"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
Suzuki Method Specifics
Welcome to a very unique way of learning an instrument!
I will help educate & guide you as we go along but here are a few
readings and videos to get us started. Please read through/watch the videos before your first private lesson (which will be a parent/teacher only session) at which point we will talk through the material, go over any questions and get you started on the instrument:
Please click on the links below:
What is the Suzuki Method?
About Group Classes
(please note: all Suzuki Method students are expected to sign up for group classes as soon as possible - details TBD)
Using the Foamalin/Foamala, Instrument Selection & Instrument Care
Other information for new families:
In order to prepare you for working with your child (and your child to work with you!), please plan to observe 2 private lessons. Observing with your child allows you understand how Suzuki Method lessons work and what is expected from the parent, the student and the teacher. Live lessons/observations also allow me to observe your child and determine their readiness. You may also observe students over Zoom if they are available. Until more live lessons become available, here are a few video links. Here is an observation form to help guide your observations.
the following videos are NOT to be shared & are for your viewing only
./ Please purchase Nurtured by Love and read it by your first private lesson
./ Please purchase the Suzuki Method Repertoire Book w/CD for VIOLIN or VIOLA and listen to the CD immediately (listening tracks are also available for downland using itunes)
./ All parents will learn the Twinkle Variations on the child's chosen instrument.
Don't worry! This will be fun! And you'll gain so much!
./ More information about the Suzuki Method can be found on the SAA webpage
Please print/save the below documents and bring to your first lesson:
././ Pre Twinkle Activities for VIOLIN for VIOLA
././ Pre Twinkler Songs & Verses for Book 1 for VIOLIN and VIOLA