the suzuki method
The Suzuki Method has revolutionized music education. Developed by violinist Shinichi Suzuki in Japan, Suzuki named his program "Talent Education" because he believed any child could be taught to be talented. It begins with these beliefs:
every child can learn
ability develops early
environment nurtures growth
children learn from one another
encouragement is essential
parental involvement is critical
success breeds success
mastery comes in small and continuous steps
All children can learn to play beautifully, given the proper environment.
Children learn to play music in the same way they learn a language: through listening, imitation, repetition, and mastery of their growing musical vocabulary.
The community that develops from shared experiences creates a current of inspiration that help propel students and families through the necessary lows and highs of mastering an art form.
Teacher, parent, and student each play a role in developing the child’s ability. Each lesson focuses on one main technical point, and uses review of already mastered pieces to develop new musical skills. Difficult passages are previewed in new pieces to help the student efficiently learn new music. Parents take notes and learn how to coach their child through practice at home.
Students (3+) have a weekly private lesson and 2 group lessons or events every month. There are numerous recitals, play-ins, and group events scheduled throughout the year.
Momentum Music School offers a movement and music class for 0-3 year olds, Suzuki method violin and cello lessons for 4-18 year olds, and a young artist program for advanced violinists. Learn more about these programs here: