Shinichi Suzuki: The Man and His Philosophy (Revised)
By Evelyn Hermann
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Category: Textbook - General (Suzuki)
Shinichi Suzuki has been described as a humanitarian as well as an educator and musician. As a young man, he observed that children absorbed their spoken language based on their environment. This led him to adapt his teaching of music to the same method, that which is called the "Mother Tongue Approach." Through listening to the sound of music, very young children soon imitate the tones they hear. Suzuki believes that talent is not inherited, but is a product of environment, and that every child can perform music just as he has learned to speak, if the proper teaching approach is used. Revised in 1995, The Man and His Philosophy contains many new photos, some of them depicting the many "firsts" in the Suzuki world, such as Dr. Suzuki with his first students, plus many more. This is a complete history of the Suzuki movement, in words and pictures, from its beginnings to the present day.
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11. International Suzuki Conference and the Formation of the International Suzuki Association (1980s)
ISA Is Founded
Suzuki's Daily Schedule
ISA Conferences
ISA Moves Its Headquarters to Japan
12. A Time to Reap the Fruits of Labor (1990s)
Suzuki Begins to Lighten His Schedule
Adelaide, Victoria, Australia 1991
ISA Assumes Greater Responsibilities
Other Areas of Talent Education
A Lifetime of Altruistic Love
13. Awards
Awards -- National Governments
First European Tour
The First International Suzuki Teachers Conference
Increasing Recognition
8. Talent Education Goes to America (1952-1967)
Film Impresses Americans
Talent Education Is Outlined
First United States Tour
Concert without Rehearsal
Other Meetings
Seoul, Korea 1993
Humanity Awards
9. Dreams Materialize (1967-1970)
Sound Has Life and Soul without Form
Annual Concerts Begin
7. We Amaze the World (1961-1963)
Casals Pays a Visit
Summer Institutes, Graduations Initiated
Talent Education Is Established
Illness Then Insight
6. In Ten Years Anything Is Possible (1945-1955)
Business in Earnest
The Suzuki Quartet
Developing Children's Ability Using the Suzuki Teaching Method -- How We Are Doing Now
5. The Move to Matsumoto-shi (1945-1948)
3. Waltraud (1920-1928)
Tonalization for Nurturing a Beautiful Good Tone
American Suzuki Institute
Early Development Association
More Tours to Japan
Special Birthday Celebration
More Workshops and Conferences
Golden Wedding Anniversary
More Dreams Are Realized
Rotary and 500
Musical Recognition
Citizenship, Keys
In Berlin
An Elegant Wedding
To Japan by Train
4. Out of the Ashes of Depression and War (1929-1945)
4 New Teaching Points of the Suzuki Method
A Suzuki Method Report on Violin Playing
My New Theory
Suzuki's Teaching Attracts Attention
The War Intensifies
Koji Toyoda Comes to Live
Summary
16. Dr. Shinichi Suzuki Life-Time Achievements
Concert for the Music Educators National Conference
Workshops Become Popular
Matsumoto's Talent Education Building
PHOTO GALLERY
PART 1 SHINICHI SUZUKI: THE MAN
Prologue
1. Man Is the Son of His Environment (1859-1919)
Background
PART 2 SHINICHI SUZUKI: HIS PHILOSOPHY
14. Suzuki's Writings
The Suzuki Method: A Philosophy for Life Education by Evelyn Hermann
Suzuki Enters Commercial School
The Law of Ability and the Mother Tongue Method of Education by Shinichi Suzuki
The Marquis Tokugawa
Influence of Tolstoy and Dogan
2. Good Environmental Conditions Produce Superior Ability (1919-1928)
The Law of Ability by Shinichi Suzuki
Early Development from Birth by Shinichi Suzuki
Any Child Can Be Tone-Deaf by Shinichi Suzuki
The Voyage
A Revolution in Education through a Method by Which Every Child Can Learn (A Plea to Elementary School Teachers of the World) by Shinichi Suzuki
15. Suzuki's "New Ideas" for Playing the Violin
10 Points for Talent Education
Vital Points for Lesson and Homework of This Year 1971
Teaching Points for 1976
Encouragement to Study
To Europe to Study
Suzuki Plays for Klingler
Dr. Michaelis and Dr. Einstein
New Building Is Dedicated
Waltraud Is an Active Aid to Suzuki
Progress Has Been Made
10. For the Happiness of All Children (1970-1980)
Suzuki Continues Study and Growth