Suzuki Method is built on the idea that "every child can". Just as every child can learn his or her native tongue, every child can learn music. We begin, as in language development, with extensive listening and "playing" at the piano. Parental involvement and support is paramount.
GROUP THEORY & PERFORMANCE
Group classes provide a supportive environment for students to have performance opportunities. In addition, music reading and theory are taught as a separate skills, just as we learn to read as a separate skill after we know how to speak. Group classes are a foundational and required element of Suzuki piano lessons.
Suzuki Talent Education or Suzuki Method combines a music teaching method with a philosophy, which embraces the total development of the child. Dr Suzuki's guiding principle was "Character first, ability second". The essence of his philosophy may be found in the following quotes from his many writings:
"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."
"Teaching music is not my main purpose. I want to make good citizens, noble human beings. If a child hears fine music from the day of his birth, and learns to play it himself, he develops sensitivity, discipline and endurance. He gets beautiful heart.”
“Where love is deep, much will be accomplished."