Suzuki / Traditional
For more information about my teaching style read this.
The main question parents ask me is whether I use the Suzuki Method or the Traditional Method.
The quick answer is that I incorporate everything. The Suzuki books are great and the Twinkle Variations are genius. I have had wonderful Suzuki mentors including Louise Behrend and Nancy Hair. You could say the Suzuki approach is my starting point, a launch pad for more ideas. For those parents who want a strictly-Suzuki approach, I can do that.
The “Traditional Method” isn’t anything that really exists. When people ask this question, they really mean:
- Will my child learn to read music from the page? I promise, yes, and fluently.
- Will they learn to use the entire length of their bow? Yes, when they are ready.
- Will they be little automatons who only know how to mimic, or will they be trained in the art of interpretation? Playing music is magical. Check out some student videos.