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Music Library Thematic Displays: Suzuki Method Collection

This guide showcases resources from the George F. DeVine Music Library centered on specific themes. Selected themes reflect UT School of Music events and programs, as well as cultural celebrations.

Suzuki Method

Suzuki Method

Suzuki's educational method is not a mere process of music education, but his philosophy and its application. In 1933 he realized that children of any nationality could freely speak their mother tongue regardless of their intelligence, remembering 4000 words by the age of five. He also noticed that young children accept high-level stimuli with hardly any pain, form voluntary desires and acquire excellent abilities, while learning their mother tongue as naturally as they develop their characters. He believed that good environments and conditions are conducive to the development of ability, as in learning speech, and decided to apply this principle to his violin teaching. Although not ruling out hereditary factors, he believed that any child could develop a high standard of ability by adapting external stimuli.


Shibata, M., & Kanazawa, M.  (2001). Suzuki, Shin’ichi. Grove Music Online. Retrieved 3 Jan. 2020, from

Suzuki Display

DeVine Display Case featuring Suzuki Methods materials

UT Violin Symposium and Suzuki Institute

UT Orchestra Concert Master and first chair violin playing

UT Violin Symposium and Suzuki Workshop

A 3-day violin workshop with master classes, lectures, concerts.

Performers reserve the right to change their program without notice. Not all programs are determined prior to the performance. To view programs that have been set, click here.

All events are subject to change. For updates or cancellations, check the School of Music concert line at 865-974-5678 the day of the event.

 Friday, January 17 at 8:00am to 5:30pm

More dates through January 19, 2020

 Natalie Haslam Music Center, Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall
1741 Volunteer Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37996