Children who can master the skill of listening, observation, focus, and concentration benefit in many ways.
Suzuki Instruction with Pauline Rowe Suzuki philosophy centers on the development of ability, character, an appreciation for beauty, and learned habits of excellence. In music, talent represents a combination of skills/abilities: aural (ear), psycho-motor (mind/body) coordination, and kinesthetic (rhythmic movement).
What will I teach your child?
Ability to focus, concentrate, and observe.
Active listening skills.
Proper posture and technique.
How to stand, hold the violin and bow, play in tune, and have beautiful tone.
Audiation (internal hearing & singing).
Essential fundamental performance skills.
I provide learning in a supportive environment utilizing a step by step approach to skill development.
What will my child learn?
They will discover their unique abilities and develop these into talent.
They will learn to maximize their learning potential, develop self esteem, and build confidence.
They will learn to be comfortable performing in front of an audience.
They will learn self-discipline and strengthen their cognitive and psycho-motor abilities.
They will learn to work independently.
They will learn to work cooperatively with others.
They will improve their auditory and memorization skills.
They will learn to deal with mistakes effectively.
They will discover the job of learning and their “natural potential to learn.”
They will cultivate a love and respect for music.
They will learn in a supportive environment.
They will learn proper positioning and alignment.
They will learn creative problem-solving.
They will learn teamwork skills and cooperation.
They will learn preparation for the Future – self esteem, teamwork, communication, creative thinking, imagination and invention.
They will learn a sense of accomplishment and mastery of a skill.
Students experience a sense of accomplishment and mastery of a skill.
Students attend a pre-enrollment meeting with their parents to discuss their personal goals and to receive orientation about the instruction.
Parent Training (optional)
Key Suzuki program components that differ from Traditional instruction:
Significant parental involvement
Daily listening (to recordings of pieces they’ll play on their instrument)
Regular group lessons in addition to weekly private lessons