The Philosophy is what makes the Suzuki Method different from other forms of education, specifically other methods of music instruction.  The most important message is simply this:

All Children Have Talent!​

All Children Have Talent!​

All Children Have Talent!​

All Children Have Talent!​

All Children Have Talent!​

We can support this statement with the following ideas:

1) The environment, rather than genetic background, determines the success of the student.


2) Dr. Suzuki observed that every child learns his or her native tongue in the first few years of life by listening to and imitating the mother's voice; Dr. Suzuki called this the "mother tongue" approach. We now know that the same process can be used to teach music.


3) We are most successful when we break each new skill into the smallest possible steps, affirming and supporting each attempt with positive reinforcement.


4) The purpose of music instruction is not to create professional musicians, but to develop the whole child through the study of music. Dr. Suzuki’s goal was not simply to develop professional musicians, but to nurture loving human beings and help develop each child’s character through the study of music.​


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Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy as to Students

West Suburban Suzuki Foundation, Inc. and WSSTE, Inc. admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and other school-administered programs. 


We strive to function as an anti-racist organization, both as a community of people and as an institution, through our practices inside and outside of the classroom.