|The Suzuki approach to music education is based on the belief that musical ability can be developed in every child. Parent participation and responsibility, loving encouragement and constant repetition are the cornerstones of the Suzuki method. Lessons may start as early as 4 or 5 years old, but it is never too late to begin!
Young beginners in the Suzuki flute school start on a special flute with a curved head, which brings the flute mechanism closer to the body, making it more accessible to the smaller arms of a young child. The finger buttons are also adapted to smaller hands, and the instrument is lighter than a full-sized flute.
Shanna’s studio uses a comprehesive approach beginning with strong foundations of good posture, beautiful tone, sound musicianship and proper technique. These qualities are refined as additional skills are introduced which include listening skills, music theory, music history and the ability to read music.
Suzuki Music Education is about you and I working together to develop your child’s natural ability. The Suzuki method was founded by Dr. Shinichi Suzuki. He believed that every child has great ability. If every child learns to fluently speak their native language, then every child has the ability to learn music. He developed the “mother tongue” method to teach music using the same methods we use to teach our children to speak. In a positive and loving environment we use repetition and accumulation, listening every day and small steps to teach children music. I believe that the most successful way to teach children is through a working partnership etween parents and teachers. I look forward to working with you and your child.
|Every Child Can!|
|Dr. Suzuki’s Observations
“Without Hurry Without Rest” – Shinichi Suzuki
Age 3-5 is ideal because children:
“Ability equals knowledge plus 10,000 times.” – Shinichi Suzuki
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