Annette Costanzi

Suzuki cello studio

Suzuki Method - Mother Tongue Approach

The Suzuki Method of teaching is based on an early start to learning. As early as age 3, child and parent begin with their observation period. This period is fundamental in providing a parent the understanding of the step by step process of learning the cello. It offers a child the opportunity to became acquainted with the teacher, the other students in the studio and an enticement to join in Suzuki cello lessons.

The parent and child learn together with their teacher forming a learning triangle. The parent practices with the child daily at home, guided by their teacher in lessons which they both attend together.

In the Suzuki Method, there are both weekly individual lessons and fortnightly group lessons with the other children in the studio. Learning to play the cello in the same way as children learned their mother tongue language develops many skills in a nurturing and joyful environment.

The cello students perform regularly both solo and in groups with a concert at the end of each term.

Reading “Nurtured by Love” by D S. Suzuki is highly recommended for insight and understanding of the method and philosophy.

Every Child Can”
Shinichi Suzuki

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Annette Costanzi was the first Suzuki Cello Teacher in the UK. She worked with Dr Suzuki in the UK and many other European countries as well as training with him in Matsumoto, Japan.

Annette enjoys teaching children all over the world as well as training teachers in the Suzuki Method.

She is a member of the London Suzuki Group.

Photo 1: Matsumoto 1987, Dr Shinichi Suzuki and Annette
Photo 2: Ireland, Dr Shinichi Suzuki and Annette

Musical ability is not an inborn talent but an ability which can be developed. Any child who is properly trained can develop musical ability just as all children develop the ability to speak their mother tongue. The potential of every child is unlimited”
Shinichi Suzuki
  • Barnwood Close, London W9 2RF, UK

The individual lessons are in the studio based in Little Venice, W9 2RF The group lessons are at St Stephens Church W2 5QT