The Suzuki Method
After World War II, Dr. Shinichi Suzuki, a Japanese violinist, educator, philosopher and humanist, devoted his life to the development of the method of music education that he called "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.
To learn more about the Dr. Suzuki, the Suzuki method, and the training of Suzuki teachers, please visit the Suzuki Association of the Americas' website