What is the Suzuki Method?
The Suzuki Method is a world-famous system for learning to play an instrument based on the philosophy that every child can learn music. The creator, Dr. Shinichi Suzuki of Japan, recognized a distinct connection between learning one's native language and learning music. We learn language from our surrounding environment. For instance, a child born in Japan and brought to the United states will learn to speak American English through imitation and repetition. We all learn to speak through encouragement, correction, persistence, and praise from our parents and teachers. Suzuki Method creates a solid foundation for learning to play an instrument where music is introduced in the same environment as language.
I am a registered Suzuki Violin teacher with the Suzuki Association of the Americas. I have completed long-term Suzuki training under the tutorage of Teri Einfeldt, Michele George, and Ed Kreitman. I am certified to teach Books 1 through 4.
Dr. Suzuki created his method to be accompanied a series of ten books which build the student's technique and repertoire. Each piece builds upon information learned from that of the previous. Suzuki teachers encourage mastery by constantly reviewing old pieces and simultaneously introducing the steps for playing new pieces. Suzuki teachers have been meticulously trained to introduce new techniques step-by-step, so carefully and discretely integrated within pieces and exercises that the child does not realize they are actually learning a complicated skill.
For more information about The Suzuki Method, go to http://suzukiassociation.org/.