Why the Suzuki Method is Important and Irreplaceable

I’ve always been proud of being a Suzuki-trained violinist, having long defended Suzuki against criticisms (“Suzuki students don’t learn to read, develop bad technique, sound too imitative, etc..”), none of which ring true in my experience.

Yet, since veering away from my classical roots into jazz, I’ve also pointed out the limits of classical music training in general, and made recommendations for augmenting it.