At North Birmingham Suzuki School we believe that every child has natural ability and is able to thrive and learn in the correct learning environment. Our teachers, who are all qualified Suzuki teachers, work together with the children and their families in order to create this environment to not only produce high quality musicians, but most importantly, well-rounded human beings.
Parents attend the lessons and share the learning process with their child to develop and strengthen their bond, as well as grow into the role of being the 'teacher at home' and lead the daily practice sessions. We offer instrumental lessons on violin, viola and piano - please click on the relevant link in the menu above to find out more about the Suzuki philosophy and method of education.
As well as having individual lessons, the children also attend group classes where they learn together with others and work on ensemble skills, team building activities and technical work on their instruments. Many of them become good friends and their social skills develop as they grow and progress through the program.
Coming from all different backgrounds, they learn a lot about each other and many of their friendships last for life. Additionally, in group lessons, there is the opportunity for chamber music of all kinds and participation in music festivals, competitions and orchestras such as the Birmingham Central Ensembles as well as the National Children and National Youth Orchestras.
We also offer additional classes such as Kodaly musicianship and Dalcroze Eurhythmics in which all musical concepts are taught and learned through movement based activities involving the whole body. These classes have shown great success with children of all ages as they do not only improve their musicianship but also develop gross and fine motor skills, coordination, listening and team work. They are great fun for the children as they involve mainly the senses that are underused in today’s day to day life: kinaesthetic and aural learning.
For more information about the classes that NBSS offers, please click on the menu at the top of the page or contact us here.
“We all have unlimited shortcomings. Yet one way of seeing things is to consider our lives as a time frame that allows us continually to work at changing our weaknesses into strengths. This, I must say, is an intriguing task.”
Shinichi Suzuki, Nurtured by Love: The Classic Approach to Talent Education