongue of Music”.

June 6, 13, 20, 27
July 4 (join us for the children’s parade), 11, 18, 25

Classes held at Creations in Sandpoint, ID

Registration Packet | $40

Includes four (4) classes plus bonus participation in the Children’s parade

Drop-ins Welcome | $12/class

Sign up by calling Ruth at 208.304.9085
or filling out a registration form at Creations


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