The William Pu Music Academy Group Lesson program is conducted by the early childhood education specialists, Virginia Sloan and Patricia Stone. Emphasis on playing from a very young age, typically starting formal instruction from as young as 3 years old. Students receive both an individual lesson and 30-minutes group class each week. This combination of private lessons and group classes lies at the heart of Dr. Suzuki’s philosophy and combined with the traditional teaching. Private lessons develop a student’s personal understanding. Group classes help students share their experiences with others in a fun and non-competitive environment. Parents are expected to attend group class with their children and while parental involvement is less focused, observers can offer the praise and support that makes any learning more productive. For more about Virginia Sloan, Patricia Stone and other faculty members click here.