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Shinichi Suzuki, the man who developed the Suzuki Method, died on January 26, 1998, at his home in Matsumoto, Japan.
Shinichi Suzuki was born on October 17, 1898, in Nagoya, Japan.
Shinichi and his brothers and sisters played near the factory and saw instruments being made, but the children never realized what beautiful sounds could come from a violin.
www.suzukischoolofhouston.com /suzuki_bio.html   (547 words)

  Shinichi Suzuki - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Shin'ichi Suzuki (鈴木 鎮一 Suzuki Shin'ichi October 17, 1898 - January 26, 1998) was the creator of the Suzuki method of teaching music.
The life lessons of Shinichi Suzuki and the philosophies which surrounded him throughout his life were recapitulated in the lessons he developed to teach his students.
Suzuki developed his ideas through a strong belief in the ideas of "Talent Education", a way of instruction that was being developed during the time he was beginning to build his ideas.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Shin'ichi_Suzuki   (985 words)

 Suzuki method   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Suzuki method is a teaching system developed by the Japanese violinist and educator Shinichi Suzuki (1898-1998) and disseminated after World War II under the name Talent Education (Sai-no-Kyoiku).
Parental participation is inversely proportional to the age of the child - the younger the child, the greater the parental involvement.
Suzuki first applied the method to the violin, but subsequently it was adapted to other instruments, as well as to pre-school and elementary education.
www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com /index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=U1ARTU0003348   (255 words)

 Dr. Suzuki & Method
Shinichi Suzuki (1898 - 1998) developed a method for teaching very young children to play the violin (he felt beginning at age 4 was perfect, but every age can learn).
Shinichi Suzuki was born in 1898, and grew up in Japan in the early 1900's.
Suzuki's legacy lives on, as parents and teachers join together, in respect of one another, inspired to train children by the Suzuki philosophy and methodology.
members.aol.com /suzukipianobasic/DrSuzukiPhilosophy.htm   (1371 words)

 Suzuki Music School
Suzuki was born in Nagoya, Japan, as the son of a violin maker.
Suzuki’s aim was never to produce professional musicians but to expand children’s sensitivities, self-esteem, discipline, determination, and cooperation – thereby making “noble human beings” of all children.
Suzuki’s death in January 1998 was mourned by an extraordinary number of people in more than forty countries who had been profoundly influenced by his educational methods and humanitarian aims.
www.nd.edu /~mschroed/Suz_good/ashinichi.shtml   (447 words)

 Suzuki method Virginia Teacher   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Shinichi Suzuki was born on October 17, 1898, in Nagoya, Japan.
Shinichi and his 11 brothers and sisters played near the violin factory his father owned and saw instruments being made, but the children never realized what beautiful sounds could come from a violin.
Shinichi also met his wife Waltraud in Germany, and eventually the couple moved back to Japan, where he began to teach and play string quartet concerts with his brothers.
mysite.verizon.net /vzes3xbp/id4.html   (838 words)

 About Suzuki Piano by The Piano Lab
Shinichi Suzuki was a violinist, educator, philosopher, and humanitarian.
Suzuki did not develop his method in order to produce professional musicians but to help children fulfill their capabilities as human beings.
More than fifty years ago, Suzuki realized the implications of the fact that children the world over learn to speak their native language with ease and began to apply the basic principles of language acquisition to the learning of music.
www.jspianolab.com /suzuki.php   (888 words)

 Welcome to The Suzuki School of Houston
The Suzuki School of Houston was founded in 1973 by Judy Offman to provide musical training for children according to the Talent Education Philosophy.
Shinichi Suzuki's Talent Education Philosophy is also known as The Mother Tongue Method.
In the Suzuki Method, the learning process is broken down to the smallest possible steps so that the child achieves success at every level and learns at his or her own pace.
www.suzukischoolofhouston.com   (245 words)

 Shinichi Suzuki: Pioneer of `Suzuki' method   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Suzuki developed what became known as the "Suzuki method" of music instruction in the 1950s and founded a world-renowned music institute.
The Suzuki method is based on the concept that by listening and imitation, children can learn to speak any language -- and play music -- by the age of 3.
The son of a violin manufacturer in 1916, Suzuki went to Germany in 1921 to study the violin under Karl Klingler.
www.chron.com /cgi-bin/auth/story.mpl/content/chronicle/ae/music/deaths/suzuki-obit.0-0.html   (190 words)

 HASSA Dr. Shinichi Suzuki   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Shinichi Suzuki, born in Nagoya, Japan in 1898, was the son of a violinmaker.
Suzuki students will add to their repertoire (the complete list of music that they have mastered) and continuously review the pieces they have previously learned.
Suzuki students will only begin to play their instrument from printed music after their ability to physically play the instrument has been developed.
www.hassa.org /suzuki.htm   (1280 words)

