How does it work?
I teach using the pieces from the Suzuki Method books. The books and CDs can be bought in my online shop or from most music shops.
You can use just the video lessons on this website without any teacher but most people find more success if they have regular contact with me either with real-time lessons or by uploading videos so I can send you feedback and helpful suggestions.
Start by doing a 1-week-free subscription to have a look at the online lessons. If you like what you see then book a free introductory chat with me. To start lessons properly you'll need a paying website subscription, the Suzuki book, CD and an instrument to practice on. I hope to meet you soon,
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.
Most countries have a Suzuki Institute (here is the NZ Suzuki Institute) which supports teachers by providing training and professional development. This ensures that every Suzuki teacher delivers students the best of this method, all over the world. However in some locations there is no trained Suzuki teacher available locally. That is why I have created this website, as my way of bridging this gap, to bring Suzuki music lessons to more people.