What We Do
We provide music education for students on violin, viola, cello, piano, and guitar guided by the philosophy of Dr. Shinichi Suzuki, who believed that “Every Child Can!” Every year the NJSW sponsors one or more official teacher trainings for teachers and prospective teachers. Our programs are open to families and teachers from any location.
Thanks to donations from our supporters, we are able to offer multiple scholarships for children whose families require it to attend. The scholarship application includes a form and teacher recommendation.
Who We Are
Here are some highlights of our organization:
- The New Jersey Suzuki Workshop is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Mercer County, NJ.
- February 2021 marked our 13th workshop, and our second online.
- Our administrative directors are experienced Suzuki music educators and serve as volunteers.
- Our music education faculty are experienced and acclaimed educators in instrumental music, movement, early childhood, and teacher and parent education.
- Our all-volunteer staff are instrumental in the smooth operation of the workshop.
- Parents and guardians are also instrumental to helping each child have a successful experience at the Workshop, leading to a lifelong connection to music and the benefits and positive impact that brings.
Who We Serve
In person, we serve students, families, and teachers from New Jersey, the greater Philadelphia region, and southern NY. Online, we have been pleased to offer our Workshops to families and teachers around the world.
- We reach an average of 75 students per Workshop from pre-K through teens, and have the capacity to expand to over 100 students.
- Parents and guardians observe the workshop classes and are empowered with tools to help their children learn and grow.
- Teachers attain development in their Suzuki training.
We are pleased to introduce our faculty for Summer 2021:
Guitar: Seth Himmelhoch (NJ)
Enrichment – Klezmer Style: Steven Greenman (OH)
Enrichment – Folk Songs: John Krumm (PA)
EVERY CHILD CAN! Teacher Course July 8-9: Nancy Modell (NJ)