The Suzuki-Rolland String Program at The Conservatory of Central Illinois serves students from preschool through high school. Utilizing the "mother tongue" approach of Sinichi Suzuki, students learn to play easily in groups and by memory. Weekly group classes augment the private lesson and provide additional opportunities for the learning of music theory and reading. The students get ensemble experience as well as the chance to perform with a professional accompanist in a relaxed atmosphere.
This program had its beginning while program coordinator Frances Reedy served under the direction of Paul Rolland at the National Academy of the Arts. Rolland's highly acclaimed focus on the physical approach to the string instrument has greatly influenced the development of the program.
For more information Contact The Conservatory by calling (217) 356-9812. Prospective students and parents may visit The Conservatory's office at 100 North Chestnut in Champaign to discuss program availability.
The Conservatory of Central Illinois
100 North Chestnut Street, Suite 310
Champaign, Illinois 61820