Shin’ichi Suzuki is the creator of the Young Children’s Talent Education. His Japanese method is based on a belief that all children have talent. Kids from 3 years old can play an instrument and develop this ability up to a high level of execution. It is based on learning to play the violin by a mother- tongue approach ( responsible, loving, encouragement, repetition...) where parents have a big function through the whole process,*
The early years are crucial for developing mental processes and muscle coordination. Parents work with the teacher to create an enjoyable learning environment. Ability doesn’t sprout unless there is stimulation. Children develop ability easily through having fun, naturally and by the easiest method. As with language, the child’s effort to learn an instrument should be with sincere praise and daily encouragement.
Children learn to read after their ability to talk has been well established. In the same way, children should develop basic technical competence on their instruments before reading music.
Although this method was originally created for violin, it’s been developed also for other instruments like cello, piano, viola, flute, guitar, among others by different Suzuki Associations such as ISA-International Suzuki Association, ESA-European Suzuki's Association or SVN- Suzuki Vereniging Nederland. Many countries have their own Suzuki association.
There does not exist another method that has put this millions of kids playing and learning together the same repertoire, communicating through the language of music.