$7.99
Thoughts on the Suzuki Piano School
By Haruko Kataoka
Item: 00-0297
UPC: 029156606805
ISBN 10: 0874872979
ISBN 13: 9780874872972
PRICE: $7.99
Series: About Suzuki Series (Piano Reference)
Category: Textbook - Piano (Suzuki)
Format: Book
Instrument: Piano
Thoughts on the Suzuki Piano School was written in 1985 by one of the greatest exponents of the Suzuki Piano School. Kataoka went to study with Suzuki after many years of piano study, and soon realized that traditional approaches to piano teaching were wasting the innate ability of younger students. She hopes that through this little book she can bring to light the unnecessary "suffering" encountered by students and teachers who are using the time-worn read/learn/memorize method of piano study. Some topics covered include: a charming explanation of Shinichi Suzuki's philosophies, the Method itself, how to play, crucial points for beginners (listening, tone, parental assistance), and a thorough overview of Volumes 1 and 2 of the Suzuki Piano School. Her personal touches, triumphs, failures and enlightenment make very interesting reading. All teachers of Suzuki Piano will enjoy and benefit from reading this booklet. Even more important, however, is the fact that non-Suzuki piano teachers should read this, and utilize some of Mrs. Kataoka's thoughts in their teaching. Suzuki parents should also be asked to read this book to assist them in their vital role in the musical education of their children. This book is full of good advice, knowledge and fact.
TITLE COMPOSER
Learning Through Repetition
The Beginner Stage Is Crucial
Creating Ability
CRUCIAL POINTS FOR INSTRUCTION OF BEGINNERS
Listening
Tone
INTRODUCTION
Never Teach Too Much at a Single Lesson
Study the Technique of Piano Playing
Written Music and Music Theory Are Unnecessary
Learning from Other Students
Parental Assistance
BOOK 1
The First Lesson
The Piano Stool
"Getting Ready" to Play
Beginning to Play
Legato and Staccato
How to Study
ADVANCING TO BOOK 2
Reading Music
Conclusion
THE SUZUKI METHOD
Learning Can Be Smooth
Fostering Ability
Music Should Be Fun
HOW TO PLAY THE PIANO
What Is The Suzuki Method?
My Introduction to The Suzuki Method
My Motivations for Writing This Booklet