The Suzuki Method is an approach to teaching music based on the belief that every child has the capability to learn to play an instrument beautifully and from this develop a life-long love of music. As well as developing the physical skills such as, memory, perception, concentration, logic, and sensitivity required to play the cello. The approach teaches the child how to work towards longer term goals, learn with others in a group class setting and enjoy being part of a music-loving community.
Shinichi Suzuki (violinist and educator) born in Nagoya - Japan, was the son of the founder of the largest violin factory in the world. After founding the Suzuki Quartet with three of his brothers, he discovered the great learning ability of young children and founded the famous Talent Education Research Institute, now known worldwide.
Today, the methodology is also widespread among students of all ages.
“Music exists for the purpose of growing an admirable heart.”— Shinichi Suzuki
Every Child Can!
Dr. Suzuki believed that, like children learn their mother tongue, any child can learn to play an instrument.
“Musical ability is not an inborn talent but an ability which can be developed. Any child who is properly trained can develop musical ability just as all children develop the ability to speak their mother tongue. The potential of every child is unlimited.”— Shinichi Suzuki