The Suzuki method is also called the "Mother Tongue Method" because it is based on the way that young children pick up their native language. They copy what they hear, learning to speak first and to read later. Music is a language and can be learnt in the same way. Suzuki Method is ideal for very young children but there is no reason why older children and adults can't learn this way as well. The Suzuki Method is a very well thought out and carefully structured program.