Parent Classes for PreTwinkle Parents

If you are the parent of a student in one of our Pre-Twinkle classes, please note that there are no group classes for the children for the first 4 weeks of the Fall (students will have their private lessons during this time).  These weeks are dedicated to special parent-only classes. Pre-Twinkle parents are required to attend, however ALL parents are welcome and invited- not just parents of our littlest ones.  These classes will equip you with tools and tips to help cultivate a positive and productive environment and promote success in your Suzuki journey at home.  These classes will be offered during your child’s regular group class time, however if these times pose a difficulty for you, contact us and we will direct you toward an alternate parent talk time.

Here is a sample of our classes from past years!

Greenwich Suzuki Academy Parent Class Offerings


Guitar: Fridays at 4:45-5:30 (9/6, 9/13, 9/20, 9/27)
          Teacher: Eve Weiss
Violin & Viola: Mondays at 4:15-5:00 (9/9, 9/16, 9/23, 10/7)
          Teacher: Natalie Coots
Cello: Thursdays at 4:00-4:45 (9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3)
          Teacher: Heather W. Hardie
Saturdays at 11:15-12:00 (9/7, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28)
          Teacher: Judith Moloney

Special Themed Talks for All Parents presented by Heather W. Hardie 

These are non-instrument specific talks, each with a different theme. These are stand-alone topics; please feel free to attend any topics that speak to you.

  • Saturday, Sept. 14 at 4:15
    “Nurturing our Children with Love” What does it mean to “nurture our children with love” through the study of music? What are our ultimate goals here, and how do we assess if the methods we are using are the best for our child? Many references will be used here and shared including “Unconditional Parenting” by Alfie Kohn, “Drive” by Daniel Pink, “Self-Reg…” by Dr. Stuart Shanker, and “Discipline with Love and Logic” and other “Love and Logic” books by Foster Cline and Jim Fay.
  • Saturday, Sept. 28 at 4:15
    “Global Intuitive Learners 2.0” What are some of the differences between global intuitive learners versus logical linear learners? Learn new ways to work with your dreamy kids. Let’s get a little backwards in a problem solving.
  • Saturday, Oct. 19 at 4:15
    Modeling for Life: Holding on to the concept that parents are a child’s first teachers, what other traits are we (parents) hoping to impart or model for our children through this Suzuki Journey. Applied Positive Psychology, Non-Complementary Behavior concepts will also be discussed.



Class 1 (Tuesday at 8:00 pm and Friday at 4:45 pm)
     *Language Learning Analogy, Unalterable Parental Responsibility #1, The Suzuki Triangle, What Motivates Your Child? 
Class 2 (Tuesday at 8:00 pm and Friday at 4:45 pm)
     *Unalterable Parental Responsibility #2, How to Help Your Child At His Lesson, The Purpose of Group Class, What NOT to Do 
Class 3 (Tuesday at 8:00 pm and Friday at 4:45 pm)
     *Unalterable Parental Responsibility #3, Not All Advice is Good for All Kids , Understanding What Type of Kid(s) You Have 
Class 4 (Tuesday at 8:00 pm and Friday at 4:45 pm)
     *Review of the 3 Unalterable Parental Responsibilities, The Importance of Review, Understanding Resistance, Learning Styles

Teacher: Michele Horner, RSVP 


Tuesday, Sept. 22 at 9:30-10:30 am; 5 Sharon Lane, Rye NY 10580
    *Welcome to Suzuki! What, not motorbikes?!

Tuesday, Sept. 29 at 9:30-10:30 am; 5 Sharon Lane, Rye NY 10580
     *Nurtured by Love, the Mother-Tongue method.

Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 9:30-10:30 am; 5 Sharon Lane, Rye NY 10580
     *Time to play… Bring instrument! 

Tuesday, Oct. 13 at 9:30-10:30 am; 5 Sharon Lane, Rye NY 10580
     *Why do you want your child to play? Do they want to play?  Discussion. Plus more playing.
   *These classes will be primarily for parents of violin and viola students.  Judith will be focusing on Suzuki philosophy and learning to play these instruments. Come ready to have fun and learn!

Teacher: Judith Moloney, RSVP 


These Classes Will Take Place During the Pre-Twinkle Class Times:

     Thursdays at 4:00-4:45 (Sept. 22- Oct. 13)
      Thursdays at 4:00-4:45 (Sept. 13- Oct. 11)
     Saturdays at 11:15-12:00 (Sept. 17-Oct. 8)
     Fridays at 4:15-5:00 (Sept. 16- Oct. 7)


For “More Established” Suzuki Parents:

Saturday, Sept. 12 at 1:30 pm; Suzuki Room 1
     *How to create independent learners
Saturday, Sept. 19 at 1:30 pm; Suzuki Room 1
     *Navigating through the pre-teen and teen years

 Teacher: Heather W. Hardie, RSVP