The Suzuki School of Music, located in Geneva Canton, offers violin and cello lessons according to Suzuki pedagogy. It is for any person motivated and eager to learn a musical instrument.
The Suzuki method
All children learn their native language naturally. Why isn't this the case
with learning a musical instrument? It is based on this idea that Shinichi Suzuki created such a revolutionary method of learning to play an instrument.
PRINCIPLES OF THE METHOD
A child does not learn to read before learning to talk, so thereis no need for them to know how to read a music score before they begin to play. The ability to play without a music score allows the student to be better at listening to himself, at controlling his instrument, and his position without his attention being... Read more
WEEKLY INDIVIDUAL COURSES
Courses last 30, 45 or 60 minutes depending on the age and level of the student; this will be to be determined by the teacher. It allows the student to build up works in their repertoire. The teachers adapt their teaching style according to the needs of each student to enable them to develop a sound and clean technique, as well as their musicality and creativity.
In addition to the individual course, students benefit from a weekly group course. This allows students to develop their listening skills by playing with others. It is during these classes that the ensemble pieces to be played at concerts are prepared.
OLDER AND ADULT STUDENTS
It is possible to start learning to play an instrument at any age. The Suzuki method is, in this respect, adaptable and embellishes other methods in order to improve the students knowledge.
Each student participates in concerts organized by the school (minimum of three during the year).
Students have the possibility of participating in a Suzuki internship as well as at Suzuki concerts outside of Geneva.