Here’s a video by a violin player talking about the Suzuki Method.
If you don’t know anything about the Suzuki Method of Teaching, in a nutshell:
- It’s aimed primarily at children
- It uses a ‘baby steps’ teaching methodology
- It uses the ‘mother tongue’ method of teaching.? (think of how children learn to speak…it’s a musical version of that)
- This method isn’t the only method to learn – but there are violin and piano and cello maestros who learned using the Suzuki method.
- The Suzuki Method is based around ‘learning by ear’ rather than learning to read music.
- The Suzuki Method is a ‘songs not scales’ kind of learning – hence why I’m really interested in it.
- The Suzuki Method does have a ‘bass version’ but it’s upright, string bass.? There’s no electric bass version.
- The Suzuki Method’s focus is on classical music.
- Listening to music is a BIG part of the method.
This is something I’m really interested in and exploring right now – literally teaching my 9 year old to play bass using this method.
I’ll be posting more on this over the coming months.