Lessons are available to children as young as 3.5 using the Suzuki method or by Tablature. Using this method students learn by ear to begin with and then when they are at reading level in school or in the middle of Book 1, students will begin reading music. Our teacher, Dennis Young, feels strongly that memorization and sight reading are equally important. Technical studies are taught so that one will have the skill to perform on the violin as an artist. As students advance, they can perform in concerts and contests to increase their artistic abilities.