Suzuki Violin

Private Lessons and Group Classes, for ages 4 and up

Join Suzuki children, parents and teachers as they celebrate learning through a shared love of beautiful music. With careful guidance from specially trained teachers, parents help their children learn to play violin through the same natural process that occurs when their children learn to speak. The establishment of this "Suzuki triangle" provides the stimulation and encouragement that children need to acquire other critical learning skills. Concentration, organization and memorization are developed along with the confidence and self-esteem that learning to play the violin can help to establish. Students and parents participate together in both weekly private lessons and group classes.

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Instructed by Corrie Anne Riberdy


Corrie Anne Riberdy, violin private lesson teacher and Suzuki director, teaches violin to all ages from beginners to advanced players. She believes in the adage that students are rarely too young and never too old to start violin. A graduate of the Suzuki method herself, she incorporates that philosophy into all her lessons. In addition to the traditional violin repertoire, she utilizes fiddling, improvisation and modern music in her teaching. Riberdy began teaching at Baldwin Wallace in 2005 and became director of the Suzuki program in 2010. She performs regularly with the Ashland Symphony, sometimes as concertmaster. She received her masters degree in violin performance from Mannes College of Music in New York City and her Bachelors in Music from Baldwin Wallace Conservatory. She studied with Carol Sykes at the International Music Festival for her Suzuki certifications.