Winter 2020 Group Classes

NEW CLASS: Small Group Intro to Piano Keyboard

Small Group Intro to Violin

Please note, classes listed below are run though Wayland Recreation, so registration is via their website (link and instructions at bottom of page). 


Please note, these classes are at Wayland School of Music II (231 Boston Post Road, Wayland).


NEW! Small Group Intro to Piano (level 1)


Age 6-7: 3:30 - 4:30 pm

Age 8-9: 4:30 - 5:30 pm

Dates: 8 Mondays, January 27 - March 23 (no class February 17 )

With Mia Tsai, Piano Faculty

Fee: $240 including materials

Class size: minimum 3 students, maximum 5 students

Want your child to try out the keyboard and learn basic playing and reading skills, but not quite ready to commit to private piano lessons? This class is for you!  Kids will learn keyboard geography, simple 5-finger songs, rhythms, and beginning chords on full-sized, freestanding Yamaha digital keyboards, in a relaxed setting including singing and movement. They’ll learn both by ear and with simple music reading. 

Includes a listening CD and a practice CD with special tracks for each week, notation games, repertoire pieces, sight-reading pieces, opportunities for composing, parent book, and more.

Small Group Intro to Violin with Suzuki Method (level 1)


Age 6-7 with a parent/caregiver: 3:30 - 4:20 pm

Dates: 8 Fridays, January 24 - March 27 (no class February 14, 21)


Age 4-5 with a parent/caregiver: 11:30 am - 12:20 pm

Dates: 8 Saturdays, January 25 to March 28 (no class February 15, 22)

 With Zhiyue Ali You (Violin Faculty, registered Suzuki Violin instructor).

Fee: $230, including instruments and all materials

Class size: minimum 3 students, maximum 5 students

This is an ideal age to start violin with the Suzuki Method!

Our small group violin classes are centered around creative and playful activities alternating between exercises, movement, and song (video herehere, here and here). Children build strong beginner skills in a positive and encouraging atmosphere, and there's plenty of individual attention! Teacher, child and parent work together - no prior experience is needed, as parents learn right along with their child in class and partner with them at home. "Graduates" can transition to Level 2 class and/or individual instruction, as desired.

"My children have loved their weekly violin class. We have especially loved the easygoing and fun atmosphere. Being able to play an instrument not only makes kids happy and confident, it brings joy to the whole family." ~ X, mom to A and A, age 4 and 6

"We have been so pleased with the class. Our son loves learning to play the violin....he speaks very positively about playing, eagerly asks us each night if he can do his violin homework, and enjoys performing in front of family members. 

We believe the class is helping to lay the foundation for a lifelong love of music. The developmentally appropriate instruction has been wonderful - exactly what we were hoping for when we chose your school." ~ E, mom to J age 3

The Suzuki method is ideal for this age group, and has a 60 year history of success with young children worldwide. Brain receptivity to language and music is at its peak at age 3 to 7, while supple young bodies adapt more easily to playing violin. Waiting till 3rd or 4th grade misses the prime age for beginning an instrument!

"My daughter's interest in musical instruments was slowly nurtured at home until a 5th Grade Orchestra visited her Pre-School.  When I saw the flyer for the beginners’ violin class I knew it was the perfect time. I feel fortunate that she has this opportunity while her enthusiasm is fresh."
~ Mother of V, age 5

Instruments and all materials are provided (violin for class and home use; book and CD to keep).

Location: Wayland School of Music, 231 Boston Post Road, Wayland, MA 01778

GROUP CLASS REGISTRATION: Our group classes are offered by Wayland School of Music in partnership with Wayland Recreation Department, and register via the Recreation Department website. To register: select "Register/Programs and Activities" then -

For Small Group Intro to Violin age 4-5 select "Pre-K" then "Winter. 

For both Small Group Intro to Violin age 6-7 , AND Small Group Intro to Piano age 6-7 and 8-9, select "Youth" then "Winter".

When the list of classes opens, scroll down alphabetically to "S" for Small Group Intro..." to find your class. Or to register by phone instead, call them at 508 358 3660.

Questions about the class? Please contact us via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 508 358 7835, and we'll be happy to help you!