Dr. Suzuki wrote extensively about his approach to music instruction, the development of children, and their capacity to learn.  Read some of these quotes, which provide great insight to the Suzuki Approach.

  • You’ll make mistakes; we all do but trust yourself and think for you.
  • When Love is deep, much can be accomplished.
  • Beautiful Tone, Beautiful Heart.
  • What does not exist in the environment will not develop in the child. By no means only words or music, but everything, good or bad, is absorbed by the child.
  • If you have the spirit of a young child, you never age.
  • Man is the Son of his environment.
  • Music is the language of the heart without words.
  • The “Law of Ability” will develop each and every child.
  • Creating desire in your child’s heart is the parent’s duty.
  • Parents who have smiling faces have children who have smiling faces.
  • Any child can be developed. It depends on how you do it.
  • Perhaps it is music which will save the world.
  • There is no born genius. Education is the way to develop ability.
  • Everything depends on you.
  • Good or evil, beauty or ugliness, daily behavior itself becomes one’s flesh and blood before one realizes it. It becomes habit through repetition.
  • Self-evaluation is the highest sense as a human being. The children should not only advance but repeat and evaluate their progress.
  • Don’t hurry don’t rest. Without stopping, without haste, carefully taking one step at a time will surely get you there.
  • Play with heart. Play with living soul.
  • There is no point where we can say, “This is enough.” Always seek finer music, finer performance. Eventually this will change from a learning attitude to a joyful quest which will last throughout our lives.
  • Tone has living soul. Without form it breathes.
  • Everyone can improve. With this belief I have advanced my ability one step forward.
  • Education means to teach and develop. Without development there is nothing.
  • Do not hurt anybody’s heart._DSC3517 (2)