“Every child can learn!” This has become a rallying cry for Suzuki teachers, parents, and students throughout the world. It hearkens back to a time when music teachers believed it wasn’t so, and reminds the music teachers of today that it is so. Less than a century ago, it was common practice to test a child’s musical aptitude before allowing him or her into a music program.
Dr. Shinichi Suzuki said, “Man is the son of his environment.” If this is true, then creating a wholesome and nurturing environment is paramount for the development of a child. As a teacher, I strive to build a music studio that focuses on musical growth and building self-confidence, as well as maintaining an atmosphere that is encouraging and enjoyable.