All Music can be taught in the “right environment” according to Shinichi Suzuki, the founder of the internationally known teaching method referred to by his namesake.
All children have the capability to learn a native language; it then goes without saying that they can learn a musical instrument. When a toddler is learning to speak, we do not put a book in front of him, but rather he learns by listening and imitating. Essentially a child learns to speak before he can read. As the child becomes well versed with the language, syntax is introduced.
This is the central philosophy of music education at Honoré Mercier. All children have the capability to learn if we create the right environment.
Music at Honoré Mercier is vital to the student’s growth and development. By using instruments such as drums and guitars, along with more traditional ones such as recorders, xylophones, and various other Orff instruments, the child develops a well-rounded approach to the world of music.
If a child hears fine music from the day of his birth and learns to play it himself, he develops sensitivity, discipline and endurance. He gets a beautiful heart.