Frequently asked questions
Why study classical guitar?
Classical training for children develops many cognitive skills not developed by other kinds of music. For adults, building on their already huge skillset is satifsying. And since it's more challenging everything else is easy to play, or so my students of all ages tell me.
What is the Ewald Suzuki Guitar Method?
The Ewald Suzuki Guitar Method embraces, nurtures and develops each child's innate abilities. Children develop cognitive, life and social skills as through learning guitar--and they learn to play remarkably well. It is based on the popular Suzuki Method, with music as the "mother tongue," taught internationally since 1946.
What is the difference between a classical guitar and other kinds of guitars?
A classical guitar, also called a Spanish guitar, is a hollow-bodied wooden instrument with nylon strings. An acoustic guitar is similar but with steel strings. The nylon strings of a classical guitar are easier on the fingers than steel.
What about reading music?
In this method students play "by ear" before they learn to read the notes. This is Dr. Suzuki's "mother tongue" approach to learning music: playing "by ear" at first allows a young guitarist to concentrate on how hands and fingers work. As in learning a native language, written notation comes after.
Is this affordable?
The tuition at the Ewald Suzuki Guitar Method is competative and a Group class for Pre-Twinklers is included in the tuition. Monthly payment plans are available as well as tuition paid by the term.