Keys to the Suzuki Method

Parent Involvement

Parents attend lessons with the child and serve as “home teachers” during the week. The teacher and the parent work together to create an enjoyable learning environment.

Listening

Listening to music everyday is important, especially listening to pieces in the Suzuki repertoire so the child recognizes them immediately.

Repetition

Constant repetition is essential. Children do not learn a piece of music and discard it. They add it to their repertoire, gradually using it in new and more sophisticated ways.

Encouragement

Each child learns at his/her own rate. Children are also encouraged to support each other’s efforts, fostering an attitude of generosity and cooperation.

Learning with Other Children

In addition to private lessons, children participate in regular group lessons and performances at which they learn from and are motivated by each other.

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