Parent’s Role in Our Educational Process

Fall ConcertParents play a uniquely important role in the Suzuki approach used at Barrett Suzuki Music School. They play an active part in their child’s learning, because they are actually learning to play the instrument along with their child in the beginning.

Children are used to learning everything from their parents in the beginning of life, because their parents are the consummate role models for their child. At our school, we continue this process with our music lessons.

Advantages of Learning with Your Child

Fall ConcertParents rent stringed instruments along with their child and learn alongside them at lessons for the first three months of training. Many parents enjoy it so much they continue with their child throughout the entire learning process! This method teaches parents what it’s like to learn an instrument first-hand so they know what their children are feeling.

The Suzuki method challenges the parent to do more than grasp techniques intellectually and then coach their child, but the rewards are great. Even when a parent doesn’t actually learn the instrument, they attend every lesson as an integral part of their child’s practicing and learning.

Contact us today in Reston, Virginia, and ask us anything about a parent’s role in our music school’s education process. We teach young minds throughout Reston, Vienna, Fairfax, Springfield, Great Falls, and Fair Oaks, Virginia.