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About Suzuki and
The Suzuki Method--or the "Talent Education Method" as Dr. Suzuki called
it--is the world's most popular way of learning violin. The method introduces
students to the instrument in a very natural way. Instead of lots of etudes and
drills (which can often times seem the farthest thing from music), students are
taught real pieces from the very beginning. Each piece has been carefully
selected to introduce new skills and reinforce earlier lessons.
Alongside the Suzuki Method, I teach the O'Connor Violin Method developed
by America's preeminent fiddler, Mark O'Connor. Echoing the Suzuki Method
in its pedagogy, O'Connor has drawn from the classics of American fiddling for
his teaching repertoire. Tunes in the O'Connor Method include The Arkansas
Traveler, Amazing Grace, Buffalo Gals, and Old Joe Clark. The two schools
complement each other and expose the student to a wide range of styles and
traditions from the very beginning.
Active parental participation and involvement is key to the success of a student!
A young child cannot be expected to retain all of the instructions given in a
lesson. A parent needs to be there as a model and co-teacher. Please note that I
cannot teach children unless a parent is present and participating in the