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© 2017 by Ariana Straznicky

"Where words fail, music speaks." - Dr. Shinichi Suzuki


The Straznicky Violin Studio offers a unique Suzuki violin program with weekly lessons and group classes for students ages 3+). Students with experience on violin (or ages 9+) may also audition for the Traditional lesson program. 

October 2014 - The Suzuki Book 1 group class celebrates a successful performance at the Southington Apple Harvest Festival. 

About the Studio

All students are presented with many opportunities to perform, including: twice yearly full studio recitals, ensemble performances, Suzuki group class recitals, Suzuki graduation recitals, and community outreach performances. Students are encouraged and supported in their pursuit of additional performance outlets. Many students perform in the Connecticut Music Educator's Association (CMEA) regional and all-state festivals, their local churches, CT youth symphonies, and participate in Suzuki summer institutes.


The Straznicky Violin Studio is located in the heart of Southington, at the brand new Southington Community Cultural Arts building (SoCCA).

Suzuki Method Lessons

Dr. Shinichi Suzuki's world-famous method has revolutionized the way children learn to play violin. Called, "The Mother Tongue Method," Dr. Suzuki recognized a distinct connection between learning language and music. Emphasizing encouragement, positive correction, persistence, and intensive involvement of parents, teachers, and their peers, the Suzuki Method delivers a solid musical foundation while acting as a tool for children to develop good character. Dr. Suzuki's method is accompanied by a series of ten books which build the student's technique and repertoire. Each piece builds upon information learned from that of the previous. Suzuki teachers encourage mastery by routinely reviewing old pieces and simultaneously building upon them by introducing the techniques needed for playing newer and more difficult pieces. Ariana trained at The Hartt School's renowned Suzuki long-term training program. There, she trained with some of the world's most famous Suzuki pedagogues, Teri Einfeldt and Ed Kreitman and she is certified to teach the entire Suzuki repertoire (PreTwinkle through Book 8). 


Prospective families are warmly invited to visit the studio and should plan on observing at least three private lessons, interviewing for the studio, and scheduling a trial lesson before formally enrolling. To start your Suzuki journey, Contact Ariana.

Traditional Lessons 

Traditional lessons at the Straznicky Violin Studio are tailored to match each student's needs and goals. Learning independently or with some parental guidance as needed, this method is best for students who have already begun their violin studies or ages 9+. Traditional students are accepted after an interview and audition lesson. To learn more, Contact Ariana