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Per-Twinkle and The Suzuki  Method

Pre-Twinkle Strings for Young children

Starting music earlier rather than later is wonderful for your child's brain development. Starting music at 5 years old is a gift that your child will have forever. Westfield Studio of Strings and flute is now offering Strings for young children, which is a holistic approach for teaching general musicianship and bowed strings to children from the ages of 5 years old and up. Pre-Twinkle Strings program for young children enhances reading and aural skills, which is engaging, interactive and tremendous fun!

Children in a pre-twinkle group class learn to sing and play simple songs based around the tuning and technical progression on their instruments. At the same time they learn a notation system based around common notation and color patterns, which teach them to read music effortlessly.  An important part of the learning process involves the children creating their own compositions and taking part in fun games, often using the use of toys to add more fun!

Westfield Studio of Strings and flute offers Suzuki violin, viola, cello, and, flute lessons

Suzuki Philosophy

Suzuki Talent Education or Suzuki Method combines a music teaching method with a philosophy, which embraces the total development of the child. Dr Suzuki's guiding principle was "Character first, ability second".

The Suzuki method is recommended for young children starting as young as 3 years old. It is mandatory to take one private lesson a week and at least one monthly Suzuki ensemble in the instrument studied to prepare for recitals and learn to play in front of others without fear.

The essence of Suzuki philosophy may be found in the following quotes from Dr. Suzuki's many writings:

"Musical ability is not an inborn talent but an ability which can be developed. Any child who is properly trained can develop musical ability just as all children develop the ability to speak their mother tongue. The potential of every child is unlimited".

"Teaching music is not my main purpose. I want to make good citizens, noble human beings. If a child hears fine music from the day of his birth, and learns to play it himself, he develops sensitivity, discipline and endurance. He gets beautiful heart."

"Where love is deep, much will be accomplished."

"My dream is for the happiness of all children. I feel respect and friendly feelings for everyone. In particular, I cannot help but feel respect and warm feelings for young children. And my heart brims over with a desire to help make all the children born upon the earth fine human beings, happy people, people of superior ability. My whole life energies are devoted to this end."

"Man is the son of his environment."

"I have no doubt that people are born with hereditary physiological differences, but I believe that a person's abilities grow and develop depending on the stimulation from outside."

"I firmly believe that any child can become superior, and my confidence has never been betrayed."

"An unlimited amount of ability can develop when parent and child are having fun together."

"Music is a language that goes beyond speech and letters - a living art that is almost mystical. This is where its emotional impact comes in. Bach, Mozart, Beethoven - without exception they live clearly and palpably in their music, and speak forcefully to us, purifying us, refining us, and awakening in us the highest joy and emotion." Information received from  http://www.suzukimusic.org.au/suzuki.htm#phil . 

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For more information please call or text Isabelle  413 297 2011 or Email at zab4@aol.com