Suzuki School of Music


**Notice: The Suzuki School of Music program is on hold until further notice. Please check back on the website in the future for later updates. Thank you!**


The Suzuki method helps students develop in many ways, including listening and motor skills, use of right and left-brain, self-esteem, prose, and love of music. Parents are an integral part of the Suzuki method and are expected to attend lessons and become the teacher at home. Parents and students are encouraged to attend a class session prior to enrollment. The Suzuki School of Music’s office is located at the Sun Foundation Center in rural Washburn. Violin, viola, and piano instruction takes place at the The Universalist Unitarian Church, 3000 W. Richwood Blvd., Peoria. Instruction begins in late August and meets until May. Summer school classes are offered and need to be scheduled with an instructor.


Dr. Shinichi Suzuki and the Suzuki Method

“One duty given us adults is to create an era when all children on earth are fostered with fine hearts as human beings, beautiful sensibility, fine ability as in speech, & the ability to tell what is correct. I doubt that there is another road to peace. May there be happiness for all children on earth.”Dr. Shinichi Suzuki was born on October 17, 1898 in Nagoya, Japan. He lived to be 99 years old, but throughout his life he remained full of energy, cheerful and loving with everyone he met. Dr. Suzuki had always loved children and became very interested in teaching them. He thought that children could learn music just as they learned to speak, starting when they were very young and hearing music all around them. He believed that all children from a very young age have the talent to learn if they are taught well by loving parents and teachers.