 MusicStaff Teacher Lounge Article 17
Suzuki Music Academy founder/director, Richard Coff, was a conservatory trained violinist when he became one of the first teachers in America to work with Shinichi Suzuki, the creator of the Suzuki violin method.
Suzuki violin study requires so much parent involvement that many might feel that the time and dedication needed is excessive.
While the Suzuki violin method may be the superior approach, within both the Suzuki method and the traditional schools of violin teaching, there are some good teachers, few excellent teachers, and too many teachers who are less than adequate.
www.musicstaff.com /lounge/article17.asp   (1686 words)

 Shinichi Suzuki   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Shinichi Suzuki founded his method of violin pedagogy on an insight into developmental psychology: children learn music the same way they learn to speak.
Suzuki’s method is hard on the parents, but there is no doubt that it has produced a huge number of musically capable humans.
Suzuki was the son of a violin maker – his father ran what was perhaps the largest violin factory in the world.
www.goodbyemag.com /jan98/suzuki.html   (407 words)

 Seghea.com  Shinichi Suzuki Had a Good Idea, But...
With the Suzuki method as originally designed, one can take any child, no matter what his heredity or his parents' background, and teach him to be a musical genius, at least theoretically.
Some of Suzuki's ideas have been permanently adopted by everyone, and with significantly good results; particularly the use of instruments built the right size for the children who will play them.
Suzuki never permits this drive to develop in the child, because the parent makes the decision before the child is old enough to develop this particular character trait.
www.seghea.com /homeschool/Suzuki.html   (4715 words)

 Seghea.com  Shinichi Suzuki Had a Good Idea, But... Another Response
For the record, I was a Suzuki violin student and am now a part-time Suzuki teacher and a Suzuki parent to one (or two or three, depending on how you count) young Suzuki violin students.
For many years, Suzuki teachers here left note-reading until the Book 4 level, when students were 9 or 10 and very entrenched in their auditory learning preferences.
Suzuki himself preferred to call it the "Mother Tongue Method" and not the Suzuki Method, because he expected that every teacher would teach differently, because putting his name on it made it appear that his own particular style of teaching defined the approach.
www.seghea.com /homeschool/Suzuki4.html   (982 words)

 Shinichi Suzuki - 1898 - 1998
Shinichi Suzuki spent his life proving that ability is not inborn and that talent can be created.
Shinichi Suzuki instead taught himself to play the violin, inspired by a recording of Mischa Elman playing Schubert's Ave Maria.
Suzuki returned to Japan the next year and formed a string quartet with three of his brothers, touring the country to give concerts.
www.internationalsuzuki.org /shinichisuzuki.htm   (569 words)

 Suzuki Piano Basics Foundation News and Suzuki Web Sites
The Atlanta Suzuki Piano Conference is described by Karen Hagberg, Cleo Brimhall, and Cathy Williams-Hargrave.
This Canadian Suzuki association coordinates, supports, and publicizes Suzuki events in Calgary; promotes Suzuki teaching, training and education of teachers, parents, students and the general public; encourages the highest standards of excellence in teaching and playing; and acts as a forum for communication among teachers.
This Suzuki association is a nonprofit organization of Suzuki teachers and families who support and promote the principles and ideals of Dr. Shinichi Suzuki, and is located in Woodland Hills, California.
core.ecu.edu /hist/wilburnk/SuzukiPianoBasics   (4745 words)

 What Is Suzuki | ASI
Suzuki realized the implications of the obvious fact that children of all nationalities easily learn their native language.
Suzuki's work was interrupted by World War II, and after its end he was determined to bring the beauty of music to the bleak lives of his nation's children.
Most importantly the student is a developing human being and his or her age and stage deserves the teacher's and parent's understanding, respect, and concern.
www.atlantasuzuki.org /pages/whatis.html   (1169 words)

 Cleveland Institute of Music
Suzuki graciously invites us into their home where she recalls the story of their courtship, marriage and personal life together for over 70 years.
Interviews with Alice Joy Lewis, noted Suzuki Teacher and lecturer, David Cerone, President of The Cleveland Institute of Music, and William Preucil Jr., former Suzuki student and present Concertmaster of the Cleveland Orchestra, lend credence to the basic tenets of the method.
All of the major philosophical points, including Suzuki's "discovery" that all children learn their native tongue, and the philosophy that ALL children possess the potential to be musical, are reviewed.
www.cim.edu /prepNblReview.php   (1150 words)

 Dr. Suzuki | About Us | Suzuki Association of the Americas   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Shinichi Suzuki, the man who developed the Suzuki Method, died on January 26, 1998, at his home in Matsumoto, Japan.
Shinichi and his brothers and sisters played near the factory and saw instruments being made, but the children never realized what beautiful sounds could come from a violin.
Suzuki would be very happy to know that Suzuki children all over the world are learning to play music beautifully and to become kind, peaceful human beings.
www.suzukiassociation.org /about/suzuki   (1022 words)

