suzuki in the 70s vs now

Andrea Zavod said: Dec 28, 2014
 1 posts

I learned violin via suzuki in the early 70s. I am starting my 5 year old and was wondering what to expect and if I can use the same book1 or has it changed? Thank you Andrea

Danielle Kravitz said: Dec 29, 2014
Danielle KravitzInstitute Director
Suzuki Association Member
Viola, Suzuki Early Childhood Education, Violin
64 posts

Well the books have been revised. Book 1 in particular has an extra Twinkle variation plus a few small changes to the other pieces (like no repeat in May Song).

Otherwise, I think much would just depend on your child’s teacher. Every teacher has his or her own style, regardless of decade. It may be very different from how you learned.

Mengwei Shen said: Dec 29, 2014
Mengwei Shen
Suzuki Association Member
Violin, Piano, Cello
Jersey City, NJ
221 posts

Suzuki is more than the books. Also, different teachers implement differently, and even over a period of time, teachers learn from experience, training, etc. that change how they do things. It would be good to have a discussion of expectations with your intended teacher.

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