SUZUKI PIANO LESSONS (Ages Three to Seven) This approach is based on a "language acquisition" model, whereby a child may learn to "speak" the language of music around the age of 3, usually before the reading of piano books has begun. Provided that there is a willing parent to become the primary piano practice partner, children may begin without any audition. Each child will learn to put hands together on seven pieces in the Suzuki piano book, followed by 3-6 months of reading immersion. After this period of immersion in both the ears and the eyes, we will continue to practice both Suzuki ear training and reading skills on the piano until the completion of Suzuki Piano School Volume One.
SUZUKI PIANO LESSONS (Ages Eight and Up) Ear training is a great way to start for any student, whether transferring from another studio for any reason or experiencing a lack of desire to practice piano. Ear training creates ability and ability creates desire! To jumpstart the music-making of older children, we teach them the first seven pieces of Suzuki Piano School Volume One by memory before resuming reading piano music at their current level. The Suzuki Method is also appropriate for adults to return to a more joyful, confident level of playing piano or to learn for the first time about the world of music. The same detail and sensitivity applies to our "big kids" as to our little ones!
SUZUKI PIANO FOR SPECIAL CHALLENGES Many children who live with autism, dyslexia, blindness, ADD, MD and other physical, mental or emotional challenges find a great growth and identity in the nurturing style of the Suzuki piano method. Suzuki piano teachers are specially trained to understand that piano lessons are a teacher-driven/child-centered experience and sensitively work at the child's pace. Suzuki piano teachers are also responsible for proper training of parents to be comfortable with home practice. Dr. Suzuki believed in listening to the heart of the child and in fostering self-confidence through natural ability. Dr. Suzuki said, "Every child grows; everything depends on the teacher."