Legendary violinist Ivri Gitlis (almost 91 years old) listens to Marié Rossano playing Mendelssohn’s violin concerto Op. 64, 3rd movement, and apparently likes what he hears.
These days, our beloved Mr. Perlman has put out very useful videos for our young violinists. Watch this violin legend talk about the challenges of performing the Beethoven Violin Concerto:
Back in the days when I was younger, a budding violinist, touring across Mexico playing concerts and recitals, here is a picture that my parents have in what used to be my home. I had forgotten about it. This time in my trip to visit my family, I “snatched” it and… here it is:
My mother used to put this picture on an easel at the front of the venue where I was performing, when concert attendees were walking into the concert hall. Not much of a smiling picture, but I certainly was happy playing my violin!
Now, I am trying to give my students the best experience so that they, too can enjoy playing the violin and succeed. No, I’m not saying that I want ALL my students to be professional musicians. Whether they decide to be musicians, my goal for them is that they can rip the benefits and enjoyment of playing music, as well as a great work ethic and perseverance toward a task that many consider difficult. Every child can play!, as Shinichi Suzuki said.
Until next time!
Dr. Shinichi Suzuki realized two main facts about the natural development of language, which he realized could also be applied to musical education. This influenced his creation and implementation of the Suzuki Method:
- Children learn to speak naturally by being immersed in the language-filled environment around them.
- By receiving the proper encouragement and nurturing, children imitate what they hear.
For young children, The Suzuki approach is the most natural and simplest method to learn music.
It extends from ear training, and goes beyond the basics to the most intricate aspects of musical expression.
Regardless of your child’s performance level, the principles of the Suzuki Method can bring excitement and progress toward musical excellence.
The highest standards of music teaching, violin technique, performance, musicality, and enjoyment.
The Love Nurtured Music Program holds a great commitment to the Suzuki Method philosophy, quality of instruction, and the highest standards of professionalism, with more than 25 years of experience and proven success in music performance and teaching young children.
“Rigo has provided violin instruction to my daughter for almost two years now. I have been incredibly impressed with the patience that he displays working with her and her peers, since they are so young and new to playing an instrument. Under Rigo’s guidance I’ve watched my daughter progress tremendously, and we look forward to a continued partnership with Rigo in the future. Top qualities: Personable, Expert, Creative.”
“We knew about Mr. Rigo through one of my son’s friends who takes violin lessons with him. One time this boy played the violin beautifully at one of my son’s school music programs. I could not believe how well a five year-old could play the violin. My son had started to show an interest in violin, so we talked to Mr. Rigo about it. He was very personable and professional when I talked with him on the phone. I had several questions and he answered them thoroughly. Then, he invited us to visit his studio and watch him teach. After we saw Mr. Rigo teach and visited with him, my husband and I realized that he was the perfect fit to teach our son. Mr. Rigo is a great teacher with my son and explains to me how to practice every difficult spot in the violin pieces. I have been amazed at how my son longs to play his violin now. He’s been learning faster than I thought he would learn. Mr. Rigo has a way of making every lesson fun and memorable. He is very enjoyable, fun-loving and he’s as accessible and friendly as anyone can be. He is very professional and always communicates very well with us about all the things happening in his studio. We are very happy with him and would recommend him to anyone.”
“My daughter is 10 and loves her violin lessons with Mr. Murillo. She’s been making a lot of progress with her violin pieces since she’s been taking lessons with him. We moved to Allen about a year ago and now I can see the difference in my daughter’s violin sound, intonation, and musicality. Mr. Murillo is extremely knowledgeable of violin technique and also has just the right sense of humor to get the points across to my daughter. He really makes every private and group lesson fun and my daughter looks forward to having her violin lessons every week. She also loves Mr. Murillo’s group violin classes and has a great time playing with the other children and with the violin trivia games and gets sad when the lesson ends. Mr. Murillo’s instruction really makes all the group play at a very high level together. I don’t know what we would do if we had to move far away again. Mr. Murillo is a true gem. It is truly worth the drive from Allen.”
“Mr. Rigo is a great teacher and a lot of fun. He has a great sense of humor and both my daughter and I look forward to violin lessons every week. Now, after 2 years, I see a lot of things about the Suzuki method that I didn’t know before. Mr. Rigo always tells me how to practice with my daughter and I am learning a lot about how to deal with her personality. Mr. Rigo is constantly recommending things to do to learn the violin pieces well and how to get my daughter to learn faster and play better. I can recommend Mr. Rigo any day.”
“Suzuki violin has open so many doors to my son (he is 6 years old). At first, when my son said that he wanted to learn violin I thought that it was going to be more difficult than it came out to be. I played the piano as a child but I always thought the violin was more difficult and I wasn’t sure how I would help my son with violin. Mr. Rigo is very patient with my son and has helped him improve his concentration not only when he plays the violin, but also with his homework. Violin lessons with Mr. Rigo are fun and enjoyable. He explains how the Suzuki method works and how to practice the violin pieces better. He’s is an outstanding violinist and teacher.”
I just want to tell you how much my daughter and I enjoyed your group classes at the Suzuki workshop. She had a great fun time playing the fiddle songs and learning the body motions. I sure hope we see you at the Suzuki camp next year. You are wonderful with the children and have them play so well. Both my daughter and I have been inspired by your sessions. Thanks for your enthusiasm!”
Press About the Love Nurtured Music Suzuki Program
Very young children can be taught to play an instrument using the Suzuki approach. The child learns by listening, imitating, and repeating sounds, just as we learn to talk. The Suzuki music method takes children through music learning from infancy to excellence in music performance. The main purpuse of the Suzuki music lessons is to teach discipline, hard work skills, and a noble character to children.
The Suzuki Method creates a partnership between the teacher, parent, and child, inspiring a fine musical ear, self-confidence, and a lifelong love of music. The “Suzuki Parent” attends all individual and group lessons. Your Suzuki music teacher will give you all the necessary tools to help your child with daily home practicing, as well as providing instructions for the Suzuki music listening assignments. No previous music or teaching experience is necessary.