What is Suzuki Talent Education?
Talent Education, often called the "mother tongue" method, parallels
the way children learn to speak their native language. Listening,
imitation, repetition, and a nurturing environment are used to teach
music to children, beginning at preschool age. Through the Suzuki
method, children acquire confidence through self-discipline,
concentration, and determination to try difficult things. Children also
develop an appreciation of beauty by discovering the joy that comes
through making music.
parent is required to accompany the child to every lesson and class. At
home, that parent becomes the home-teacher, reinforcing lesson
concepts, supervising practice and offering encouragement. In addition
to private lessons, students learn through music theory and group
performance classes. This instruction provides an opportunity for the
students to build community while studying note-reading and learning to
perform as an ensemble.