The role of the parent in Suzuki education
Just as you are your child's first and most important teacher when it comes to learning to talk, so you have a vital role to play in Suzuki education, the Mother Tongue Method. Whether you bring your child to Music at Heart Early Years or Recorder classes, your involvement in creating the best possible environment for your child to blossom, both in the studio and at home, is crucial.
The Suzuki teacher spends time with your child only once or sometimes twice a week; as a parent, you influence the small events of every day and shape how your child sees the world. The Suzuki teacher will equip you with the knowledge, skill and confidence to help, support and encourage your child, our shared objective being the enriching of his/her life. You don't have to be a musician to be a successful Suzuki parent, but you do need to be committed to helping your child enjoy the process of learning - not just in music, but in all things. The success of any Suzuki programme depends largely upon the quality of the Suzuki Triangle, the working relationship shared by teacher, parent and child.