The Suzuki Method

The Suzuki method of music education is based on the philosophy and teaching methods developed by the Japanese violinist, pedagogue and humanitarian Dr. Shinichi Suzuki.

Suzuki’s belief in teaching peace and understanding through music has been adopted by many thousands of teachers in America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Tanzania, and South Africa. The International Suzuki Association was founded in 1980 and regional and national Suzuki Associations have been established worldwide to develop teacher training courses and further the work of this outstanding educator.

Principles of the Suzuki method include:

  • An early beginning
  • Parental involvement in lessons
  • Group classes as well as individual lessons
  • Development of the ear first
  • Introduction of reading when instrumental skills and age permit
  • Step-by-step learning
  • Regular concerts and workshops providing motivation and incentive to the young performers
  • Lessons are given by experienced musicians with training in Suzuki pedagogy solo and group performance opportunities
  • Ensemble and chamber music opportunities

At Canta Arya School for Strings, students receive:

  • Weekly private lessons
  • Weekly group classes

Children are taught individually and also attend regular group classes which reinforce violin skills, develop ensemble playing and, most importantly, provide motivation and performance opportunities. Children acquire confidence, self-esteem and the ability to work through challenges. Through the Suzuki group classes, concerts, and music camps, children develop musical friendships, which provide an ongoing source of motivation and inspiration.