Developed by Canadian pedagogues Dorothy and Sharon Jones with Shinichi Suzuki, SECE is a weekly group class designed for children age 0 to 3, and up to age 4. SECE classes offer each child the opportunity to play instruments, sing, learn rhythm and experience the elementary rudiments of music. These classes are firmly routed in the Suzuki philosophy of music education. Emphasis is on creating a calm environment to facilitate skill mastery and foster the bond between parent and child. Classes have a maximum of 8 children per group (and their grown-up!). SECE is a fantastic way to prepare each child (and their grown-up) for instrument specific lessons.
Each week, classes allow for individual focus on progress, careful attention to skill-building, purposeful repetition, and lots of fun too! The class uses repetitive repertoire to encourage mastery of skills, exploration of new skills and a comfortable environment for everyone. Classes are structured with a variety of layered activities to allow each child to experience and learn at their own pace.
June 2019: SECE training with Sharon Jones (left) and Dorothy Jones (right). London, Ontario.
Check out this video from the Suzuki Association of the Americas discussing the SECE experience, from a parent's perspective. Check out this video!
We can do small! Pre-natal listening, the connection between mother and child right from the start. There are so many ways music is a powerful shared experience for you and your baby. Check out this video!
Experience the Suzuki difference! Check out the limitless possibilities of the Suzuki Early Childhood Education movement.
Thank you to our friends Little Music (Toronto) for sharing your smiles with us!
SECE classes are a pro-social learning experience. With limitations on contact, and physical distancing requirements are in place, SECE classes have been moved online. In online classes, a greater emphasis is placed on the connection between parent and child through guided activities, song and movement. Working together, parents and teacher can provide opportunities for children to play and enjoy making music together!
Online classes are held on Saturdays at 930am. Please see the SECE Registration page for complete class details.