The Suzuki method emphasizes the ability to learn based on the importance of listening. Being familiar with melodies and rhythm patterns enables quicker mastery of pieces and an increased capacity for musicality. Listening for a minimum of 20 minutes a day to the Suzuki recordings and/or classical music enriches the musical vocabulary available and familiar to students. Play recordings. Make it a normal event to have classical music playing in your home.

In addition to listening, please take your children to classical performances. Attend Boston Symphony concerts. Go to local high school performances. Support your community orchestras. There is a wealth of performances available at the New England Conservatory and other local schools that are free, open to the public, and exceptional. Exposing students to their future musical potential is important and often very motivating.