Michael Rudiakov Music Academy
The Michael Rudiakov Music Academy (MRMA) is a program of the Manchester Music festival (MMF) offering instruction in violin, viola and cello, to beginning or advanced students age 6-15, or advanced students age 16-18. For children age 4-6 MRMA offers Suzuki method violin instruction. Lessons are taught by professional, classically trained instrumentalists, each with many years of orchestral, small ensemble, and teaching experience.
The Academy is dedicated to the memory of internationally renowned cellist, Michael M. Rudiakov (1934-2000). For seventeen years, as Artistic Director of the Manchester Music Festival, Michael helped to bring classical music to Manchester area children through youth concerts, school demonstrations and Music Discovery Week. “The arts” said Michael, “are good for the development of the mind and spirit, and for the life of the community in every possible way.” Michael's devotion to his craft as both a performer and a music educator provided the ongoing motivation behind this important enterprise.
(violin & viola)
Joana Genova Rudiakov
(violin & viola)
(violin, Suzuki program)
Students receive eleven 45-minute private lessons per semester.
Fall Semester: Week of September 17-December 3, 2012
Lessons take place at Festival House, 42 Dillingham Avenue, Manchester Village.
Tuition payments are made payable to MRMA and mailed to PO Box 33, Manchester VT 05254
or dropped in the "“Tuition"” envelope at Festival House.
Scholarship aid is available for families meeting Academy criteria. The deadline for financial aid applications is one week prior to the beginning of each semester. Please contact MMF for more information.
An enrollment fee of $25 is assessed once a year to offset administrative costs. This fee is due when the application is submitted.
Each semester there is a recital at the Israel Congregation in Manchester.
SUZUKI METHOD VIOLIN LESSONS FOR YOUNG CHILDREN
For children four to six years of age MRMA is offering violin lessons with registered Suzuki teacher Elizabeth Kilpatrick (right).
The Suzuki approach is a concept of instruction that teaches youngsters how to play the instrument before introducing note-reading. It follows the way children learn to speak their native language - exposure, encouragement, repetition, addition and refinement.
An important part of the Suzuki method is a partnership between the teacher and the parent; the child's parent attends all private and group lessons, taking careful notes and working with the child daily.
Admission into the program may require a short meeting of the parent, child, and teacher to determine whether the program is right for the child.
Suzuki lessons tuition:
For detailed information about the Suzuki method visit Suzuki Association of the Americas.
Instrument rental or purchase:
Manchester Music Store
Ellis Music Company
John Keal Music Company