learning. Just as children hear words repeated across
various conversations and claim them for their own
vocabulary, repetition is an essential aspect of the Suzuki
We live in Community and are
encouraged by one another. Interaction and learning with
other children encourage and motivate your student. Students
attend regular group lessons and performances in addition to
their private lessons.
Parents play an integral role
in learning. Learning takes place in a positive, caring
environment whereby the child is nurtured and encouraged.
This environment is important not only in lessons, but at
home as well. A parent attends lessons with the child, takes
notes, and acts as home instructor during the week. Parent
and child embark on a journey of learning together.
"An unlimited amount of ability can
develop when parent and child are having fun together."
About Adam Colunga
was born in Corpus Christi, Texas, and began play the violin
at the age of ten. He hold a BM in Violin performance from
Texas State University. Adam is currently a member of the
Texas State University Symphony, the Kingsville Symphony,
and the Orinoco String Quartet. He has performed with the
Brazos Valley Symphony, the Corpus Christi Chamber
Orchestra, and the String Ensemble at Del Mar College. In
2012, Adam participated in the Interharmony International
Music Festival in Arcidosso, Italy, where he performed
chamber music and in the orchestra.
Adam has held
positions with the Northside Independent School District in
San Antonio, Texas, as a fifth grade strings instructor, As
well as the private violin instructor at Alamo Music Center.
While teaching in San Antonio many of his students
auditioned into the Youth Symphonies of San Antonio. He
currently is teaching with the Texas State String Project at
Texas State University, teaching class and private lessons.
Adam’s passion for music and teaching has drawn him to the
Suzuki Method and he plans to continue his education in the
Students attend half hour private
lessons once a week. Hour lessons are also available. Group
lessons and recitals are scheduled throughout the year. In
the case of necessity, lessons may be rescheduled with 24
hour notice. Cancellations within 24 hours of the lesson
will not be rescheduled or refunded.
There is a $15 registration fee to
cover insurance in the facility and administrative costs.
Tuition is $900 for Semester I & II (September-May). This
may be paid in full or in 9 equal Installments of $100.
Monthly tuition is due before the first of the month.
Tuition that is received after the first of the month will
be subject to a $15 LATE FEE.
Please make all payments in The DCU
Front Office. You may bring your payment to the DCU office.
Payments can be made every day with the exception of
Wednesday. You may also mail your payment to DCU/UPAP 119
North Main Street (First Floor) Lockhart, TX 78644. Note: If
sending by mail, we must receive it before the first of the
It is not necessary to secure an
instrument before the first lesson. Please let your
instructor help you chose the proper fit for your growing
child at the appropriate time. As the Suzuki method
encourages parent participation, parents often learn to play
the violin as their children do! Parents are welcome and
encouraged to secure an instrument for their own use and
practice. Should you decide to do so, please let your
instructor help you chose an instrument as well.
Preparation for weekly lessons
should include daily practice and listening to recordings.
Parents will facilitate and
encourage listening and practice time.
It is important to have a place and
time in your home free of distraction where your student can
focus while he/she practices.
Please keep fingernails short and
Making the Most of Your Lesson
We will focus on listening,
repetition, and correct technique as well as musicianship.
Lessons are centered on the idea of mutual respect and
enjoyment for student, parent, and instructor. Please come
to each lesson prepared and ready to learn.
You Will Need
Suzuki Book with CD
Instrument at the appropriate time
(instructor will guide you with this)
Please Bring With You to Lesson
Instrument (box and pencil)
Flashcards (as we make them)
Nurtured by Love, Shinichi Suzuki
Ability Development From Age Zero,