Resources for Suzuki parents

Online resources

Recommended Reading

Around town: Concert venues for London families

Online resources

British Suzuki Music Association

  • Teachers, workshop & concert listings. Further info on Suzuki philosophy and methodology.

European Suzuki Association

A good place to find workshops Europe-wide

Suzuki Association of the Americas

Parent and teacher forums, summer institute listings, videos

Other Recommended Suzuki websites:

Classical Music Websites

Recommended Reading

  • Suzuki Education
  • Nurtured by Love – Shinichi Suzuki
  • Ability Development from Age Zero – Shinichi Suzuki
  • Helping Parents Practice – Edmund Sprunger
  • Teaching from the Balance Point – Edward Kreitman
  • Teaching With an Open Heart – Edward Kreitman
  • To Learn With Love – William and Constance Starr
  • Winning Ways, Strategies for Suzuki Parents
  • Successful Practising. A handbook for pupils, parents and music teachers – Jenny Macmillan


  • How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk – Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish (1980)
  • Calmer, Easier, Happier Parenting – Noel Janis-Norton (2012)
  • A Piaget Primer: How a Child Thinks – Dorothy G. Singer and Tracey A. Revenson (Revised edition, 1996)
  • The Magic Years – Selma H. Friaber (1959)
  • Nurtureshock: Why Everything We Think About Raising Our Children is Wrong – Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman (2009)

Further reading

Current research shows that Suzuki was indeed ahead of his time when he formulated his philosophy on Talent Education. His emphasis on nurturing talent in the very young, the value of repetition, and step-by-step mastery can be seen in the following publications:

  • Outliers – Malcolm Gladwell (Penguin, 2008)
  • Mindset – Carol C Dweck (Ballantine, 2006)
  • The Talent Code: Greatness isn’t Born, it’s Grown – Daniel Coyle (2009)
  • Talent is Overrated – Geoff Colvin (2008)
  • Bounce: How Champions are Made – Matthew Syed (2010)
  • The Creative Habit – Twyla Tharp (2003)
  • Emotional Intelligence (Why it can matter more than IQ) – Daniel Goleman (Bloomsbury)

Around town: Concert venues for London families

Taking your child to live music will enrich their learning experience. There are many concert and education projects around London. The website also provides a comprehensive list of family events around the UK.

Arthur Davison Family Concerts, Fairfield Halls, Croydon

Bach to Baby Concerts Barbican Centre, Silk St, EC2

Blackheath Halls, 23 Lee Rd, SE3

Cadogan Hall, 5 Sloane Terrace, SW1

‘Saturday Spectacular’ family concerts with Southbank Sinfonia

Cavatina Trust

Free concerts

Kings Place, 90 York Way, N1

LSO St Lukes, 161 Old St, EC1

Website includes details of Family Concerts at the Barbican Centre

Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, SW7

Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd, SE1

LPO ‘Funharmonics’ concert series and other family events held here

St Martin in the Fields, Trafalgar Square, WC2

‘Mini Maestro’ family concerts

St John’s Smith Square, Smith Square, SW1

Wigmore Hall, 36 Wigmore St, W1

Events for children age 2+