Tuesday, December 28, 2010
What is Suzuki violin?
You've probably heard of Suzuki violin, but perhaps you're not really sure what that means.
The Suzuki method of teaching violin is based on the teaching philosophy of Shinichi Suzuki, a self-taught Japanese violinist and instructor.
Learn more about his philosophy and how it applies to music education in a free orientation: An Introduction to Suzuki – the language of music.
The Suzuki method of teaching violin focuses on training children as young as three to play the instrument.
“The method is based upon the way in which young children learn language. Essentially, a child hears his parents repeating words and eventually imitates them, gradually building his vocabulary. In a musical context, the child hears music and imitates it, building his repertoire,” said Catherine Michelson, Patel Conservatory Suzuki violin instructor.
The free, informational presentation will be led by Michelson and will include a demonstration from Patel Conservatory Suzuki violin students and a video about the program.
If you've considered violin lessons for your child, this session can answer all your questions.
Join Michelson on Sun., Jan. 9 at 3 p.m. in the TECO Theater at the Patel Conservatory. For more information, call 222-1002.