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Suzuki Program in Hattiesburg
The Suzuki program at Westminster Academy of Music & Arts is based on the teaching philosophy of Japanese violinist Shinichi Suzuki. Dr. Suzuki based his approach on the belief that “Musical ability is not an inborn talent but an ability which can be developed.” He began to apply the basic principles of language acquisition to the learning of music, and called his method the mother-tongue approach. As when a child learns to talk, parents are involved in the musical learning of their child. Listening to music every day is important, and constant repetition is essential in learning to play an instrument. Children age 4 and up are accepted.