All children learn their native language naturally.
Why isn't this the case with learning a musical instrument ? 
It is based on this idea that 
Shinichi Suzuki created such a
revolutionary method of learning to play an instrument.


Method description

A child does not learn to read before learning to talk, so there
is no need for them to know how to read a music score before they begin to play. The ability to play without a music score allows the student to be better at listening to himself, at controlling his instrument, and his position without his attention being entirely devoted to reading the notes.

The educational trio of child-teacher-parent is indispensable: the presence of one of the parents during the lesson will enable him to be able to guide his child during practice at home.

A child learns to listen while listening to his entourage; it is for this reason that it is important before starting to a play a piece that he already knows something about it. Listening regularly to CDs is therefore essential. 

In addition to the individual weekly classes, the students regularly attend group classes which offer them additional motivation and develops a healthy competitiveness within themselves. The need to play with others makes it necessary to listen to one's own playing and that of the other children.

The parents and the teacher encourage the students in all the steps they undertake with their instrument, while at the same time positively correcting them, as is normally done with a child who is learning to talk and pronounce words for the first time.


The Suzuki School of Music, located in Geneva Canton, offers violin and cello lessons according to Suzuki pedagogy. It is for any person motivated and eager to learn a musical instrument.


La maison de la musique
Avenue des grandes communes  49 1213 Onex

+41 (0)79 610 06 98



La maison de la musique

Avenue des grandes communes  49
1213 Onex

École des Allières

Avenue des Allières 14, 1208 Genève

+41 (0)78 858 79 85