How should I start the Suzuki method?

Xavier Lewis said: Sep 14, 2014
 1 posts

I am 13 years old and have been playing the violin for 1 and a half years. I take my middle schools orchestra class and I don’t take private lessons. I’ve made lots of progress in this class and was even first chair of the second violin section at the last concert. However, I’m not very familiar with vibrato or position changes just yet. I’m very interested in the Suzuki method, but due to my level of experience, I’m not really sure where to start.

Pia said: Sep 20, 2014
 
Suzuki Association Member
Violin
34 posts

Hello Xavier!

The Suzuki method is mainly directed towards the young beginners but of course, also older kids can benefit from the program. I would recommend you to do intense technik training since this will accelerate your progress the most. Small children do not have enough endurance to practice a lot of technik but in your age, this will not be a problem. The benefits from Suzuki training will be: a more accurate ear and organized overall violin-skills. Through the small steps, you won’t be overburdened. The most important thing though is to find a excellent and experienced teacher for single lessons!
I wish you good luck and much success with your violin playing!

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