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Our Suzuki Instruction for violin and cello lessons are taught using the methods that Dr. Shinichi Suzuki developed in Japan about 40 years ago, and which have been adopted by musicians all over the world. The Suzuki Method is designed to help parents nurture the musical nature that is so beautiful in young children.

Each child receives two 30-minute small group lessons a week. Parents are strongly encouraged to attend these lessons and learn how to be a home teacher, using a simple, step-by-step approach. The Suzuki method is based on respect and love, fostering a positive outlook towards the child and his/her progress.

Interested Lower School parents (Rising Junior Kindergarten - Grade 4) can register for lessons through our After-School Enrichment Program. Registration will open in August 2022.

For questions about the program, please contact Mrs. Karen Collins for more information.

Suzuki Legacy

Shinichi Suzuki was a violinist, educator, philosopher, and humanitarian. Born in 1898, he studied violin in Japan for some years before going to Germany in the 1920s for further study. After the end of World War II, Dr. Suzuki devoted his life to the development of the method he calls Talent Education.

Suzuki based his approach on the belief that “Musical ability is not an inborn talent but an ability which can be developed. Any child who is properly trained can develop musical ability, just as all children develop the ability to speak their mother tongue. The potential of every child is unlimited.”

Dr. Suzuki’s goal was not simply to develop professional musicians, but to nurture loving human beings and help develop each child’s character through the study of music.

Are Suzuki Kids Prodigies?

Are Suzuki students musical geniuses? Are they ‘gifted’ children who have a special talent for music? Are their parents' professional musicians?
Fortunately, Suzuki students are normal children whose parents may have little or no musical experience. Their parents have simply chosen to introduce them to music through the Suzuki approach, a unique philosophy of music education developed by Shinichi Suzuki.

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    Mrs. Karen Collins 

    Greensboro Day School
    Suzuki & Orchestra Teacher
Greensboro Day School develops the intellectual, ethical, and interpersonal foundations students need to become constructive contributors to the world.