Suzuki Violin Method
More than 50 years ago, Dr. Shinichi Suzuki, musician and educator, realized the implications of the fact that people learn their mother tongue language with EASE. Though at different paces, one’s ability to speak language is not in-born, but is something everyone is able to do given the proper ENVIRONMENT. EVERY CHILD CAN LEARN. Encouraging an inspiring and nurturing environment, this approach is both positive and productive in learning stringed instruments. Some of its significant factors include the following:
Similarly to language, we learn words by hearing them constantly and frequently. This is one of the most integral parts to the learning process.
As Dr. Suzuki puts it, “Ability equals knowledge plus 10,000 times.”
Parents play a crucial role in creating the learning environment. They are the home coaches and they work closely together with the teacher for the best interest of the student.
Playing ability level is honed through the review of pieces already learned. This also allows a student to have a set of repertoire.
Developing listening and critical ears, reinforcing techniques, reviewing pieces, ensemble playing, providing motivation and inspiration are some of the many other things that group lessons offer. Add to that, games and performance opportunities always bring students and parents the joy of music!
At the Lindeblad School of Music, students must be enrolled in weekly private lesson to participate in our Suzuki Group Class. It allows each student the one-on-one attention needed to progress on one's own pace, as well as benefit of peer learning experience from the group class.
Tuesdays at 5:30pm (45min) or Thursdays at 6:15pm (45min) | $55/month
Students must have passed “Allegro” in Suzuki Book 1 to participate.
Saturdays at 12:30pm (45min) for students book 3+ | $80/month
Classes run September through June. To join our Suzuki Violin Group Class, talk to your teacher and contact our front desk. For any change in schedule or to discontinue group class, we require 4 weeks written notice.
Taught by Ms. Ruth.
Suggested Reading: "Nurtured by Love" by Shinichi Suzuki & "Helping Parents Practice" by Edmund Sprunger