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Cheryl Suwardi, Instrumental Music Teacher

Highland, IN ~ 219-690-8945

Private Lessons
What do I choose?
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Clarinet & Bass Clarinet
Alto & Tenor Saxophone
Native American Flute
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What Instrument Should I Choose?
Selecting the right instrument is one of the most important decisions a new music student can make.  I would be happy to help by:
  • Offer children instrument choices that fit their size and developmental readiness.  Typically these are:
    • Ages 0-7:  Parent and Me Music Classes that introduce younger students to singing, playing a variety of instruments, written notation, music history, and world music.  Students are able to play percussion (including drums), piano, flutes, violin, viola, cello, trumpet, and more.
    • Ages 4 and up:  Piano, violin, viola, cello (2-3 year-olds taking the parent and me music classes can be promoted when they are ready)
    • 2nd Grade and up:  Flute, trumpet, violin, viola, cello, piano (other instruments may be possible)
    • 3rd Grade and up:  Clarinet, flute, trumpet, violin, viola, cello, piano (other instruments may also be possible)
    • 4th Grade and up:  Double bass, clarinet, flute, trumpet, violin, viola, cello, piano
    • Middle school and up:  Violin, viola, cello, double bass, flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, piano, and guitar


    Give you plenty of information about instrument choices available to you.


  • Perform a live demonstration of instruments for you.


  • Give you time to try instruments of interest for yourself.  These instruments can include violin, viola, cello, flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, piano, guitar, and/or mandolin.


  • Offer an instrument rental or purchase plan in which the instrument will be rented or purchased through me from K&S Music.


  • Offer lessons and classes to teach you how to play your new instrument.

I am passionate about music education and want to help prospective new students choose the best instruments for them.
The only way to fully understand your instrument choices is through learning about them and most especially, trying the instruments for yourself.
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