Dr Suzuki believed that musical ability is not an inborn talent but a capacity which can be nurtured and developed. Any child who experiences the right environment can acquire musical ability and grow into a sensitive, disciplined, and confident person.

“Teaching music is not my main purpose. I want to make good citizens, noble human beings”  — Dr Suzuki

Suzuki music education combines instrumental teaching with a philosophy embracing the total development of the child. The triangle of parent, teacher, and child creates a community of learning and sharing, nurturing happy and successful future world citizens through music.

The individual lesson is supplemented by regular group lessons where students, parents, and teachers learn and play together. NZSI branches extend the musical experience and sense of whanau through regional camps, workshops and concerts that are open to all members.

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