Piedmont Suzuki Studio  Young Guitarists

 

The philosophy of renowned educator and violinist Dr. Shinichi Suzuki is based on the premise that every child has musical ability.  Children as young as three can learn the guitar with the Suzuki method.  The process is enjoyable for children and  benefits them  in  countless  ways including developing their: imagination, creativity, character, critical thinking, social skills, fine motor coordination, discipline, and self-confidence. Through a nurturing environment of teacher and parental support, young children may begin the journey of a lifetime of music-making.

             While the original impetus for starting an instrument often comes from the child, the true motivation for studying in the Suzuki method lies with the parent.  Any parent who wishes to have this beautiful and life-changing experience with their child is invited to inquire.

Basic Principles of the Suzuki Method Include:

 

Parental Involvement

Parents are vital to the Suzuki approach.  Either the mother or father attends lessons and works closely with the student at home with daily practicing.  Parents with no prior musical experience can make excellent home teachers, and benefit by learning music along with their child.

 

Learning by Ear

Just as we teach children to read only after they learn to speak, music reading is postponed until the child’s aural and instrumental skills are established.  Children learn through the “mother tongue” approach of imitation and repetition.

 

Learning in Small Steps

Learning in small steps is important so the child can master the material with a total sense of success, thereby building his or her confidence and enthusiasm.

 

Developing the Whole Child

The Suzuki approach seeks to develop the whole child, to help unfold his or her natural potential to learn, and to find the joy that comes through music making.  Through the Suzuki process, children develop self-confidence and self-esteem, determination to try difficult things, self-discipline and concentration, and the sensitivity and creativity for making music.

 

 

“I just want to make good citizens.  If children hear fine music from the day of their birth and learn to play it, they develop sensitivity, discipline and endurance.  They get a beautiful heart”

 

—Shinichi Suzuki

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4117 Gladstonbury Road • Winston-Salem, NC • 27104

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Videos of Young Guitarist Performances

Pre- through High-school aged students of Joseph Pecoraro

‘Lightly Row’

Traditional

‘Calliope’

Julio Sagreras

‘Waltz Español’

José Ferrer

‘Estudio Op. 60, No. 7’

Matteo Carcassi

‘Gavotte I & II’

J. S. Bach

‘Gigue & Double’

J. S. Bach

‘Go Tell Aunt Rhody’

Traditional

‘Sounds of Bells’

J. Guimaraes

‘Mary had a Little Lamb’

Traditional

‘Verano Porteno’

A. Piazzolla

‘A Toye’

Anonymous

‘Waltz’

B. Calatayud