THE SUZUKI METHOD

The Curriculum of the Suzuki Method is slightly different for each of the instruments studied. Each instrument has a well-considered anthology of musical pieces that spans several volumes of music.

All instruments begin with Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star and end with a major concerto from the classical music period.  If it is true that "everything in music is preparation" (Gerhart Zimmermann), then the genius of Suzuki is truly expressed in the scope and sequencing of the music in his carefully planned method.

 

Suzuki gave much thought to the introduction and subsequent repetition of each technique to be studied.  The brilliance of the method is that all of this technique is disguised in musical selections that are charming, compelling, interesting, delightful, and attractive to children and their families.  Much of the motivation for learning comes from the desire to learn new pieces in the repertoire.