Alfred Music Announces Revised and Upcoming Suzuki Products

Alfred Music Announces Revised and Upcoming Suzuki Products

LOS ANGELES, CA  -  Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Alfred Music is pleased to announce the release of the revised editions of the Suzuki Violin School, Volume 6 (Revised) and Nurtured by Love. These new editions include updates to the method of acclaimed pedagogue Shin’ichi Suzuki to ensure that it stays relevant and current to today’s students and teachers.

The revised edition for Suzuki Violin School, Volume 6 has been edited by the International Violin Committee and is now available for purchase. The revised edition features new engravings in a 9 x 12 format that allows a more readable page for students. The bowings and fingerings have been edited to optimize the musical performance of each piece. The violin part is available both by itself and packaged with the CD. The CD, also available alone or packaged with the book, features soloist William Preucil in a stunning new recording. Additionally, the piano accompaniment for this volume has been revised and is published in a single volume by itself.

“We’re happy that this long-awaited method book will be available for music teachers to incorporate into their curriculum,” said Pam Phillips, Suzuki Editor at Alfred Music. “The revised edition includes the same repertoire as the original edition, but now includes additional exercises that reinforce the skills taught in the repertoire.”

Shin’ichi Suzuki’s classic textbook, Nurtured by Love has been newly translated directly from the Japanese into English by Kyoko and Lili Selden. The Revised Edition of the classic text allows new understandings of the concepts Dr. Suzuki’s Talent Education philosophy through a personal narrative of discovery and experience. Both translations of Nurtured by Love will remain available.

“All instructors using the Suzuki method will want to read Nurtured by Love (Revised Edition),” said Phillips. “It allows music teachers new insight into the mind of the master.”

Additionally, many products within the Suzuki repertoire are currently in development. Some of these products include the release of Suzuki products as book/CD bundles, recordings released through iTunes, and eBooks created for the first books of violin, viola, cello, and bass. Suzuki looks forward to the official release of these products in the coming months and years.

Suzuki Violin School, Volume 6 (Revised) and Nurtured by Love (Revised Edition) are now available for $19.99 and $13.99 respectively at music retail stores and at alfred.com.