Tomas Rodriguez offers a comprehensive, honors-level guitar program for young people that is rooted in the Suzuki Method. The curriculum consists of private lessons, an ear training component and group classes. Parents learn and practice alongside the child, functioning as home teachers and custodians of an optimal home environment that encourages the young student. The program consists of 32 private lessons and 16 group lessons occurring between September and June. In addition, there are two formal recitals, in the winter and the spring. Participation in the program requires a full year commitment. The features of the program include:
There are two class times available: 50 minutes and 80 minutes. There are two formats: all remote instruction and hybrid remote/in-person instruction. Remote only instruction is only available to students 8 years and up and does not include group classes. All students enrolled in hybrid instruction participate in a bi-weekly group class and in at least two community-based public performances each semester. All students participate in the winter and spring in-person recitals.