What is Suzuki?

Dr. Shinichi Suzuki playing violin with children

Dr. Shinichi Suzuki

The Suzuki violin method was developed by in the 1940s by the Japanese violinist, Dr. Sinichi Suzuki. Dr Suzuki observed how easily children learn to speak their native language, first by observing and listening, and then by repetition and memory. He turned this into an approach for teaching music, called Talent Education.

Because he was a violinist, Dr Suzuki first applied the principles to teaching the violin, though today the Suzuki method is used for many other instruments as well.

Dr Suzuki believed that given the right loving and nurturing environment, all children could reach their highest potential. This forms the basis of our teaching today, with parents closely involved in the learning process both in lessons and at home.