Your duty is to sanctify yourself. Yes, even you. Who thinks that this task is only for priests and religious? To everyone, without exception, our Lord said: Be ye perfect, as my heavenly Father is perfect. St. Josemaria

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Suzuki Violin

PrincessGirl is playing her group, a suzuki violin method. Shinichi Suzuki is the founder of the this method, he has this great book called, Nurtured by Love, The classic approach to Talent Education, I highly recommend to any parent is more than just about violin its about true love for a child. But here are a few of his thoughts,

" The only concern for parents should be to bring up their children as noble human beings."

"For the sake of our children, let us educate them from cradle to have a noble mind, a high sense of values, and splendid ability."

"A true artist is a person with beautiful and fine feelings, thoughts and actions."

He had a student that lived with him for the student's parents die during 2nd world war, and the boy convert to a catholic and Suzuki saw that he went to church every day and he told Koji, "Today you should go to church and play there before Christ. If you play with all your hear and soul, He will listen." When he came back, he said "It felt very good!" Suzuki said,
" Whenever you play, always think that Christ is listening to you. All right?"

This young men became the 1st non German to be the 1st seat Violin player on the German Orchestra and that is a big deal!

"Talent is not inborn, it has to be created."

1 comment:

Therese said...

What a wonderful story! I had heard of suzuki, but did not know that story!