Miss Marsha's Music Studio of Carmichael

Suzuki Piano and Kindermusik

About Suzuki Piano Basics

Suzuki Piano Basics is the technique developed Dr. Haruko Kataoka for teaching young children to play. Suzuki Piano Basics teachers are a smaller group within all the Suzuki Piano teachers. SPB teachers are serious and conscientious. Suzuki Piano Basics teachers may add other music to the Suzuki repertoire. But they do not stray from Dr. Suzuki's and Dr. Kataoka's basic principles of philosophy. It is the method of teaching Suzuki Piano as developed by Dr. Kataoka. It means the instructor commits to: 

  1. Study and follow the techniques Kataoka developed.
  2. Continue to study and improve understanding of these techniques for a lifetime.
  3. Teach Suzuki to the best of her ability in the same way it was truly meant to be taught, includes Observations in the student's lessons and parental participation until the child becomes independent and responsible.
  4. Researching how to help students by improving role model demonstrations of the techniques with other like-minded teachers.
  5. To treat teaching as a serious occupation that affects future generations in the hopes of developing a better society. The aim is excellence with the goal of constant self-improvement.
The Suzuki Triangle is the mutually supportive working relationship among parent, teacher and child.