Suzuki Method

Mother Tongue Method

Suzuki realized that children always learned their mother tongue in a very similar way, and with great success. He tried to extrapolate all the common elements in this type of learning to music teaching: early beginning, listening, a lot of repetition, positive environment, respect for the learning rhythm, trust in their abilities, postponement of reading...

Talent Education

According Suzuki, talent is not innate, but it is educated if the necessary conditions are surrounding the child. All children can benefit from the activity of learning an instrument.

First playing, then reading

In the process of learning language, everyone firsts learns to speak and then to read and write. In the Suzuki method, students are first taught to sing and play and then musical notation is introduced. It is an experiential process: from the practice to the theory.

The rol of the parents

Parents have a fundamental role in the Suzuki Method, just as they do in learning the mother tongue. The "Suzuki triangle" is formed by the student, the parents and the teacher. At the beginning it is equilateral, with the collaboration of the parents inside and outside the classes; but step by step it will become an isosceles triangle, with more independence from the student. Parents do not have to have previous knowledge in music, although it is often recommended that they learn a few basic notions of the instrument at the beginning.

Common and international repertory

One of the most beautiful things about the method is that the repertoire of the students is common and international: this means that the student can make music with students of other teachers, even from other countries. It is an internationally extended method, with all the advantages that it brings.

Early beginning

It is an ideal time to start when kids are between 3 and 6, although it is true that it is never too late to enjoy music.

Learning through playing

Repetition is essential, as it is in the process of learning the mother tongue. But here games and creativity become really relevant for the process to remain stimulating and attractive.

The Suzuki teacher

Suzuki teachers are players with higher education who have studied the methodology in depth, with an educational vocation and in continuous training.

“Teaching music is not my main purpose. I want to make good citizens. If children hear fine music from the day of their birth and learn to play it, they develop sensitivity, discipline and endurance. They get a beautiful heart.”

Shinichi Suzuki