I am so happy that I found this book! I did not know about it before finding it on Amazon when searching about conscious upbringing of children. I have known about the Suzuki method of teaching young children to play violin for a long time, and always felt it is such a wonderful gift to the world of music and teaching. I have witnessed my own niece study the violin using this method when little and go on to become a very accomplished player. But what I love most about this book by Suzuki is his enthusiasm and his deep, yet straightforward philosophy on raising children to refine their sensibilities and nurture their hearts. He calls it "Talent Education" and shows how children are not actually born with innate talent but that talent (and very advanced talent) can be nurtured and guided and built upon. He also calls it the "path of art". He proves the validity of his philosophy through experience, anecdotes about his students and through his own clear way of expressing his ideas.
Highly recommended for everyone especially those who care about nurturing the "light of humanity" which is how he refers to children.
- Paperback: 144 pages
- Publisher: ALFRED PUBLISHING CO.(UK)LTD; Revised edition (30 May 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0739090445
- ISBN-13: 978-0739090442
- Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 0.6 x 21 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 204 g
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 161 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)