Music talent isn't inborn, it is nurtured: These words embody Dr. Suzuki's philosophy of "Every Child Can".
With the right support and opportunities, individuals can develop and excel in their talents, regardless of their natural abilities or background.

This page is an application form for those who would like to enroll in Stafford Music Studio's music lessons after-school at Cornerstone Campus Preschool. These lessons are taught with a focus on developing the skills on the specific instrument: Voice and/or Piano. Programs will begin March 14/15, 2023 (No invoice will be sent for the month of June.) Discount Code is on the handout/flyer.

All children have a tremendous capacity to learn. Where love is deep much can be accomplished.

Mini Musicians Pre-Piano
Tuesdays afterschool until 1:45pm/2pm
What will they learn?

𝄞 basic elements of music theory in relation to piano

𝄞 improved sense of rhythm though whole-body movement activities

𝄞 piano geography through fun, engaging games, both on-and-off the piano bench

𝄞 piano techniques that focuses on hand-shape and arm weight

𝄞 great preparation for private piano lessons, all done though games and activities

𝄞 improvisations, so they can create music on the piano right from the get-go

Tuition for Mini Musicians Pre-Piano: 
$130/month ($104 after Cornerstone Discount Code)

Suzuki Voice*
Wednesdays afterschool until 1:45pm/2pm
*All Suzuki Voice student families must have their own copy of Suzuki Voice 1 Book for Copyright reasons. Link to Amazon here

What is Suzuki Voice and what do they learn?

𝄞 uses "core repertoire" to teach fundamental technical aspects of the voice (Vol. 1 is through folk songs that children may be familiar with)

𝄞 healthy vocal techniques taught with an understanding of childhood development appropriate for their stage of development, all done through fun activities, props, and games 

𝄞 musicianship: creating a beautiful tone with accurate pitches and rhythm

𝄞 indirect learning of body-awareness and mindfulness since the body is the instrument in voice 

𝄞 posture and body alignment appropriate for most efficient use of the singing instrument (release of muscle tension, effective and efficient access of the source of energy for singing)

𝄞 muscular coordination and timing of the release of the sound in relation to the breath, and placement of the resonance

Tuition for Suzuki Voice:
$130/month ($104 after Cornerstone Discount Code)

BOTH Programs, Tuesdays and Wednesdays:
$230 a month ($184 after Cornerstone Discount Code)

Where will the programs be held?
The programs will be held within Cornerstone Campus Preschool.

Where is pickup?
It will be at the same place where you pick-up your children on regular school days.

Will these programs be only held for one month?
These programs will continue until the first week of June (12-13 weeks). Summer and Fall 2023 TBC.

How will I be charged?
You will receive an invoice to the email you have provided, and the monthly flat rate will be charged on the credit card you have provided on sign-up on auto-pay, every 6th day of the month.

Do I have to commit to all three months?
It will be beneficial for your child to continue with the program as long as it is offered, as it is a gentle and gradual introduction to the elements of music and skills that is appropriate for preschool age. It will be on a rolling enrollment, and new learners can enroll anytime. In circumstances that you cannot continue with the program, please inform me through writing (email: judy@staffordmusic.com) on or before the first of the month, so the auto-pay will not occur.

Can you tell me more how my children will get to your program?
After the children are dismissed by their classroom teachers, their teachers will walk them to our music room. I made sure that the children will already have had lunch, and planned the program schedule accordingly to make it convenient for parents, and a seamless transition for the children. I will receive them and take attendance. After you sign up, you will have access to my Student Portal, wherein you can see attendance, lesson notes, billing, studio calendar, and other information that may be helpful in regards to the program and your children.

*You will also receive email reminders to the next scheduled class 3 days before each class, and an SMS reminder an hour before (to save you the trip in case you forgot that there is Mini Musicians/Suzuki Voice that day).

If you have any more questions, please feel free to reach out to me. As a parent myself, I understand how we need to make sure our children are in good hands for any new programs they are taking on. It will be my pleasure to answer all your questions. Thank you for this opportunity to work with your children. I look forward to sharing my passion for music with them!