Class description:
This is an introductory course, aligned with the principles and philosophy of the internationally acclaimed Suzuki Method, of which both our instructors are certified. Students are taught proper violin and cello holds in both rest and playing positioning as well as bow holds, left hand positioning, basic string crossing techniques, culminating in the mastery of playing  Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star using 5 rhythmic patterns.

Maximum of 8 students per group class

1st Trimester Setp, 14 / 2nd Trimester Decemeber 5 / 3rd Trimester March 14

Cost: $144 per trimester

- students need to rent their instruments prior to starting lessons


Schedule Teen/Aduld Group

Teen Home School & Adult Group Lesson meets from 12:15-1:00 ( ages 13 and up) 



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Demetria Koninis, cellist, educator, performer and entrepreneur, is one-half of Spa City Duo and cellist of the trio, Stringendi, which performs at weddings and restaurants throughout the Capital Region and beyond. She has performed in local community orchestras such as Sage City Symphony over the past 20 years.

Demetria has a dynamic Suzuki cello studio and traditional cello studio. She teaches students ranging in age from 5 through adults at her Saratoga County, New York, location. Demetria is a teaching member of The Suzuki Association of the Americas, The Suzuki Association of the Captial District and a member of ASTA American string teachers association. She is on faculty at the School of the Arts at The National Museum of Dance in Saratoga Springs, New York.

When Demetria isn’t playing her cello and sharing her joy of music, she can be found skiing down a black diamond at Gore Mountain or instructing others how to do so! Demetria holds a Level 3 certification through PSIA (Professional Ski Instuctors of America) and has trained aspiring skiers for nearly 30 years to learn how to ski and race.


Tania Susi, BM, MM, The Juilliard School, is one-half of the Spa City Duo and violinist of the trio, Stringendi. Tania has travelled the world performing classically as a soloist and chamber musician. She has performed everywhere from Carnegie Hall in NYC to Suntory Hall in Tokyo, Japan.

Tania has extensive classical training and absolutely loves to groove and “rock out” on her electric violin. Her musical tastes vary from Brazilian Jazz to Modern Pop. In years past, Tania has played alongside artists such as Natalie Merchant, Bryan Adams (on MTV Unplugged) and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra.

Tania also has an active violin/viola studio in Saratoga County, New York. She is a certified Suzuki violin instructor specializing in young children. She can be found having fun teaching adults at the National Museum of Dance School for the Arts.



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