What is the Suzuki Method?
Dr. Shinichi Suzuki was a master violin teacher and founder of Talent Education, which revolutionized violin teaching using children's inherent curiosity and ability to learn naturally. He created a method of teaching violin to young children that parallels the steps of language learning. The parent is taught the initial steps so as to be able to guide the child's practice at home. With encouragement and repetition, the child can learn to play the violin as naturally as s/he learns to speak. The method is so successful that it has become used worldwide, and has been adapted to many other instruments as well.
The First Note
Children of all nationalities can perfectly imitate and create the sounds of the language they hear every day. If they hear music and violin playing that is rhythmic, in tune, and beautiful, they will expect that sound when they start playing, and can play with a beautiful sound from the first note.
The Future Sounds Good
Our intention is not to raise a generation of solo violinists, but rather to nurture creativity and noble spirit in children; to encourage children's potential so they can express all that is harmonious and best in human beings.