The Suzuki Talent Education Method was conceived by Japanese violinist Shin’ichi Suzuki, who believed that all children (not just those with natural talent) are capable of learning to play a musical instrument. Similar to the way children learn to speak their native language, listening, imitation, repetition, and a nurturing environment are central to the Suzuki method. Children acquire confidence as they develop self-discipline, concentration, and problem-solving skills. Students gain an appreciation for beauty and discover the joy of making music. In this positive environment, all children can benefit from a high level of musical training.
A parent is required to accompany the child to every lesson and group class. At home, that parent becomes the “home-teacher,” reinforcing lesson concepts, supervising practice, and offering encouragement.
For more information about the Suzuki method, visit the Suzuki Association of the Americas website.