Teaching children music according to the method of Dr. Suzuki
Musicality is not an inborn talent but an ability that, like any other ability, can be developed. Any child can become a musical is no more difficult than learning to speak their native language.
Dr. Suzuki has argued that the child should be taught music from a very early age. And not just music. And playing a musical instrument. This theory has caused much debate and quarrels, but Shinichi Suzuki proved right on his personal experience. After a few years of its fruitful practice, he created a small ensemble of violins, which was attended by twenty or more child aged 4-5 years.
Methods Maestro Suzuki had three major provisions. In the first place. He initially believed in the musical abilities of any person. He never divided people into musical and non-musical. Most importantly, his task he set to instill a love for the instrument and music. Secondly, the teacher must love children. Children are very keen sense of relationship to oneself and to deceive them. And indifferent man there’s nothing you can teach a child. Third position to relate to parents. Without their help there is not enough. Parents should take an active part in the child’s education is to get him to school, to train at home and often even to learn this instrument to understand the subtleties of the technique.
The main principle of the methodology of Dr. Suzuki is to arouse the interest of the child at such an early age. After all, if the child is interested, he will be faster to learn the tool and can surpass all expectations. This applies not only to music. Every parent must take that into account — if we want something to teach our child in the first place it should be interesting.
To try your technique S. Suzuki began with children of their friends. He began with a mini-violin, suitable for the age of the children and spread them out among other toys. The children came. Took them in his hands and was brancale the strings. Then he took his fiddle and bow and played a single note. The children tried to repeat it. Thus the doctor has identified the main idea of your practice imitation. Students imitate their teacher, whether the lessons of playing the violin or learning a new language.
The main attention doctor Suzuki paid “donorname” period. During this period, the child tries to achieve a proper set of hands, beautiful sound, accurate intonation and completeness of musical phrases. Endless workouts only improve the skills of the game.
Suzuki believed that musical education should begin in the womb. Children need to hear and listen to good classical music. But that doesn’t mean. What you need to include a collection of classics and leave it playing all day. No, it is better to choose a few catchy songs and play at the same time each day so that the child remember them and maybe tried to play them independently. The hearing must become a daily habit, but not the result of coercion, and, for example, during the quiet game. S. Suzuki claimed that children don’t get tired of music as adults. Baby loves to hear familiar sounds as well. As the voice of the mother.
The teacher never told. That his students are playing “bad”. He just asked them to repeat it or try to do even better. Do not scold and punish the child for failure, it is better to try to do it again.
The principle of learning music is exactly the same. As the training speech. The child listens to us and follows after us first, syllables, words, then phrases. We remain patient and praise your child for each new step in the development. Similarly, there is need step by step to learn music, and trying to fulfill it by imitation and to enjoy all the successes.
You don’t have to score three-year-old head of notes and musical staves. First he learns by ear, by imitating the teacher or parent. Parents must be present in the classroom and with your child to learn the basics of music. It will make the child the confidence and support of people close to him. Will favorably affect their studies and desire to learn exponential concerts at home in front of family. Each success you can recite to your loved ones. They will praise and rejoice for the child, from which he was even more interested in the lessons.
But don’t get hung up on the same music and the same way. Develop children versatile — music, drawing, dancing, sports, sooner or later, everyone will bring results.
Music is the path of knowing thyself. And a man who knows himself, can easily become the “first violin” in any group.