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A warm and welcoming Suzuki flute community in Philadelphia

“Music is the language of the heart, without words.”

What is Suzuki?

Shinichi Suzuki was a violinist, and founded the “Talent Education” Institute in Matsumoto in 1945. He believed that because all children could speak their native language so fluently at such a young age, that this was the perfect educational framework. He called this the “Mother Tongue” method and applied it to music education for very young children. He believed that children could learn music in the same way they acquired language from their parents by listening, repetition, encouragement and love.

“If love is deep, much can be accomplished.”

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you teach other instruments besides the flute?

No, we only teach the flute because we are highly specialized in the flute and fantastic at teaching it!

Do I have to take both group class and private lessons?

Yes! Both are necessary and are included in your tuition. There are many skills to acquire in a group class setting that cannot be taught in a private lesson alone.

Do I have to purchase my own instrument?

Yes, we have a variety of options that you can choose from. We also have a rental program if you would prefer to rent from us until you are ready to buy.

“Music exists for the purpose of growing an admirable heart.”

Our Programs

Suzuki Flute Program for Young Students

3-4 year olds are our specialty!

Begin this journey with your child today

weekly private lessons

Suzuki Flute Program

Weekly flute lesson (age 5+)

Bi-weekly Group Classes

Recitals & More….

All in a warm, loving music community


Music Mind Games

Music literacy through joy, fun and games!

We incorporate MMG into our Suzuki program for all students.

Contact us to set up a private group workshop for your students!

New Student Fall Openings! Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday

“First character, then ability.”

Current News

Suzuki Misconceptions

Fallacies You May Have Heard About the Suzuki Approach There are many misconceptions about the Suzuki Approach to music education. Many parents and traditional music teachers believe them to be true, either because 1) they don't fully understand the philosophy or 2)...

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Suzuki Flute Lessons for 3 and 4 Year Old Students

 Expectations for Very Young Suzuki Flute Students You may have experienced an early childhood music class. Families and toddlers sitting together on the floor laughing, singing, and playing with tiny drums and shakers. There is so much learning taking place during...

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The Role of the Suzuki Parent

The Suzuki Triangle: Student, Teacher, Parent. All are equal components of a successful Suzuki experience, but what exactly is the role of the parent? Suzuki education differs from traditional methods of teaching primarily because of the parent’s involvement in the...

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Studio Info

Flute & Friends Suzuki
Music Academy
4509 Baltimore Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19143

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