Suzuki Talent Education was first introduced in Modesto in 1975 at Modesto Junior College. The program was founded by violinist Leo Reynolds, former MJC music instructor and concertmaster of the Modesto Symphony. Twelve children and their parents comprised that first class. Forty years later, there are over 200 enrolled students who play cello, flute, piano, and violin.


Music lessons with the Modesto Suzuki Association include private and group classes. Group classes for the cello and violin are held Thursday afternoons at Modesto Covenant Church (September-May). Group classes for piano are arranged through the Community Education Office at Modesto Junior College. Private lessons are a year-long commitment and scheduling is arranged with your teacher.


Teachers for the Modesto Suzuki Association currently charge $100 per month (four half-hour sessions), payable at the first lesson of the month. View our tuition fees and policies here.


Group class fees and association dues also apply. Fees are subject to change.