So if you’ve seen any of today’s blog posts you’ll know I’m researching and reading about the Suzuki Method of music teaching.
I’m reading a book that Suzuki himself wrote called HOW TO TEACH SUZUKI PIANO – and I came across this quote that resonated with me – particularly as I’ve been banging the ‘learn songs not scales’ drum for three years and more.
Over to Suzuki:
“In my violin teaching, when an advanced student has some technical weaknesses, I sometimes recommend that they study a few specific etudes. By the time a student becomes able to play concertos, there is enough technical practice contained within the concertos themselves. Therefore it is much more effective and economical to study the piece itself and learn to play it splendidly.”