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Suzuki’s Talent Education



Suzuki's Talent Education

Knowledge is not skill. Knowledge plus ten thousand times is skill!

Suzuki


Suzuki's Talent Education

Knowledge is not skill. Knowledge plus ten thousand times is skill!

Suzuki

adult pianist in recital

Suzuki’s Talent Education movement has many ideas about how to develop a person’s aptitude through the study of music. Many people believe that you are either born with talent or not: so you may as well not study. But Suzuki created a very straightforward approach toward ability development.

adult pianist in recital

Suzuki’s Talent Education movement has many ideas about how to develop a person’s aptitude through the study of music. Many people believe that you are either born with talent or not: so you may as well not study. But Suzuki created a very straightforward approach toward ability development.

Ability Development

A student approaches the lessons and practice in a way that either fosters its success, or not. There are no shortcuts. You cannot simply compare a student who practices five minutes a day with another who practices an hour a day. The student who practices five minutes a day does not gain ability in the long run; a student who practices an hour a day, in a conscientious way, develops superior skill without fail.

Early Study

In the early stages of piano study, progress may seem slow, but this lays a good foundation for future pieces. Yet, sometimes a bright student becomes impatient with this approach. After they play the passage correctly one time, they see no need to continue. They want to move on.

Ability Development

A student approaches the lessons and practice in a way that either fosters its success, or not. There are no shortcuts. You cannot simply compare a student who practices five minutes a day with another who practices an hour a day. The student who practices five minutes a day does not gain ability in the long run; a student who practices an hour a day, in a conscientious way, develops superior skill without fail.

Early Study

In the early stages of piano study, progress may seem slow, but this lays a good foundation for future pieces. Yet, sometimes a bright student becomes impatient with this approach. After they play the passage correctly one time, they see no need to continue. They want to move on.

Ability Development

A student approaches the lessons and practice in a way that either fosters its success, or not. There are no shortcuts. You cannot simply compare a student who practices five minutes a day with another who practices an hour a day. The student who practices five minutes a day does not gain ability in the long run; a student who practices an hour a day, in a conscientious way, develops superior skill without fail.

Early Study

In the early stages of piano study, progress may seem slow, but this lays a good foundation for future pieces. Yet, sometimes a bright student becomes impatient with this approach. After they play the passage correctly one time, they see no need to continue. They want to move on.

Language and Music

In speech, a child can use as many as 70 repetitions of a word, phrase, or sentence in one time period. The child must “repeat, rework and reiterate” to ultimately make that word his own and move on to the next. This is true for a piano student as well.

Practice Makes Perfect

As with language, a child does not necessarily understand the benefits of this repetition, so schedule their practice every day at the same time. It is actually good to schedule several short practice periods rather than play for one continuous stretch.

As long as the short period is sufficient for warm-up time, it can actually be more efficient. If you wait for the child to feel like practicing ... it won’t happen.

Language and Music

In speech, a child can use as many as 70 repetitions of a word, phrase, or sentence in one time period. The child must “repeat, rework and reiterate” to ultimately make that word his own and move on to the next. This is true for a piano student as well.

Practice Makes Perfect

As with language, a child does not necessarily understand the benefits of this repetition, so schedule their practice every day at the same time. It is actually good to schedule several short practice periods rather than play for one continuous stretch.

As long as the short period is sufficient for warm-up time, it can actually be more efficient. If you wait for the child to feel like practicing ... it won’t happen.

Language and Music

In speech, a child can use as many as 70 repetitions of a word, phrase, or sentence in one time period. The child must “repeat, rework and reiterate” to ultimately make that word his own and move on to the next. This is true for a piano student as well.

Practice Makes Perfect

As with language, a child does not necessarily understand the benefits of this repetition, so schedule their practice every day at the same time. It is actually good to schedule several short practice periods rather than play for one continuous stretch.

As long as the short period is sufficient for warm-up time, it can actually be more efficient. If you wait for the child to feel like practicing ... it won’t happen.

Ability Development

A student approaches the lessons and practice in a way that either fosters its success, or not. There are no shortcuts. You cannot simply compare a student who practices five minutes a day with another who practices an hour a day. The student who practices five minutes a day does not gain ability in the long run; a student who practices an hour a day, in a conscientious way, develops superior skill without fail.


People either become experts at doing the right thing, which is seen as a fine talent, or they become experts at doing something that is wrong and unacceptable, which is seen as lack of talent. Depending upon these two things — the amount and quality of the practice — superior ability can be produced in anyone.


Suzuki


People either become experts at doing the right thing, which is seen as a fine talent, or they become experts at doing something that is wrong and unacceptable, which is seen as lack of talent. Depending upon these two things — the amount and quality of the practice — superior ability can be produced in anyone.


Suzuki