chapter  12
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The Suzuki Method

The Talent Education (or Mother Tongue) Method of Shinichi Suzuki had its origins in Japan more than 50 years ago. (The Matsumoto School was the first to open in 1945 but Suzuki conceived his method somewhat earlier). Although the Suzuki Method is principally used for the teaching of music-especially in North America where it has been in existence since the 1960s-in Japan the Suzuki approach has been applied to the teaching of such academic subjects as mathematics, Japanese and English. And Suzuki based his music method on the way children learn their mother tongue.