Suzuki Piano Lessons
Philosophy and Curriculum
- Developing the full musical potential of each student is best accomplished by providing a comprehensive
program of music study.
- The Suzuki approach believes that the process for language learning can be applied to music like
learning one’s native tongue.
- Talent is learned and every child can be educated in the musical language through the
- The teacher, student, and parent(s) together and are equilateral components of the
success of this ability development.
- The student is taught to use an aural model (i.e. listening) as music is first and foremost about
- The quality of playing with a beautiful tone, and sensitive playing will be emphasized.
- All students must go through the Suzuki repertoire to gain the technical and musical knowledge to
- Skills such as music theory, ear training, sight reading, transposition, keyboard
harmony, improvisation, composition, and ensemble skills will also be incorporated during private or group lessons.
- This studio provides students with a dedicated environment that is well-equipped with acoustic
and digital instruments and the studio is constantly updated with new technological innovations that come along to
enhance the students learning experience.
- For a fuller understanding of the Suzuki philosophy, all parents are advised to read
Nurtured by Love by Shinichi Suzuki.
My daughter Anna studied piano with Jane for six years, and would have continued
longer if Jane had not moved out of state. Jane is a wonderful teacher - knowledgeable,
supportive, and professional. She managed to find that balance of being firm and nudging
a student to excel, while being warm, encouraging and honoring the child's pace. Her
love of music infused her teaching; she taught her students not just to play the notes, but
inspired them to express the beauty and musicality of the pieces they were learning. Jane
is dedicated to her teaching and works to continue her own learning and professional
development. She was a great person to work with, a very positive influence in my daughter's
life, and we were sad to see her go. We recommend her highly.
Susan Zinanti, Wheat Ridge, CO
Mrs. Asprelli has been an excellent teacher for my 4 and 5 year old beginner students. She was patient with them and worked well
to help them develop excellent habits on the front end. She is a gifted teacher who knew just how much to push the children without
frustrating them as they learned new skills and songs. The children enjoyed piano and learned to perform on stage with no fear.
She created a great community with group lessons where we were able to enjoy other students and watch them progress. She really knows
the Suzuki method and was constantly sharing new ideas to help us. I learned much about parenting and working with my kids from
watching Mrs. Asprelli work with children.
Stephanie Koehn, Broomfield,CO
My daughter started taking piano lessons with Jane when she was 5.
Jane was able to share her wealth of music knowledge and more importantly her love of music in a
way that my 5-year-old could understand and appreciate. As a teacher, she focused on igniting the love
of music within my daughter not only through the piano, but with singing as well.
Jane brings many years of expertise, not only as a Suzuki teacher, but as a musician herself. Within a year,
not only could I not believe how many songs my daughter could play, but with the enthusiasm she had during practice.
Fred Mahakian, Erie, CO
Jane has the skills and wears the lens that master teachers refine over the years. She does an excellent job at keeping the
balance between nourishing her students excitement and offering the necessary rigor involved in learning piano. Her practice
deeply reflects her understanding and belief to teach to multiple intelligence. Early on students develop a great sense of music.
Her constructivist approach gives room for students to monitor their own learning, listen and reflect on their own playing, while
developing metacognitive habits. Jane pays particular attention to the natural approach of playing piano, and often reminds her
students that this way will prevent injuries on the long term. She also provides multiple opportunities and avenues to perform
throughout the year. Our daughter Maya has a solid foundation in music and Jane fostered a long term passion for piano throughout
her first year of lessons. Having also taken piano lessons with Jane as an adult, I can definitely recommend Jane as a teacher able
to adapt her teaching from the younger ages to adults.
Yves Beauvineau, Evergreen, Colorado
I took voice lessons from Jane for almost 3 years. She helped me expand my vocal range by teaching me about breath control
and the way sound can go up into the upper regions of the face. We always had an extensive exercise time during the voice lesson.
I sing in a chorale. She helped me with the music that I was working on with the chorale. We also had time for lyric singing in
the summer time. She is a very good teacher and highly recommended by me.
Patricia Wulf, Wheat Ridge, CO.