Cello Class TBA

Violin Class TBA


Class description:
This is an introductory course, aligned with the principles and philosophy of the internationally acclaimed Suzuki Method, of which both our instructors are certified. Students are taught proper violin and cello holds in both rest and playing positioning as well as bow holds, left hand positioning, basic string crossing techniques, culminating in the mastery of playing  Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star using 5 rhythmic patterns.

Maximum of 8 students per group class


Cost: $120 per 8 classes

- students need to rent their instruments prior to starting lessons


Schedule Teen/Adult Group

Teen Home School & Adult Group Lesson meets from 12:00-1:00 ( ages 13 and up) 



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Demetria Koninis, cellist, educator, performer and entrepreneur, is one-half of Spa City Duo and cellist of the trio, Stringendi, which performs at weddings and restaurants throughout the Capital Region and beyond. She has performed in local community orchestras such as Sage City Symphony over the past 20 years.

Demetria has a dynamic Suzuki cello studio and traditional cello studio. She teaches students ranging in age from 5 through adults at her Saratoga County, New York, location. Demetria is a teaching member of The Suzuki Association of the Americas, The Suzuki Association of the Captial District and a member of ASTA American string teachers association. She is on faculty at the School of the Arts at The National Museum of Dance in Saratoga Springs, New York.

When Demetria isn’t playing her cello and sharing her joy of music, she can be found skiing down a black diamond at Gore Mountain or instructing others how to do so! Demetria holds a Level 3 certification through PSIA (Professional Ski Instuctors of America) and has trained aspiring skiers for nearly 30 years to learn how to ski and race.



Tania Halko Susi,a graduate of The Juilliard School, with a B.M. and M.M. She began her studies on the violin at the age of three and a half. Tania was fortunate to grow up in a musical family. Her early exposure to all facets of the arts fueled her passion for pursuing music. While at Juilliard, her instructors were some of the giants of the 20th and 21st century. Tania has performed in solo, chamber music  and orchestral concerts in Brazil, Venezuela, Germany, Denmark, Slovakia, Japan, and South Korea. While a student at Juilliard, Tania was awarded the Gluck fellowship, which enabled her to play concerts for underserved populations and hospitals. Since then, Tania has continued to find ways to provide music for underserved populations, whether reaching out to special needs homes and institutions or area nursing homes. It gives her great joy to bring music to the community.
Ms. Susi is devoted to teaching. She believes that learning to play a musical instrument should be challenging and fun. Tania is a certified Suzuki Violin teacher and the violinist of Spacityduo.com




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