Shinichi Suzuki was a Japanese violinist who pioneered a method of using a language learning model for music instruction. He never called it the “Suzuki” method – that came later when its success made it very popular. He called it the “mother-tongue” method, because the stages of learning were vary carefully modelled on the stages of language acquisition in young children. This made the method ideal for teaching very young children to play a musical instrument… Read more…
The ESFRS season begins in late August with the Borealis Suzuki Winds Institute. This is a week that is set aside for daily lessons and classes, instead of the usual weekly lessons and classes that happen during the school year. Once September begins, the schedule shifts to lessons and classes once a week. The year is roughly divided into three terms: Fall (Sept – Dec.) Winter (Jan.-March) and Spring (April-June). Each term ends with one or more concert events. Individual lessons may continue through July depending on each teacher’s individual schedule, but there are no group classes or concerts scheduled in order to leave teachers and students free to travel to other Suzuki Institutes that happen all over North America around this time.
ESFRS is operated by volunteer Board of Directors, etc. Followed by links to
- Meeting Minutes (link)
- PD for teachers (link)
- SAA Code of ethics (link)