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About Suzuki

Every Child Can Learn

More than fifty years ago, Japanese violinist Shinichi Suzuki realized the implications of the fact that children the world over learn to speak their native language with ease. He began to apply the basic principles of language acquisition to the learning of music, and called his method the mother-tongue approach.

Parent Involvement

As when a child learns to talk, parents are involved in the musical learning of their child. They attend lessons with the child and serve as “home teachers” during the week. One parent often learns to play before the child, so that s/he understands what the child is expected to do. Parents work with the teacher to create an enjoyable learning environment.

Early Beginning

The early years are crucial for developing mental processes and muscle coordination. Listening to music should begin at birth; formal training may begin at age three or four, but it is never too late to begin.

Listening

Children learn words after hearing them spoken hundreds of times by others. Listening to music every day is important, especially listening to pieces in the Suzuki repertoire so the child knows them immediately.

World Renown Repertoire: Original Works, Not Arrangements

In the graded Suzuki Books, children do not learn -arrangements- of J.S. Bach, Mozart and Schumann, they learn every note the master intended, often when a child is as young as 7. Other methods use simplified versions or arrangements of these same pieces. Dr. Suzuki believed that children could achieve musical greatness at an early age, if given the tools and a nurturing environment.

FAQ

How does Suzuki Method differ from other methods of teaching music to children?
Thoughtful teachers have often used some of the elements listed here, but Suzuki has formulated them in a cohesive approach. Some basic differences are:

  • Suzuki teachers believe that musical ability can be developed in all children.
  • Students begin at young ages.
  • Parents play an active role in the learning process.
  • Pieces are refined through review.
  • Students perform frequently, individually and in groups.

Zoe Schommer, our Suzuki Program Director, has been a Suzuki teacher for almost 25 years. She received her Suzuki Pedagogy Training in Raleigh, North Carolina and went on to continue her training in summer institutes directed by Master Teacher Trainers Leah Brammer and Robin Blankenship. She was blessed to have attended several summer workshops and master lessons with the late Dr. Haruko Kataoka, who worked side by side with Dr. Suzuki to adapt his violin method for piano.

All 7 of her children have benefited from the beauty of this method and she has seen the results not only in their musical ability, but also in their virtue and character.

“Music exists for the purpose of growing an admirable heart.” Dr. Suzuki (1898-1998)

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Why Choose Us

COMMITTED TO EXCELLENCE

Customized lesson plans to fit all ages and genres of music. Special needs children thrive in a loving environment built to foster their musical goals and abilities. Celebrate progress through Book Graduation Recitals, Trophies, Certificates and the Musical Ladder Wristband System ™.

FAMILY FRIENDLY

With over 3,000 square feet, we have the most spacious and parent-friendly waiting area in Irving with comfortable chairs, toys, WI-FI, bottled water service and large observation windows on every door. Our state of the art spacious practice rooms include top of the line upright or grand pianos.

MUSIC RECITALS

Students are given the opportunity to perform in 2 recitals yearly in a world-class performance hall.

DANCE LESSONS

Our award winning faculty, and beautiful new professional Dura-Dance sprung flooring will create the perfect environment to nurture dancers from ages 3 to adult.  RBR offers a dance style for everyone, from classical ballet to salsa and family style ballroom.   Let the joy of classical ballet begin for your child as we introduce them to ballet fundamentals including body alignment, basic ballet technique, terminology, and musicality.  Self-esteem, discipline, and confidence will be nurtured in every student to allow them to flourish to reach their fullest potential as artists.

MONTHLY THEORY/PERFORMANCE CLASSES INCLUDED

All students enrolled in PRIVATE lessons are encouraged to attend 60-minute theory/performance classes monthly. Plus, we help students prepare for the “Texas State Theory Test”.

CUSTOMIZED LESSONS

Parents are encouraged to attend the lesson with their child until the child is sight-reading independently.  The parent participation allows the teacher to communicate, as well as allow the parent to record a short segment of the “main point” at the end of each lesson for the child to watch and use during their practice at home. Parents say the children love watching and practicing to these videos so much that the child asks for them to be played just so they can hear the teacher talking just to THEM!

SUZUKI PROGRAM

The Suzuki method is the perfect foundation for all styles of music, as the child gets a firm classical foundation based in technique, ear-training and firm mastery of their instrument through the finest classical music in the world. Half the price of other similar programs in the area, we make quality music lessons affordable for everyone.

WIDE RANGE OF LESSON TIMES, SEVEN DAYS A WEEK

We are the only music school in Irving that offers music lessons seven days a week, from early in the morning to late at night to accommodate your busy schedule. Convenient morning hours for homeschoolers and seniors.  Busy professionals can take advantage of lunch hour lesson slots.

  • 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM Monday-Friday
  • 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM Saturday
  • 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM Sunday

A PROVEN TRACK RECORD OF EXCELLENCE SINCE 2007

Our students have won local talent competitions and our teachers are dedicated to achieving the students’ long and short term goals.

MONTH TO MONTH LESSONS

Every student studies on a month to month basis. Lessons are first come, first serve so contact us today to put yourself or your child scheduled.

We are the only full-service music and arts studio in Irving !!

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INFORMATION

Email: info@rbrmuzik.com
Phone: 214-446-5225
Address: 3248 Skyway Circle North Irving, Irving, TX 75038
Conveniently located at the corner of Story and Beltline, across the street from GREAT HEARTS.
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