The Role of Parents in the Suzuki Method
The Suzuki method works through a three-way interaction between the PARENT, TEACHER and STUDENT. This is called Suzuki triangle.
Parents play an important role in their child’s learning experience. A vital part of the Suzuki approach is having the parent attend all weekly private lessons. The student is taught a logical progression of skills step by step, as well as beautiful songs. These lessons are like a training session for the parent who then takes on the role of the home teacher between lessons.
Only one parent takes on this role. This should not be shared between parents, as knowledge is accumulated and continuity is an important factor that ensures adequate and consistent progress.
The second parent plays an equally important role, ensuring that the home environment is conducive with the intended outcomes, as well as attending studio concerts and events.
Group lessons will be held twice a month. They develop the child’s social, cello playing and performance skills, as well as providing community connections for both students and parents.
“Children learn to smile from their parents.” – Shinichi Suzuki