The 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 the Ethical
Humanist Society of Long Island in Garden City, Long Island.
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, 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 37 years include:
1980, two students (ages 8 & 9,) won the New York
Young Peoples Competition, resulting in four performances
subscription season with Zubin Mehta and the
New York Philharmonic.
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
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 continues to be a majoral cultural asset
to the New York metropolitan area.