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Music Lessons

Learn to play an instrument at any age.
for Violin, Viola and Cello

The Suzuki Method

The Suzuki Method works on the principle that every child can develop his abilities during the early and sensitive years far beyond what most people can imagine. A child can learn music through the same process he learns his mother tongue language.

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The Suzuki Approach

Shinichi Suzuki, a Master violin teacher and founder of the Japanese Talent Education Movement, revolutionized violin teaching. Outstanding results have been achieved in violin, viola, cello, string bass, harp, guitar, recorder, and piano instruction. The Suzuki Method works on the principle that every child can develop his abilities during the early and sensitive years far beyond what most people can imagine.

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Private lessons

Private music lessons provide one-on-one attention, so teachers can focus on an individual student’s needs.

Group Lessons

Group lessons are an important aspect of the Suzuki method.

Shackford Violin Studio

We have talented and very experienced music instructors who teach violin, viola and cello.
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Suzuki Violin Unit 1 Immediately Following ECC!

Suzuki Violin Unit 1 Immediately Following ECC!

Violin Unit 1 is being offered in beautiful St. Petersburg Florida February 15-23, 2020, with violin/viola teacher trainer Martha Shackford. We...

Suzuki “Every Child Can!” (ECC) in Florida’s Beautiful Winter

Suzuki “Every Child Can!” (ECC) in Florida’s Beautiful Winter

What could be better than 10 days in Florida in the middle of February? Adding ECC and Suzuki Unit 1 to your experience, that’s what! Come...

Stories of a Suzuki teacher…

Stories of a Suzuki teacher…

Hey! Those of you who are my age probably remember the Art Linkletter Show, one of the earliest shows on television. It was called “Kids Say the...

Martha has a parent-centric style of teaching the violin called the Suzuki Method, which I find fabulous. She is about my parent's age, but has all the energy of somebody in her early 20's. She emphasizes quality of interaction, and parent-child practice time together.

She has only been in Sarasota for 2 years, but I am so happy to have found this little gem of a music teacher.

Honey S.

My daughter has been taking violin lessons for more than a year. She loves her teachers and I can tell that they really care about my kid too. Your music school is wonderful and I highly recommend.

Honey S. / parent

Featured Teachers

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Martha Shackford

Martha Shackford

Suzuki Violin, Viola Teacher

Anne Stevens

Anne Stevens

Suzuki Violin, Viola and Cello Teacher