Music + Talent Education = Kind Character
We’re a Suzuki Violin School for children ages 2.5+ established by Glenda Walsh Crouse in 2003! Our Westminster, Maryland studio is a safe space for families of all backgrounds and abilities. Our classes meet twice per week. Our program offers comprehensive violin training and artistic development through the Suzuki Talent Education method. Children learn music the way they learn their native language—through immersion, games and play! Our focus is to nurture both musical skills and the whole child. Fostering life skills, a love for learning and kind character. Student levels range from absolute beginner to conservatory auditions for college music majors.
Why choose Suzuki over Traditional Methods ?
Dr. Shinichi Suzuki, developed his method following WW2. He observed that all Japanese children became fluent in Japanese. He applied language acquisition to the study of music. That is, learning music the way we learn our native language—through emersion! Dr.Suzuki’s main goals were twofold: 1) To develop kind human beings that use empathy to create change and 2) We educate children HOW to learn, so that the skills they learn through violin study can be applied to study of any discipline.
Talent= Ability to Aquire Skill
In the Suzuki method “Talent” is something one fosters. Talent is a skill that one can develop. When we say a person is “talented” we mean they have cultivated the ability to learn new skills; They have learned how to learn! Dr. Suzuki said that “Every child can!” Meaning that all children have the ability to develop talent. A child is not born “talented” or ”gifted” or with a gene that makes them superior to another. Every child can learn to play the violin if parent and Sensei work together to create the right environment.