String Lessons

The Loyola Preparatory Arts Program's violin school is a Suzuki-based program offering lessons to students from four years of age through adults. Students in the program study both ear-training and note-reading skills as they learn classical repertoire.

As a Suzuki program for children, the Preparatory Program violin teachers work together with parents for the education of each child, with both parent and teacher supporting the student to achieve the greatest potential. Students receive weekly private lessons, where parents attend and learn how to assist the child in home practice. School age students are required to attend both a weekly private lesson at Loyola's campus and a weekly group class at the GNO Suzuki Forum's School. All students are also encouraged to participate in community service and local musical events around the Greater New Orleans area.

Academic Year Violin Tuition Rates:

  • One 30-min. private lesson per week; tuition: $861
  • One 45-min. private lesson per week; tuition: $1,257
  • One 60-min. private lesson per week; tuition: $1,653
  • Tuition is paid in three installments throughout the year.

You will find information on class schedules and class tuition rates for the Greater New Orleans Suzuki Forum by visiting their website:

Students are required to have a properly-sized instrument in good condition, and should also be prepared to purchase a few needed instrument accessories and music books, according to their individual teacher's direction.

If you would like to register for violin lessons, please email or call 504-865-3627.