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Suzuki Piano Lessons-What are they?
Are you interested in piano lessons, but don’t know where to start? There’s so many teachers and styles to choose from it can be confusing. How do you know you’re getting the best educator? At Chambers Music Studio we specialize in excellence. Lessons are delightful, educational, interesting, and informative. Our teachers use high quality teaching methods including Suzuki, Kodaly, Orff, Dalcroze, Estil, Alba, Chekhov, and more. The Suzuki philosophy is a time-tested method, that immerses the student in music, developing it like a language while building a strong musical ear and establishing excellent technique. Below Maria shares her experience and love of the Suzuki method.
Suzuki Piano Lessons in Bexley & Columbus, OH.
The Suzuki Philosophy was first introduced to me when I started piano lessons at the age of eight. Unlike most young pianists I knew, I didn’t start with reading music. I started with my piano teacher showing me how to play simple songs, showing my mom so that she could help me during the week, and listening to recordings of my songs throughout the week.
This was because the Suzuki Method utilizes a strategy known as Mother Tongue Method. The founder of the Suzuki Method, Dr. Shinichi Suzuki, believed that we should learn music as we learn to speak. First by listening and gaining an understanding of the fundamentals and then learning how to read it.
Knowledge & Understanding
I’m glad that I learned piano this way because I believe that it helped me to build a well-rounded foundation in piano. It was easier for me to learn the songs because I already somewhat understood them. Even today, I still make it a point to listen to my new pieces repeatedly before I really begin delving into them. Another advantage: I believe that it helped me build connections with other Suzuki pianists.
Growing up, I went to group classes every other week with other Suzuki kids where we all played songs from the same books. It made it easier to learn them, easier to remember them, and easier to play piano together as a group. Suzuki also emphasized reviewing because if you could remember how to play songs you already learned, you could transfer certain strategies you learned in your review song into your new song. All in all, I believe that the Suzuki Method was a great fit for me when I first started learning piano and it helped shape the musician that I am today.
Fun Facts About the Creator
The Suzuki approach was developed by Dr. Suzuki, a violinist, music educator, humanitarian, and philosopher from Japan. He devoted his life to developing this method of music education adapted for all instruments. Dr. Suzuki believed in developing each child’s character while nurturing caring human beings, through music education.
His method incorporates:
This is Amelia age 3 playing Twinkle A, aka Mississippi Hop Frog from Suzuki Piano Book 1. This is a variation on the popular folk song, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.
Piano Lessons-where are they?
Find us in conveniently located in Bexley, the heart of Columbus, OH.