Paget Suzuki Strings – Violin
Strings – Violin Studio is a private one teacher studio run by Suzuki Violin Teacher
Jyrki Pietila; established in 2003. Paget Suzuki Strings works in alliance with
the Bermuda School of Music and Bermuda Suzuki Association.
Paget Suzuki Strings provides high quality individual violin
instruction to all age groups of children and even to adult students in a warm, encouraging
and enjoyable learning environment. Our curriculum follows the key principals of
the Suzuki Method
®, by creating a learning environment for violin playing in the same
method as we learn our own mother tongue, hearing and seeing and then
Suzuki Violin Teacher Jyrki Pietila has over 30 years of experience of working with children and
teaching violin playing. Several of his students have gone on to select music as their future
career. Mr. Pietila earned his Masters Degree in Pedagogue and Performance in Helsinki
Conservatory of Music 1987. He studied Suzuki Method in Japan with Dr. Shinichi Suzuki
1987-1988, graduating as a Suzuki Violin Teacher 1988. Mr. Pietila was granted status as a
European Teacher Trainer 1991. He was a founding member, violin teacher and artistic director
of Uudenmaa Suzuki Institute in Finland 1989-96. He has taught workshops and International
Conferences in Finland, France, Scotland, Korea, Ireland and United States. Along with his
teaching experience, he enjoys performing as a chamber and orchestral
Jyrki Pietila joined
former Dunbarton School of Music in Bermuda 1996, later on working for Bermuda Conservatory
of Music and Bermuda School of Music as a Suzuki Violin
The Academic yearin Paget Suzuki Strings follows the typical Bermuda School calendar.
Year is divided into three terms totaling 36 weeks per year. Individual lessons are scheduled once a week starting from 30 minutes with the youngest
beginners going up in 15 minute increments when they are ready for a longer
lesson.Group lessonsare held together withBermuda School of Musicviolin groups.
process for enrollment into our program starts with a parent interview and
evaluation for readiness with the youngest children. The Studio has a limited number spaces
in the program for students. Parents are expected to complete a Parent Orientation
Program before a child can start his or her own individual lessons. This
program lasts typically 6 weeks.
structure in Paget Suzuki Strings is based on an hourly rate defined annually
and multiplied with length of a lesson and number of weeks in the term. A registration fee of
$35.00 will apply to new enrollments. Students are charged a small fee to cover the cost of
end of the term recital.