Suzuki Education, also known as the “Mother Tongue Approach,” is a teaching philosophy based on Dr. Shin’ichi Suzuki’s observation that all children speak their own language with ease and proficiency at a very young age. Instructors utilizing the Suzuki method believe that “musical ability” is not an inborn talent, but an ability which can be developed. Any child who is properly trained can develop musical ability, just as all children develop the ability to speak their mother tongue.
- Lessons are scheduled with instructors through the Extension Division Office.
- Students may select lesson durations of 30–45 or 60 minutes
- Parents of young students should plan to attend private lessons. This is an important component of childhood music education