Welcome to 

The Mankato Suzuki School of Music


We offer private instruction in 

     Violin
     Viola
      Fiddle
           Suzuki Piano
      Traditional Piano
      Voice


Please visit often to see current newsletters, pictures and important information.





















FAll 2013 Group Violin Lesson Times 
Group Lessons are 45 Minutes Long


 - Book 2 and Above: 8:50 - 9:35 AM Saturdays
 - Pre-Twinkle [through Song of the Wind]:  9:45 - 10:30 AM Saturdays
 - Book 1: 10:30 - 11:15 AM Saturdays


















Welcome

Mankato Suzuki School of Music
Mankato Suzuki School of Music
546 Grant Ave.
North Mankato, MN 56003
Voice Mail: 507-625-3616
Email: musicmankato@gmail.com
This page was last updated: October 6, 2013
Dr. Shinichi Suzuki
How is the Suzuki Method Different from Traditional Music Lessons?

In a nutshell, the Suzuki method is different  in these ways:

Each child has a private lesson and a group lesson each week. The private lesson teaches skills; the group lesson with students at the same proficiency level, reinforces the skills.

The parent learns how to play the instrument right along with their child initially. The parent becomes the ‘home teacher’ assisting the child with their practice

The parent attends each lesson taking notes ensuring the teacher’s lesson plan is carried out during the home practice

The Suzuki method is based on listening – just as a child is able to learn how to speak by hearing adults speak, so a music student can learn pieces of music easily if they have been immersed in listening to those piece. [Mother-Tongue method] The CD is to be listened to on a daily basis and as the teacher assigns

Note-reading is begun sometime after the student is reading words, is about in the middle of Book 1 and at the teacher’s discretion. We don’t want to overwhelm a student with learning the ‘grammar’ of music before they have learned many skills on their instrument.

The child progresses at his/her own rate

The Suzuki triangle means that the parent, teacher and student all have equal importance in teaching and learning. Sometimes the teacher is teaching the parent, but most often the teacher is teaching the student. At home, the student and parent are working together. 

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