Suzuki method carrying on to other instruments?

Isaac Kim said: Jul 23, 2016
 1 posts

Hello! I am a sophomore in high school wanting to learn the ukelele. I play the violin and was taught with the suzuki method so even though I can play almost flawlessly by ear my theory and sight reading is lacking. I was wondering if my suzuki will carry on to the ukulele if I start. Also, is it easier to play ukulele if I Already play the violin? Thanks in advance and feel free to comment anything that could help me out!

Alan Duncan said: Jul 28, 2016
Alan Duncan
Suzuki Association Member
Violin
63 posts

The parts of the brain that you’ve developed playing the violin will undoubtedly benefit you in playing another instrument. There are obviously mechanical differences between the instruments that do not carry over directly. But what’s more important is the way that your brain has developed through violin training. This will increase the efficiency of your learning. How large is the benefit? There’s only one way to find out!

Sue Hunt said: Jul 29, 2016
Sue Hunt
Suzuki Association Member
Viola, Violin
391 posts

Learning to play the violin is thought to be the most complicated activity known to man. Practising the violin requires, and consequentially teaches you, an extraordinary level of focus. It is this ability to focus, that will help you to bring about anything that you set your mind to accomplish, including learning the ukulele!

Have fun growing your brain!

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