«Character first, ability second»
Suzuki Method™ Flute Department at falautcampus 8, 9, 10 August 2017
The Suzuki Voice Program officially began in 1986. Its founding within the Suzuki community was the direct result of conversations between Dr. and Mrs. Suzuki (Japan) and Dr. Päivi Kukkamäki (Finland) before, during and after Dr. Kukkamäki's extended visit to Matsumoto in the Fall of 1986. Both Dr. and Mrs. Suzuki continued their approval of the program and its development from 1986 until their deaths in 1998 (Dr. Suzuki) and 2000 (Waltraud Suzuki).
Extracts from an article in The Guardian
Discovering the Suzuki Voice Program
I have been working as a professional singer for many years. Alongside performing, I teach singing at varying levels to different age groups. I thoroughly enjoy passing on my musical knowledge and performance experiences to young children. My vocal style and range sessions differ between children/adolescents and adults as younger students think in a less abstract way than adults.
The MyOngaku video practice aid, licensed by the International Suzuki Association, has been created to help students make the most of their practice time. Used along with the Suzuki sheet music, it is a reference tool for Suzuki violin students and their parents to use during practice when students are away from the direct guidance of their instructor.
The BBC World Service programme 'Witness' released a report today on Dr Suzuki
The Russian system of music education has a lot of popular festivals and competitions for children of different ages and training levels. They give pupils a chance to get experience of public performance, to learn more about creative work of their peers, and teachers have an opportunity to share their experience and to get in the center of events in the world of music education.
The Czech Suzuki Association welcomed Helen Brunner, ESA Violin Teacher Trainer, to the Czech Republic for a short visit from April 7-9, 2017.
A large gathering of current and former students attended a celebration concert for the 30th Anniversary of the Raahe Suzuki Association, Finland on Sunday 9 April 2017