Why CSP?

Dr. Vincent Phelan

Dr. Vincent Phelan

Mrs. Elizabeth Council-Phelan

Mrs. Elizabeth Council-Phelan







While CSP embodies the core philosophy of the Suzuki philosophy, it is a unique program. CSP offers:

Highly Qualified Faculty & Staff

  • Over 50 years of combined teaching experience of the Artistic Directors
  • Dr. Vincent Phelan and Mrs. Elizabeth Council-Phelan have both received the “Studio Teacher of the Year” award from the Ohio String Teachers Association in 2015 and 2020 respectively.
  • Artistic Directors have taught at numerous Suzuki Institutes and workshops, and guest lecture for other Suzuki programs in Greater Cincinnati
  • All faculty are graduates of the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music with masters or doctorate degrees

Specialized Programs for All Ages

  • Early Childhood Education class for newborns to 4 year-olds. CSP is the first to offer this program in the Cincinnati area!
  • TEEN STRINGS  – a program specifically for teenage students, including a winter tour, fall retreat, teen socials, and leadership experience

Saturday Ensemble and Music Theory Program

  • Multilevel Music Theory Program for all ages
  • Multi-Part Ensembles that teach students collaborative and advanced reading skills
  • Suzuki Technique Classes to enforce concepts learned in private lessons

A Music Community of Learning

  • A high level of individual attention as part of a small program with high performance standards
  • CSP students and families create a support network together in a nurturing environment, fostering a lifetime of love and enjoyment of music

Extensive Performance Opportunities and Community Service

  • 3-6 Community Outreach Performances a year at area community arts events, nursing homes,  schools, charity galas, and more
  • 3 Solo Recitals each year – developing a high level of performance skill in students with professional accompanists
  • Book Recitals – held each summer by individual students graduating in book levels, performed in retirement centers, churches and libraries


  • Partial scholarships available for students with financial need