Suzuki Early Childhood Education is a music class for parents and children aged 0-3. It is founded on the principles of the Suzuki Method of music education. Suzuki is often referred to as the “Mother Tongue Method” because it encourages families to allow their children to learn the language of music in the same way they learn their native tongue.
Parent and child participate in a weekly interactive music class. Parents enjoy watching their babies develop rhythmic and melodic awareness, memory and social skills. Teachers work with parents to build a repertoire of lullabies, action songs and nursery rhymes. Parents are encouraged to use the Curriculum CD at home and to repeat the songs and rhymes daily.
Parents become expert observers of their own children. Children watch the actions of the parent and gradually begin to imitate them. This process is one to be enjoyed and celebrated as each new development is observed — just as you do when your baby utters their first few words.
The outcomes of these activities include increased vocabulary, socially acceptable behavior and sensitive group participation at an early age. The most important skill for children at an early age is the ability to listen.
New families are welcome to join at any time. Come and try your first class for free! Contact us at SuzukiECEMinnesota@gmail.com to arrange a trial class or call the St. Joseph’s office at 651-690-4364.
Interested in hearing more about the background and development of Suzuki ECE classes? Give a listen to this SAA Podcast interview with the creator of the Suzuki ECE curriculum, Dororthy Jones – “Skills I Didn’t Know My Child Had”