International Edition. By Viola Michael Isaac Strauss, piano accompaniment R. Kent Cook. This edition: International. Method/Instruction; SmartMusic; String - Viola (Suzuki); Suzuki. Suzuki Viola School. CD. Published by Alfred Music (AP.30444).
Item Number: AP.30444
Teach viola with the popular Suzuki Viola School. The Suzuki MethodÂ® of Talent Education is based on Shinichi Suzuki's view that every child is born with ability, and that people are the product of their environment. According to Shinichi Suzuki, a world-renowned violinist and teacher, the greatest joy an adult can know comes from developing a child's potential so he/she can express all that is harmonious and best in human beings. Students are taught using the "mother-tongue" approach. Each series of books for a particular instrument in the Suzuki Method is considered a Suzuki music school, such as the Suzuki Viola School. Suzuki lessons are generally given in a private studio setting with additional group lessons. The student listens to the recordings and works with their Suzuki viola teacher to develop their potential as a musician and as a person. This CD of the Suzuki viola method, Volume 8, features recordings by Michael Isaac Strauss accompanied by R. Kent Cook.
Titles: Three-Octave Exercises * Concerto in B-flat Minor (Vivaldi/Preucil) * Song Without Words, Op. 109 (Mendelssohn/Preucil) * Advanced Shifting Exercises * Sonata in D Major (for Violin and Piano), Sarabande (Leclair/Preucil) * Sonata in D Major (for Violin and Piano), Tambourin (Leclair/Preucil) * Fantasia VII for Solo Viola (Telemann/Preucil) * Fantasie for Viola and Orchestra (Hummel/Preucil) * Romanze, Op. 85 (Bruch/Preucil) * Toccata (Frescobaldi/Cassado/Preucil).
About Suzuki Method
The Suzuki Method is based on the principle that all children possess ability and that this ability can be developed and enhanced through a nurturing environment. All children learn to speak their own language with relative ease and if the same natural learning process is applied in teaching other skills, these can be acquired as successfully. Suzuki referred to the process as the Mother Tongue Method and to the whole system of pedagogy as Talent Education. The important elements of the Suzuki approach to instrumental teaching include the following:an early start (aged 3-4 is normal in most countries); the importance of listening to music; learning to play before learning to read; -the involvement of the parent; a nurturing and positive learning environment; a high standard of teaching by trained teachers; the importance of producing a good sound in a balanced and natural way; core repertoire, used by Suzuki students across the world; social interaction with other children. Suzuki students from all over the world can communicate through the language of music./p