Welcome to Spring Garden Suzuki Strings!

Teacher: Ms. Pugh


I grew up learning how to play the violin with the Suzuki Method. I switched over to the viola when I went in to highschool. I went to Baylor University for music education. I have had the chance to take Suzuki training with some really great teachers. Now, after a year working at Walt Disney World for an internship I am very excited to start the Suzuki Strings program at Spring Garden!


Suzuki Strings is offered in HEBISD as part of the Schools of Choice program. Spring Garden is one of ten elementary schools in HEB to offer a Suzuki Strings program. Students learn to play the violin, viola, cello, or bass by attending private lessons, weekly group classes, daily listening, and home practice. Studies have shown that learning a musical instrument increases a student’s achievement in school. In addition, it provides a fun way for you to take an important role in your child’s education, while providing them with a skill to treasure for a lifetime.


  • Attend weekly lessons with the home teacher present
  • Take notes of important lesson points to help with home practice
  • Student and home teacher will practice consistently at home together to meet goals
  • Daily time listening to the Suzuki recordings
  • Attend weekly group classes
  • Provide instrument and materials
  • Meet yearly goals to show progress on the instrument
  • Participate in performances
  • Follow the HEB behavior expectations

Coming Events

I hope everyone has a wonderful summer! Make sure you keep practicing and listening to your CD!