Building the Foundation for a Lifetime: Suzuki Method for Early Childhood Education
Video: 35 minutes
Early Childhood specialist Dorothy Jones and her daughter, ECE Teacher Sharon Jones, share their experiences with the value of pre-natal listening, including both listening music and speech. Their experiences with children who have been listening before birth have convinced them of its effectiveness.
Date: August 17, 2013
Dorothy Jones is a specialist in Suzuki Early Childhood Education. At the request of Dr. Suzuki, she founded a Suzuki School in London, ON, that included Suzuki baby/toddler, preschool and elementary classes. In 1993, the ISA approved her program in Early Childhood Education and designated her school as a world teacher training center. She is a registered SECE teacher trainer in the SAA, ESA and the PPSA regions of the ISA. Past president of the SAA and past board member of the ISA, she was a founding member of the board of the Suzuki Association of Ontario and was president of that organization. She has been a Suzuki parent, Piano and ECE Teacher Trainer and keynote speaker at conferences and workshops around the world for more than 40 years. For many years, she has traveled extensively to train teachers in Suzuki ECE: Prenatal Through Early years.
Sharon Jones began her violin studies as one of the first Suzuki students in Ontario. At the age of 11, she had the unique opportunity to work with Dr. Suzuki at an International Society of Music Educators Conference in Canada as part of a small group of North American children. She later worked with Dr. Suzuki again in Berlin and in the United States. Other Suzuki mentors over the years include Dorothy Jones, Alice Joy Lewis, and Bill Starr. Sharon is an SAA registered teacher trainer in ECE. With Dorothy Jones, she developed the curriculum used worldwide in SECE classes and has taught SECE classes continuously since that time more than 20 years ago. She is the singer on the SECE recording. Sharon is the founder and director of the Thames Valley Suzuki School in London, ON. In London, she also directs the performing group, Haggis Stew. Sharon has been a presenter, clinician, and teacher at conferences, institutes, and workshops in Canada, US, Ireland, Japan, and Australia.
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