Juzmusic Academy, is one of the few music schools in Singapore to offer music lessons in Suzuki Piano, Suzuki Violin, Suzuki Cello. The Suzuki method was founded by Dr.Shinichi Suzuki. Dr. Suzuki realized that all young children can learn music effortlessly, just like the way they learn their mother tongue. This is done through listening, imitation and repetition. He began to apply the basic principles of language acquisition to the learning of music, and called his method the mother-tongue.

About the Suzuki Method

1. Every Child Can Learn

Japanese violinist Shinichi Suzuki realized that children over the world learn to speak their native language with ease. He began to apply the basic principles of language acquisition to the learning of music, and called his method the mother-tongue approach believing that just like language everyone can learn music.

2. Parent Involvement

As when a child learns to talk, parents are involved in the musical learning of their child. They attend lessons with the child and serve as “home teachers” during the week. Parents work with the teacher to create an enjoyable learning environment.

3. Early Beginning

The early years are crucial for developing mental processes and muscle coordination. Listening to music begins at birth; formal training begins at age three or four, but it is never too late to begin.

4. Listening

Children learn words after hearing them spoken hundreds of times by others. Listening to music every day is important, especially listening to pieces in the Suzuki repertoire so the child knows them immediately.

5. Repetition

Constant repetition is essential in learning to play an instrument. Children do not learn a word or piece of music and then discard it. They add it to their vocabulary or repertoire, gradually using it in new ways.

6. Encouragement

As with language, the child’s effort to learn an instrument should be met with sincere praise and encouragement. Each child learns at his/her own rate, build on small steps so that each one can be mastered.

7. Learning with Other Children

In addition to private lessons, children participate in regular group lessons and performance at which they learn from and are motivated by each other.

8. Delayed Reading

Children learn to read after their ability to talk has been well established. in the same way, children should develop basic technical competence on their instruments before being taught to read music.

Our Juzmusic Academy Suzuki Music program includes:

Weekly individual lesson

Monthly group lesson

Suzuki graduation concert

Regular performance opportunities