Premiere Music School for Young Musicians comes to Long Island!
Suzuki Program Music
School for Young Students is
a distinguished music education program. It offers expert violin,
viola, cello and piano instruction along with a full array of
musical experiences to provide a comprehensive musical education.
offers three levels of instruction:
Suzuki Program classes for children 3-12 years, Pre-College
program for students 12-17 years and the newly added Adult
lessons are conducted at the Suzuki
Programs' main location in Mineola, Long Island, just 30 minutes
from midtown Manhattan.
classes are conducted at Queensborough
Community College in Bayside, Queens.
Brief History Of the Suzuki Program
the fall of 1971, Nicole DiCecco founded the Suzuki Program
in conjunction with Queensborough Community College of
The City University of New York. It started with only a handful
of children, but it quickly blossomed into one of the nations
finest music learning institutions. The primary reason for it's
success?, the love of music more time working, the love of children, the dedication
to teaching, and the schools special method of instruction which
was introduced by it's director and founder, Mrs.
the years, the Suzuki Program has developed and produced
many award winning musicians, but it is most proud of the high
level of musicianship developed by even the least talented students.
of the highlights over the past 30 years include:
students, ages 8 and 9, winning the 1980 "New York Philharmonic
Young Peoples Competition", which culminated in a special
concert performance with Zubin Mehta and The N.Y. Philharmonic
Orchestra. Two years later, they were invited to perform in
the "subscription series" with The N.Y. Philharmonic.
They were the youngest children ever to appear with a major symphony
orchestra. One of those two students, Nicholas Eanet is currently
the concertmaster of the New York Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.
Many students (current and alumni), have concertized in France,
Italy and throughout Asia.
Some special performances include:
A command performance in Rome, Italy for The Pope,
A special concert at the executive mansion for Mrs. Mario Cuomo,
Performances at Queensborough Community College graduation ceremonies
for Senator Patrick Moynihan and borough president Claire Shulman,
and special concerts given each year by select students at Weill
Hall @ Carnegie Hall, Steinway Hall, Flushing Town hall, Donnell
Library and many other N.Y. metropolitan area concert venues.
of our students have been accepted at The Juilliard School
of Music, The Manhattan School of Music, Oberlin School of Music
and Indiana University, to mention a few. Most of them are
pursuing professional music careers today.
DiCecco has been the subject of numerous worldwide media interviews
(both television & print).
is most astounding about our students achievements is that although
few of them are considered "special" students at the
time of their enrollment, all of them reach a superior level of
Suzuki Program in conjunction with neighboring Queensborough
Community College continues to be a majoral cultural asset
to the New York metropolitan area.