At cSSm, we believe Every Child Can develop their ability and character through the study of a musical instrument.
WHAT IS SUZUKI?
Dr. Suzuki created a method to teach music as a language.
Children naturally learn their mother-tongue easily with a few ingredients:
Begin Early - when a child’s brain is scientifically proven to be most open to acquiring new languages. This is the same area of the brain that processes music.
Parental Involvement - praise and encouragement inspire children to continue.
Repetition - repeating new skills while reviewing old ones builds confidence.
Group of friends - Students all learn the same songs, so that in Group Class, they enjoy playing their common repertoire with their friends. Children learn leadership and ensemble skills in a playful environment.
Step by Step - learn songs that are singable and gradually get more difficult; build upon acquired skills, adding vocabulary.
Weekly Private Lessons - Regularly see a master teacher to fine-tune and personalize the learning process.
Listening - Surround the child with beautiful representations of music (daily listening); listen as often as you hear people speak.
Delay Reading - we learn to read after we learn to speak. Once the child’s foundation of beautiful posture and tone are strong, we'll start learning to read music. Depending on the student's age, that's 1-2 years after lessons begin.
You do not have to be a musician to be a successful Suzuki Parent. The “Suzuki Triangle” of Parent, Child and Teacher is integral to the process. We will regularly check-in to make sure you are confident in your home practice.
Suzuki offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to strengthen the parent-child relationship. Your child will gain many skills as they strive for excellence in music and life.
The Suzuki Method is more than music. It’s a holistic philosophy: an approach to music that enriches students’ self-esteem, self-awareness, and parent-child relationships.
“Where love is deep, much can be accomplished.” - Dr. Suzuki