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