Suzuki Method

Shinichi Suzuki's ideas have been adapted to teach many instruments around the world

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 Suzuki Association of the Americas – About the Suzuki Method

Some principles:

  • every child can learn
  • early beginning encouraged
  • “mother tongue” – an aural approach to music learning
  • listening to recordings of the pieces the child is playing can enhance musicality, rate of progress, and motivation
  • parental participation is much appreciated
  • students learn to read music
  • the curriculum is carefully planned
  • students receive plenty of positive reinforcement