This Suzuki book is integral for Suzuki viola lessons.
Titles: Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star Variations (Suzuki) * Lightly Row (Folk Song) * Song of the Wind (Folk Song) * Go Tell Aunt Rhody (Folk Song) * O Come, Little Children (Folk Song) * May Song (Folk Song) * Long, Long Ago (Bayly) * Allegro (Suzuki) * Perpetual Motion (Suzuki) * Allegretto (Suzuki) * Andantino (Suzuki) * Etude (Suzuki) * Minuet 1, Minuett III from Suite in G Minor for Klavier, BWV 822 (Bach) * Minuet 2, Minuet, BWV Anh. II 116 from Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach (Bach) * Minuet 3, Minuet BWV Anh. II 114/Anh. III 183 Bach) * The Happy Farmer from Album for the Young, Op. 68, No. 10 (Schumann) * Gavotte (Gossec).
The Suzuki Method is based on the principle that all children possess ability and that this ability can be developed and enhanced through a nurturing environment. All children learn to speak their own language with relative ease and if the same natural learning process is applied in teaching other skills, these can be acquired as successfully. Suzuki referred to the process as the Mother Tongue Method and to the whole system of pedagogy as Talent Education. The important elements of the Suzuki approach to instrumental teaching include the following:an early start (aged 3-4 is normal in most countries); the importance of listening to music; learning to play before learning to read; -the involvement of the parent; a nurturing and positive learning environment; a high standard of teaching by trained teachers; the importance of producing a good sound in a balanced and natural way; core repertoire, used by Suzuki students across the world; social interaction with other children. Suzuki students from all over the world can communicate through the language of music.