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