Suzuki Early Childhood Education

The Suzuki Early Childhood Education (SECE) curriculum offers a weekly, interactive experience designed to benefit the very youngest child (0-3 years) accompanied by a parent/caregiver. In a nurturing, positive environment, students gain behavioral, social, language, and math skills while participating in musical activities, songs and rhymes.

Class Offerings

SECE at Gifted Music School (SLC).  Tuesdays 9:10-10:10 am OR  10:30-11:30 am

15 weeks, $225

Ages 0-3 years

Team Teachers: Lisa Matsuda and Brecklyn Ferrin

Register for SECE Here (Select Suzuki Early Childhood Education in "classes you are interested in")

While the benefits of preschool are widely known and appreciated, recent scientific findings indicate that, even prior to typical preschool ages (2-5 years), infants are capable of acquiring skills that lay a solid foundation for future learning and development. Interactive activities are far superior in establishing important neural pathways compared to simply listening to music. While an infant’s lack of motor skills and physical strength might seem to limit their capabilities, early childhood educators have witnessed very young children readily and eagerly gaining a sense of empathy and community through musical play. In addition, increases in a child’s self-confidence and self-restraint occurred. 

In an environment optimized to allow a young mind to focus and absorb information, SECE classes foster much more than a child’s behavioral development and social awareness. Enhanced learning skills, that will prove beneficial throughout life, can be gained from early experiences involving math and language.

Due to the repetitive nature of SECE activities a child’s vocabulary grows at an accelerated rate, and mathematical and musical concepts are internalized. Great care has been taken to design a collection of listening activities paired with singing, dancing and/or hand-play that allow these important, early advances to occur. 

Paramount to SECE classes is the accompanying parent (or caregiver), who is the child’s most important role model and educator during this critical, early-learning period. Children, supported and encouraged by others, are best able to engage in SECE musical play, and reap the many benefits. While student ages will likely vary widely, this is an important aspect to every class.

Want to know more? Check out these videos about SECE.


Thank you to the Suzuki Talent Education Society for allowing us to share these videos. (Wan Tsai Chen)