 Amazon.com: Nurtured by Love: The Classic Approach to Talent Education: Books: Shinichi Suzuki,Waltraud Suzuki   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This book by Shinichi Suzuki is part-description of the principles of his Talent Education method, part-snapshots of personal history, part-statements on his philosophy of life.
Suzuki believes that talent is developed, not inherited; he believes in nurturing the talent in each child, in creating a culturally-supportive environment and coupling it with training to develop mediocrity into excellence.
Suzuki's philosphy is a good one, and I happen to agree with his theory of Talent Education--which posits that children are the products of their environment and that, given suitable environs and nurturing parents, the ability to do just about anything is present in all of us from birth.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0874875846?v=glance   (1962 words)

 Suzuki Strings of St. Petersburg
The Suzuki Philosophy is often referred to as the ‘mother-tongue approach’ or talent education.
Suzuki believed that all children had the potential to be very highly educated.
Suzuki’s primary goal was never just to teach children to become fine musicians.
www.suzukistringsstpete.com   (345 words)

The Suzuki Piano Method, created at Shinichi Suzuki's Talent Education Institute, is a natural extension of the Suzuki Method, first applied to violin study.
By virtue of her essential role in the development of the Suzuki Piano Method and her tireless effort to train and inspire Suzuki Method Piano teachers, Kataoka sen-sei has won the respect and gratitude of Suzuki Piano teachers throughout the world.
Rhonda Harrison Shimano, an outstanding Suzuki Method teacher, knew and worked closely with Suzuki for years, is also on the list of superb and dedicated teachers who have carried out Suzuki's work, and deserves special acknowledgment for her generosity and for the guidance she has given, over the years.
www.suzuki-piano.com   (443 words)

 Shinichi Suzuki -- an Honorary Unsubscribe   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Suzuki, who died in Matsumoto, Japan, on January 26 at age 99, developed the "Suzuki method" of music instruction in the 1950s with the idea that by listening and imitation, children can learn to speak any language, or play music, by age 3.
In this sequel to NURTURED BY LOVE, Dr. Suzuki states that, the fate of the child is in the hands of his parents.
Suzuki Method favorites such as 'Twinkle' and 'Go Tell Aunt Rhody' serve as the basis for the various activities.
www.honoraryunsubscribe.com /shinichi_suzuki.html   (430 words)

 instrumental music instruction: Suzuki method
A now famed Japnese music teacher, Shinichi Suzuki, reasoned that a child should be able to learn a musical instrument by four years of age or less.
The potential of every child is unlimited." Suzuki's beliefs and the method he developed have now reached thousands of teachers, children and families in many nations.
More than 50 years ago, Suzuki realized the implications of the fact that children the world over learn to speak their native language with ease and began to apply the basic principles of language acquisition to the learning of music.
histclo.com /act/music/music-insuz.html   (1764 words)

 Suzuki Violin School Suzuki Violin Resources
This valuable little book was written as a supplementary aid to the Suzuki teacher, concentrating on posture, bow grip, instrument selection, the bow itself and a helpful analysis of Book One of the SUZUKI VIOLIN SCHOOL.
Kendall's gift is in large part his ability to bring the concepts and practicalities of the Suzuki Method to the doorstep of the American private and classroom teacher in language that can be readily understood.
It includes the joys and problems of being a Suzuki parent and emphasizes practice and patience.
www.violinstudent.com /suzukiresources.html   (1184 words)

 Amazon.ca: Dr. Shinichi Suzuki: Teaching Music from the Heart: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Suzuki!), especially from a writer with more than one "famous person" book under his belt.
The few photographs included are poorly printed, and are mostly not related to the events covered in the book, and none at all show either the young Suzuki or the environments he lived in, a pity, since the text does try to provide some of this context.
I give the book two stars: first, for covering Shinichi Suzuki, and secondly, for language that is easily accessible to children.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/1883846498   (522 words)

 Sheet Music publication - Suzuki Violin School, Cassette Volume 1 (Performed By Shinichi Suzuki)
The SUZUKI METHOD of Talent Education is based on Dr. Shinichi Suzuki's view that every child is born with ability, and that man is the son of his environment.
According to Dr. Suzuki, a world-renowned violinist and teacher, the greatest joy an adult can know comes from developing a child's potential so he/she can express all that is harmonious and best in human beings.
Suzuki Method Core Materials available for piano, violin, viola, cello, string bass, flute, harp, guitar, and recorder.
music.netstoreusa.com /033/WB0336.shtml   (360 words)

The Suzuki Music Academy is modeled on Suzuki's Talent Education Institute and the Suzuki Method approach as Suzuki practiced and defined it.
Suzuki Method techniques and Suzuki Method teaching points are used to train the students and teachers attending the Academy.
The Suzuki Music Academy approach to formal instruction enables children to experience the joy of making music and has proven ideal for developing talent, discipline, and self-confidence.
www.suzukimusicacademy.com   (325 words)

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