Saskatoon Suzuki Strings


About Us

The Saskatoon Suzuki String Program Inc. has been nurturing violinists, violists, cellists and double bass players using the principles of the Suzuki method since 1985. The SSSPI is a registered charitable non-profit corporation overseen by a board of directors made up of parent volunteers and its member teachers. The SSSPI is a member group of the Saskatchewan Orchestral Association.

The Suzuki Method

In the first half of the twentieth century the Japanese violinist and teacher Dr. Shinichi Suzuki developed a method of teaching very young children to play the violin. This method was later successfully adapted to learning many other instruments as well. Dr. Suzuki realized that all children show their capacity by speaking and understanding their native language. The Suzuki method applies the principles by which children learn language from their parents to the learning of an instrument - with great success!

The key to this method is the active involvement of the parent in the learning process. Parents themselves learn to play the instrument (violin, viola, cello or double bass) in order to become the "home teacher" between lessons.

Dr. Suzuki firmly believed that all human beings have great inner potential that could only be nurtured by a deeply caring approach to teaching children. The Suzuki method is much more than a way of learning an instrument. When he developed his method of teaching music, Shinichi Suzuki hoped it would be a way of creating noble human beings through the art of making music.

Suzuki Violin Video