What is Suzuki?
In short, Suzuki was a man that lived and taught in Japan shortly after WWII. He went on to dedicate his life to teaching music to very young children. His method follows the most natural form of learning, the â€œMother Tongue Approachâ€. This approach teaches children music that same what they learn their native language. First students learn by listening and imitating. Repetition is added to convert new skills into habit. Once a solid foundation is in place, note reading is introduced and eventually writing. Most importantly, Dr. Suzuki believed in creating better human beings. He taught teachers to see the violin as a tool to teach valuable life skills and enrich lives. Children are not just taught to be amazing violinist. That is just the one of many magnificent results. And all of this isnâ€™t possible without a strong â€œSuzuki Triangleâ€. With the child at the top of the triangle, both the parent and the teacher are at the bottom supporting the growth of the student. The Suzuki Method provides children with a loving and nuturing enviornment that enables them to succeed.
For more information about Dr. Suzuki and his method, please take the time to visit the Suzuki Associations of the Americas website at:
Talent is no accident of birth and the
potential of every child is unlimited."
"If a child hears fine music from the day
of his birth, and learns to play it himself,
he develops sensitivity, discipline and
endurance. He gets a beautiful heart."
"Teaching music is not my main purpose.
I want to make good citizens, noble human beings."
"Knowledge is not skill.
Knowledge plus ten thousand times is skill."
"Music exists for the purpose of growing
an admirable heart."