Shinichi Suzuki: The Man and His Philosophy (Revised)
By Evelyn Hermann
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.
Suzuki Enters Commercial School
The Marquis Tokugawa
14. Suzuki's Writings
The Suzuki Method: A Philosophy for Life Education by Evelyn Hermann
Influence of Tolstoy and Dogan
The Law of Ability and the Mother Tongue Method of Education by Shinichi Suzuki
2. Good Environmental Conditions Produce Superior Ability (1919-1928)
The Voyage
Encouragement to Study
The Law of Ability by Shinichi Suzuki
Early Development from Birth by Shinichi Suzuki
Any Child Can Be Tone-Deaf by Shinichi Suzuki
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
Suzuki Continues Study and Growth
Suzuki Plays for Klingler
Dr. Michaelis and Dr. Einstein
3. Waltraud (1920-1928)
In Berlin
10 Points for Talent Education
Vital Points for Lesson and Homework of This Year 1971
Teaching Points for 1976
An Elegant Wedding
Tonalization for Nurturing a Beautiful Good Tone
To Japan by Train
4. Out of the Ashes of Depression and War (1929-1945)
The Suzuki Quartet
Suzuki's Teaching Attracts Attention
4 New Teaching Points of the Suzuki Method
A Suzuki Method Report on Violin Playing
My New Theory
Rotary and 500
Musical Recognition
Citizenship, Keys
12. A Time to Reap the Fruits of Labor (1990s)
Suzuki Begins to Lighten His Schedule
Adelaide, Victoria, Australia 1991
ISA Assumes Greater Responsibilities
Workshops Become Popular
Matsumoto's Talent Education Building
9. Dreams Materialize (1967-1970)
New Building Is Dedicated
Special Birthday Celebration
More Workshops and Conferences
Golden Wedding Anniversary
More Dreams Are Realized
1. Man Is the Son of His Environment (1859-1919)
First European Tour
American Suzuki Institute
Early Development Association
More Tours to Japan
10. For the Happiness of All Children (1970-1980)
Progress Has Been Made
Film Impresses Americans
The War Intensifies
Developing Children's Ability Using the Suzuki Teaching Method -- How We Are Doing Now
7. We Amaze the World (1961-1963)
11. International Suzuki Conference and the Formation of the International Suzuki Association (1980s)
Waltraud Is an Active Aid to Suzuki
ISA Is Founded
Suzuki's Daily Schedule
ISA Conferences
ISA Moves Its Headquarters to Japan
Other Meetings
Koji Toyoda Comes to Live
5. The Move to Matsumoto-shi (1945-1948)
Talent Education Is Established
Illness Then Insight
16. Dr. Shinichi Suzuki Life-Time Achievements
Business in Earnest
Summer Institutes, Graduations Initiated
Sound Has Life and Soul without Form
Annual Concerts Begin
To Europe to Study
15. Suzuki's "New Ideas" for Playing the Violin
Casals Pays a Visit
Increasing Recognition
8. Talent Education Goes to America (1952-1967)
Seoul, Korea 1993
Talent Education Is Outlined
First United States Tour
Concert without Rehearsal
Concert for the Music Educators National Conference
Other Areas of Talent Education
A Lifetime of Altruistic Love
13. Awards
Awards -- National Governments
Humanity Awards
The First International Suzuki Teachers Conference
6. In Ten Years Anything Is Possible (1945-1955)