The SUZUKI METHOD is based on the concept that the innate musical talent of every person exists and can be developed. Dr. Suzuki realized that a child can be taught music at a very early age in much the same way that he or she learns to speak. Children learn a language through encouragement, exposure and repetition. Together, the parent and teacher use these same principles to provide an ideal learning environment at the lessons and at home. The triangular involvement of the child, parent, and teacher is the key to success. The goal is to develop the innate musical ability of a person for his or her happiness, enjoyment and overall musical expression.
The SUZUKI METHOD deals with much more than teaching someone how to play an instrument. It seeks to develop the whole person, to help unfold his natural potential to learn and become fulfilled and expressive. The purpose of Suzuki training is not to produce great musical artists, but to help every person find the joy that comes through music-making. Through the Suzuki growing process, students thrive in a total environment of support. They develop confidence and self-esteem, determination to try difficult things; self-discipline, concentration, sensitivity and skill in making music, and a lasting enjoyment of music.
"The real essence of art turned out to be not something high up and far off. It was right inside my ordinary daily self. The very way one greets people and expresses one self is art. If a musician wants to become a fine artist, he must first become a finer person. If he does this, his worth will appear. It will appear in everything he does, even in what he writes. Art is not in some far-off place. A work of art is the expression of a man's whole personality, sensibility and ability." Nurtured by Love, S. Suzuki