A Suzuki Violin
by Richard Coff
The Suzuki violin method has come to
dominate the way violin is taught in America and throughout much of the world.
Mention the Suzuki violin method to music educators, and you will get a variety
of responses: "Suzuki violin study produces child geniuses ... Suzuki
violin method produces mindless imitators ... Suzuki violin method is the most
natural approach to learning the violin ... Suzuki violin study is introduced to
children when they are too young to begin study ... With the Suzuki violin
method, any child can learn to play violin beautifully ... Suzuki violin
students never learn to read." The list goes on. There certainly is no
shortage of opinions!
How to make sense of the claims and counter-claims in the Suzuki violin
versus traditional violin debate? It's easy to see how music educators and
parents could be confused by the many mixed messages. Examination and comparison
can help to clarify the issues raised.
Read the reprint of the full article, originally published at MusicStaff.com.
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