Shinichi Suzuki of Japan founded an educational movement based on a philosophy of respect for the child and the belief that every child can be educated. Dr. Suzuki founded this approach of teaching during World War II when he saw children suffering from the ravages of war. His main goal was to enrich their lives through the study of music.
Dr. Suzuki discovered that children are capable of developing their musical abilities as well as they develop their linguistic abilities. Children learn music the way they learn to speak their native language – through listening, repetition, and a rich, nurturing environment. Through their study of music they develop many life skills, such as concentration, focus, fine motor control, self-confidence, and discipline. In addition, it is very exciting to see them develop as fine human beings. Parents support, nurture, and encourage their children to develop to their highest potential.
SAM (Suzuki Association of Minnesota)
SAA (Suzuki Association of the Americas)
ISA (International Suzuki Association)