Violin & Viola Lessons in Hillsboro, OR 

Brookside Suzuki Strings


Suzuki Early Childhood Music Classes

 2018-19 Class Details 

Hillsboro: Thursdays @10:30am

Our Fall Term will start up on Thursday September 20th 

Our classes are open enrollment, which means anyone can join at any time during the term.

It's always free to visit for your first class & to bring a friend!

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

REGISTER HERE for Hillsboro classes or email Christine at for more details. 

  • Classes are continuous enrollment: new families may visit & join at any time in the year.
  • ​It is always FREE to come visit for your first class.
  • Infants 6 mo and under can join the class for no cost (just the materials fee). 


Cost: Tuition is based on enrollment rather than attendance and is typically figured out by 10 or 12 week terms. at $16/class offered in the term. Contact us for specific details about your class. 

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