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The Music Village offers flute lessons to students from age 3½ to adult.

The program of study consists of weekly individual lessons, group lessons, and at least one recital per year.

The Suzuki Method and Philosophy

Everyone has a sprout of talent . . .

"If a child speaks his language fluently, he has developmental possibilities. Other abilities should therefore develop according to the way he is raised. Everyone has a sprout of talent. Developing that sprout into a wonderful ability depends on how it is cultivated." -Shinichi Suzuki

In other words, all people have musical ability! How it develops depends on how the person is educated.

The Mother Tongue Principle . . .

The Suzuki Method is based on the Mother Tongue Principle-learning music as we do our native language-through listening, imitation, repetition, and encouragement.

Listening . . .

Daily listening to recordings of the Suzuki repertoire and to recordings of other quality music is a major reason for the success of the Suzuki Method. The CD's serve as models for tone and expression as well as for the correct notes. The more your child hears the pieces, the more quickly and easily he or she will master them. Listening also serves to motivate practice, since children enjoy playing familiar music.

Lori Richards, director of The Music Village, earned her Master of Arts in flute performance from Western Carolina University and her Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Alabama. She has over thirty years of experience as a private flute instructor and has been registered with the Suzuki Association of the Americas since 1987.

An early childhood music specialist, she is a licensed Kindermusik educator and a certified Orff-Schulwerk instructor. Formerly co-principal of the Lynchburg Symphony and flute instructor at Lynchburg College in Virginia, Ms. Richards was a founding member of the Atlanta-based chamber groups Woodsong, Chrysalis and Cirrus. She currently performs with the chamber group Silverwood and teaches Suzuki flute and Kindermusik at The Music Village in Cullowhee, North Carolina.

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