The Why, What and How of Listening to the Suzuki Repertoire

October 19, 2017

Listening to music is integral to your little musician’s growth as a musician. As participants in the Suzuki method, we are blessed to be part of a method that relies so heavily on the listening component. As a former Suzuki child, I count most of my musicianship skills on the fact that EVERY DAY, my mother had me listen to the Suzuki CD. She wasn’t a die-hard Suzuki method enthusiast, in fact she had never heard of it until I started asking for violin lessons in the 90’s. But she recognized that listening to the repertoire would add a little something extra to my skills that she never got in her traditional music lessons.