Like any other method, the Suzuki method has pros and cons. Some say the method is no way to learn music while some others embrace its philosophy. The most common criticisms are that group playing and an early focus on memorization and ear training are compromising individual musical development.
However, one of Suzuki’s great aspects is that the parents play a crucial role in the child’s musical development. In the beginning stages of instruction, they become the teacher at home and are obliged to come to lessons themselves. Sometimes the parent actually learns to play an instrument along with the child finding joy in discovering music together.
The inspiring violin duo below featuring a mother and daughter playing Bach’s double Violin concerto, is the actual proof that music can be passed on from parent to child. If music is in your heart, it will be transmitted to the child’s heart.
Read also: 15 top kids violin reviews