Violin & Viola Lessons in Hillsboro, OR 

Brookside Suzuki Strings


Suzuki Early Childhood Music Classes

Summer Term Runs July 20/21 - August  24/25

new students are welcome at any time during the term!

Summer Term is Flexible - sign up and pay for the weeks you can attend.   


Locations in Hillsboro & SW Portland

Classes are continuous enrollment: new families may visit & join at any time in the year.

Hillsboro:  Thursdays @ 10:30am 

​Location: New Life Baptist Church  ( 3440 E Main St. Hillsboro 97123)

SW Portland: Fridays at 10am

Location: First Church of the Nazarene (6100 SW Raab Rd. Portland) ​​

Infants 6 mo and under can join the class for no cost (just the materials fee). Contact us for availability!  


Cost:  One time materials fee of $25. Tuition is based on enrollment rather than attendance and is typically figured out by 10 or 12 week terms. at $15/class offered in the term.

Refer a friend (who registers for classes) & receive  10% off your next term 

Join us for a free trial class anytime during the term!

Please use  the contact form on this website to request more information & let us know you are coming to visit.  

What are Suzuki Early Childhood

            Education Classes? 

Suzuki ECE classes are mixed age classes from birth - Age 4. Based on 

the science about how young children learn best, this weekly class provides a

welcoming & structured environment in which children will develop:

  • Rhythm & Singing Skills
  • Listening & Concentration
  • Fine & Gross Motor Skills
  • Self Confidence & Self Expression
  • Language 
  • Melodic Awareness
  • Creativity & Sensitivity    . . . and much much more 

Each child will learn from one another and from the Teachers & Parents in the class as we model each activity including: singing, nursery rhymes, and rhythmic activities.

Join teachers Karen Huffman & Christine Goodner (two experienced & highly trained Suzuki Teachers) for this one of a kind class in the Portland Area!    

Classes are based on these main Suzuki ECE principles:

  • Every Child Can Learn
  • Ability Develops Early 
  • Environment Nurtures Growth
  • Children Learn from One Another 
  • Success Breeds Success
  • Parent Involvement is Critical 
  • Encouragement is Essential 

The Video below contains clips of an actual class and more information  - it gives a great glimpse into what a class is like.  Put together by a colleague of ours who has gone through the same training program, it is worth watching! 


To Read more about how the classes work and all the wonderful benefits for 

parents & children on the Suzuki Association's website click here :  Suzuki ECE