Teachers of the Modesto Suzuki Association follow the philosophies inspired by Dr. Shinichi Suzuki's revolutionary experiments in teaching young children to play musical instruments. Children learn music in a natural and direct way, very similar to the way they learn to speak. The enjoyment and confidence gained from success with music has the demonstrable side effect of fostering a strongly positive attitude toward other areas of learning.
The aim of the Suzuki program is not to produce professionals but to give children the experience of playing great music together and developing an appreciation and sensitivity for that which is beautiful and artistic in life. The Suzuki Method is a philosophy of teaching based upon these ideas:
To learn more about the Suzuki Method, read Nurtured by Love by Shinichi Suzuki and visit the Suzuki Association of the Americas at www.suzukiassociation.org