Our School

  addtext_com_MTQ0OTE3MTY1NzASuzuki on the Island, located in Manhasset, Long Island, is one of the most reputable Suzuki music programs in the tri-state area.  The program was founded in 2000 by director Ani Gregorian Resnick, an experienced Suzuki teacher and accomplished violinist who has performed throughout the United States and in Europe. Mrs. Resnick, a graduate of The Juilliard School, is the former director of the North Shore Performing Arts Academy Suzuki Program.  In addition to teaching and running Suzuki on the Island (where her own three children are enrolled!), she regularly performs with various orchestras and chamber music groups, as well as in the orchestra pit at the Lion King on Broadway.

Suzuki on the Island currently offers violin, viola, cello and piano lessons and accepts students as young as three to four years old.  Following the tradition of the Suzuki method, Suzuki on the Island provides students with weekly private and group lessons taught by members of our outstanding faculty, all of whom hold degrees from leading music schools and conservatories such as The Juilliard School.  The children participate in a variety of performances throughout the year including solo recitals, group concerts, master classes and several outreach performances at Old Westbury Gardens.  Suzuki on the Island is made up of very talented and dedicated young musicians who regularly receive recognition for their high performance achievements. Each year we prepare students to compete in area wide competitions including NYSSMA where they receive the highest ratings allowing them to participate in All-County and All-State orchestras in New York.

Testimonials

I appreciate the high level of instruction

My son has been a student of Ani’s for several years. He really enjoys his lessons and as a parent, I appreciate the high level of instruction.  Ani is warm and loving with her students. She respects each and every student’s learning style while helping them strive to learn and love the music they are playing. The atmosphere at SOTI is supportive and encouraging for the students. All the teachers are sincere and creative and they make learning exciting for the kids. Both of my sons have participated in The Artist Program Summer Chamber Music Festival and have sincerely enjoyed this amazing week full of chamber music and fun. Being a music educator myself, I truly appreciate having my kids be a part of such a wonderful music program!

Andrea Somma
Teacher and Director of Searingtown Orchestra

2018-06-15T14:54:19+00:00

Andrea Somma
Teacher and Director of Searingtown Orchestra

My son has been a student of Ani’s for several years. He really enjoys his lessons and as a parent, I appreciate the high level of instruction.  Ani is warm and loving with her students. She respects each and every student’s learning style while helping them strive to learn and love the music they are playing. The atmosphere at SOTI is supportive and encouraging for the students. All the teachers are sincere and creative and they make learning exciting for the kids. Both of my sons have participated in The Artist Program Summer Chamber Music Festival and have sincerely enjoyed this amazing week full of chamber music and fun. Being a music educator myself, I truly appreciate having my kids be a part of such a wonderful music program!

Teachers are all incredibly motivating, patient, and nurturing




Suzuki on the Island has been a wonderful place for all three of my children to grow, learn, and develop a love for their instruments, and all-things musical. We have several different teachers and they are all incredibly motivating, patient, and nurturing. My children truly enjoy coming to their lessons each week. We are honored to be a part of the Suzuki on the Island family and look forward to many more musical years



Christine Schwartz
2018-06-18T09:27:42+00:00
Christine Schwartz
Suzuki on the Island has been a wonderful place for all three of my children to grow, learn, and develop a love for their instruments, and all-things musical. We have several different teachers and they are all incredibly motivating, patient, and nurturing. My children truly enjoy coming to their lessons each week. We are honored to be a part of the Suzuki on the Island family and look forward to many more musical years

fantastic place for children to learn about music

As a music professional  and educator, I am careful to find a high quality yet, nurturing music teacher for my own children. I have have found a lovely combination of both at Suzuki on the Island in Manhasset, NY. The school is run in an efficient, intelligent and caring manner. My kids went from having to attend piano lessons to wanting to study piano. They play more frequently on their own at home and I have seen significant improvement in their abilities. Suzuki on the Island is a fantastic place for children to learn about music. 

Pablo Rieppi
New York City Ballet Orchestra
NYCBO.org
Purchase College Conservatory of Music
The Juilliard School

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2014-06-01T12:15:10+00:00

Pablo Rieppi
New York City Ballet Orchestra
NYCBO.org
Purchase College Conservatory of Music
The Juilliard School

As a music professional  and educator, I am careful to find a high quality yet, nurturing music teacher for my own children. I have have found a lovely combination of both at Suzuki on the Island in Manhasset, NY. The school is run in an efficient, intelligent and caring manner. My kids went from having to attend piano lessons to wanting to study piano. They play more frequently on their own at home and I have seen significant improvement in their abilities. Suzuki on the Island is a fantastic place for children to learn about music. 

nurturing for the young ones

Ani's program is warm and nurturing for the young ones and she inspires older kids to love the music and push themselves as far as they want to go. My three kids started as preschoolers and they are learning how to tackle musical challenges and apply the same perseverance to other challenges in life. She takes time to learn the strengths and weaknesses of each student and guides them to be the best musician they can be.

B. Chiu

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2016-11-05T13:11:15+00:00

B. Chiu

Ani's program is warm and nurturing for the young ones and she inspires older kids to love the music and push themselves as far as they want to go. My three kids started as preschoolers and they are learning how to tackle musical challenges and apply the same perseverance to other challenges in life. She takes time to learn the strengths and weaknesses of each student and guides them to be the best musician they can be.

privilege to work with someone so accomplished

"I really enjoyed having the opportunity to work with Maestro Gregorian last summer. It was such an honor and privilege to work with someone so accomplished, but also so talented of a teacher. As he taught us the musicality in our piece, he not only emphasized the importance of diligent rehearsals and guided us through musical decisions, but he was also careful to instruct us on how to make future artistic choices on pieces we have yet to play."

S. White, violinist age 16

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2016-07-04T11:49:15+00:00

S. White, violinist age 16

"I really enjoyed having the opportunity to work with Maestro Gregorian last summer. It was such an honor and privilege to work with someone so accomplished, but also so talented of a teacher. As he taught us the musicality in our piece, he not only emphasized the importance of diligent rehearsals and guided us through musical decisions, but he was also careful to instruct us on how to make future artistic choices on pieces we have yet to play."