Suzuki Early Childhood Education at The Hartt School Community Division
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HCD Delayed Opening 1.20.19

Today is Saturday, January 19. All Hartt Community Division activities are running as scheduled.

Due to inclement weather, on Sunday, January 20, all Hartt Community Division activities before 2:30pm have been canceled. An update will be posted at 10am about the status of activities scheduled to start at 2:30pm or later.

Suzuki Early Childhood Education

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For children birth through three years.

A musical environment supports childhood development like no other. Suzuki Early Childhood Education is based on the premise that the potential of every child is unlimited, and that music can be learned in the same way language is acquired. In partnership with parents (or caregivers) our educators realize each child’s potential while fostering a calm and joyful environment. Using a repertoire of fun action songs and rhymes, we build skill mastery through repetition and the layering of complex activities that grow with your child. This program enables students to learn music as a second language and transition to instrumental lessons starting as young as age 4.

Because caregiver participation is a fundamental part of Suzuki instruction, parents or other adult caregivers must attend SECE classes with enrolled children.



  1. Every Child Can
  2. Ability Develops Early SECE-8-2018.JPG
  3. Environment Nurtures Growth
  4. Success Breeds Success
  5. Parental Involvement is Critical
  6. Children Learn from One Another
  7. Encouragement is Essential

Thank you for such a valuable and formative music experience for Lindi and me! Wonderful teaching and a beautiful representation of Suzuki – using music to grow beautiful hearts. My heart is full!!” - Amy


  • Enhanced language and speech
  • Well-developed sense of pulse, rhythm and pitch
  • Development of patience and self-control
  • Increased focus and concentration
  • Fine and gross motor skill development
  • Development of character, sensitivity and empathy
  • Leadership skills
  • Confidence and self-esteem

“We've seen our child make great progress in her self-control, ability to follow directions, remember sequences, rhymes, numbers and colors. We love the class!” - Cindy

Learn more

Learn more about the SECE program as explained by Suzuki Early Chidlhood Educator Lenni Jabour of Toronto, Canada in this short video.

Class Schedule


Academic-year classes (September–June) are offered in three sessions during the fall, winter, and spring at our Simsmore Square Campus.  Classes meet on Tuesdays from 9:30 to 10:30am or Saturdays from 9:00 to 10:00am.


  • Fall Session runs from September 15 through November 20, 2018
  • Special December Trial, 3-weeks from December 1 through December 19, 2018.
  • Winter Session runs from January 8 through March 26, 2019
  • Spring Session runs from April 13 through June 4, 2019

The Simsmore Square Campus is located at 540 Hopmeadow Street, Simsbury, Conn.

Tuition and registration

10-week Fall and Winter Session at the Simsmore Square Campus
Tuition: $200 per 10-week session
Materials fee (one-time payment): $30

8-week Spring Session at the Simsmore Square Campus
Tuition: $160 per 10-week session
Materials fee (one-time payment): $30

3-week December Trial Session at the Simsmore Square Campus
Tuition: $30 per 3-week session, 1/2 Price Trial Price!


Interested in visiting a class? Sign Up Here for to visit one-class with no obligation to enroll!


Scholarships are available for children 0 to 12 months old, valued at up to 50% of tuition. Please inquire at

Meet our Suzuki Early Childhood Education Faculty

Suzuki Early-Childhood Education “What makes this program exceptional is its knowledgeable and caring instructors, who are patient and truly love children. Thank you, Alexandra and David!” – Haruko

Reagan Brasch
Alexandra Hadden
David Madsen
Donna Ngai

About Suzuki Instruction at The Hartt School Community Division

The Hartt School Community Division’s Suzuki program is one of the leading comprehensive programs in the country. Suzuki Chair Teri Einfeldt, along with expert faculty, provides life-changing and inspiring performing arts education to hundreds of families from Greater Hartford. Our comprehensive Suzuki program includes

For more information, contact the Hartt Community Division office at (860) 768-4451 or