Why not just use YouTube?
YouTube is amazing! We access all sorts of video topics via this platform and it has changed forever how we learn new information and skills.
However, learning a music instrument can take more than just video instruction to get right. Teacher support is a central and crucial part of developing these skills. Parental support is also important when involving young children, so both the child and parent need support to guide them together as a learning team.
The Suzuki method is revolutionary in this regard, as it trains the parent and child together. The parent is able to assist the child where needed during home lessons, and a quick video recording from a phone or tablet can be uploaded to this site, enabling constructive feedback as required. If more is needed, additional one-on-one real time webcam lessons are available.
The Suzuki Institute supports teachers by training them to the highest teaching standards. This training program ensures that each teacher delivers students the best of this method, all over the world. The Suzuki method is unfortunately not always accessible because a Suzuki trained teacher is not available. As a trained and registered teacher of the Suzuki method, I've created this website as my way of bridging this gap, to bring Suzuki to more people.
How does it work?
I teach using the pieces from the Suzuki Method books. You can use this website as it is, or in conjunction with additional Suzuki lessons with me or another teacher. The books and CDs can be obtained from most music shops or online. See the Piano and Violin resources page for more information.
You can work through the video lessons with your child at home. If you have a question or would like some feedback on your playing, message me or record a video of your child playing using a phone or tablet, and upload the footage to me via this website. I will watch the uploaded videos and write back to you with comments and suggestions. If you need some added guidance, you can also book webcam lessons with me.
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