The Suzuki Piano Method teaches students to play piano by listening to recordings and by imitating their parents. (Parents need no previous piano experience.) It is based on the concept that children learn to speak before they learn to read, and therefore, they can learn to play music before they learn to read it. The Suzuki Method is also based an a very positive attitude toward piano lessons and practice. The Suzuki Method has been successfully taught to young children with extraordinary results The Suzuki student practices a few minutes each day with a parent. A piano, or a keyboard with full size keys is necessary for this practice.
In addition to learning to play the piano with the Suzuki Method, all students are taught to read music notation. The combination of Suzuki Method and traditional note reading method produces a very musical student.