The Suzuki Method (ス ズ キ ・ メ ソ ー ド) “the Mother Tongue Method” or education through music.
The Suzuki method was conceived and perfected by Shinichi Suzuki (1898-1998), a Japanese violinist who had the opportunity of deepening his knowledge through contact with the European musical culture of his time.
The method, addressed to children of preschool age, has the essential characteristic of not being aimed solely towards the study of a musical instrument, but as a more general educational path. Through music and instrumental practice, the child can develop his personality in a harmonious and complete manner.
recognizing the principle of the
human genetic heritage, Shiniki Suzuki affirmed that each person is the product
of his specific environment and considered talent as a skill that can be
developed in every human being.
The Suzuki method, called the “mother tongue method”, is based on listening, imitation and repetition. Skills are introduced gradually and the musical language is made to be understandable and accessible to the young child and to the parent.
The parent participates actively in music learning both in lessons and at home, where he or she will be responsible for the child’s daily instrumental practice. The parents’ considerable and constant commitment allows them to develop a special cognitive and educational relationship with their child.