Welcome to the Winston Salem Suzuki School

Guitar & Violin for Children

The Winston-Salem Suzuki School seeks to foster both the musical and character development of children through Dr. Shinichi Suzuki's "Saino Kyoiku" ("Talent Education") pedagogy.  This is a method conducted in alliance with parents and based on mother tongue language development, resulting in the creation of a positive environment of musical immersion and parental support.  The main focus at the WSSS is the building of character and the strengthening of families through a shared pursuit of academic and musical excellence.  The WSSS holds the Suzuki philosophy of educating the “whole child” along with the parent-teacher-child partnership utilized in Suzuki methodology as a valuable guide for the raising of children.  At the WSSS the study of music is an activity around which relationships are built, self-esteem is fostered, and excellence is the norm.


The 2022 Boone Suzuki Workshop

This year's 2022 Boone Suzuki Workshop was a great success! Take a look at what took place.


How to Get Started

After looking over our website, if you have any questions feel free to contact us at

The best thing to do to get more information about our Suzuki program is to come by with your child and observe one of our group classes held on Thursdays from 3:30 to 6:30 pm.  There is no charge for that, and you can visit as often as you’d like.  That will give you a chance to see if our program is a good fit for you, and it will give us a chance to determine if your child is ready to take instruction on the instrument.  If you are not sure which group lesson to visit, feel free to contact us with information about your child.


Thursday Group Lesson Times

  • 3:30 - 4:30 pm:  Pre-Twinkle/Book 1 Class (approx. grades pre-K through grade 3)

  • 4:30 - 5:30 pm: Book 1-3 Class (approx. grades 3-6)

  • 5:30 - 6:30 pm: Book 2-4 Class (approx. grades 7-High School)


When you visit you should just let your child be relaxed and tune in or out to what is going on according to their interest.  Even if they are not directly observing, you can be assured they are constantly taking in information about the class!  Your child will probably not be invited to participate unless they really express an interest.  Please leave a message via email to let us know you are coming, and also leave your contact information so that we can let you know of any cancellations.  Be sure to come up and introduce yourselves to one of us either before or after the class.

Our classes take place at Knollwood Baptist Church.

330 Knollwood Street

Room B219

Winston-Salem, NC 27104

There is plenty of parking at the church.  Enter Building B at the middle double door entrance under the causeway between the buildings.  The guitar instruction room B219 is up the stairs and about halfway down the hall.  If the door to the building has been accidentally locked, please call Mr. Kossler on his cellphone at 336-682-7293.

If your child expresses an interest and you would like to pursue lessons further, we will find a lesson time that fits our schedules.  There is no charge for our first lesson which is actually a parent education session - just the parent comes to this lesson, not the child.  If after that session you think that the Suzuki Method is the right approach for your child, we can begin lessons.

Please let us know when you plan to visit, as occasionally we have changes in our schedule.