Suzuki Studies

Suzuki Association of the Americas now offers online teacher training! All teacher training courses are taught by Dr. Timothy Durbin

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Dr. Timothy (Terry) Durbin’s unique brand of teaching excellence makes him one of the most sought-after clinicians/conductors throughout the world. With infectious enthusiasm and inspired musicianship, he brings smiles and laughter to students throughout the United States and around the world. His dynamic teaching career includes over 800 workshops and institutes! His performance and teaching career stretches across the United States and Canada into Bermuda, Germany, Italy, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia,Thailand and Singapore, and he has recorded two CDs, including the complete chamber music of Marcel Dupre for the Naxos label. He has been appointed principal conductor of the Cave Run Symphony Orchestra beginning with the 2016 season. He has directed the South Dakota and Montana All State Orchestras. He is the holder of the American Suzuki Institute Suzuki Chair Award for 2013. Terry Durbin is also an accomplished composer and notable arranger.

Dr. Durbin holds a DMA in orchestral conducting from Claremont Graduate University in Los Angeles, California, a Masters in violin performance from the University of Illinois, an undergraduate degree in violin performance from the University of Alabama, and is currently the director of the Suzuki String Program at the University of Louisville. He is a registered teacher trainer with the Suzuki Association of the Americas.

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Suzuki Studies Program lessons, rehearsals, events, etc. will follow the University of Louisville's guidelines for the Spring semester regarding online and in person instruction. 

We currently offer online, in person, and hybrid lessons.

Talent Education

Shinichi Suzuki, violinist and teacher, began developing his system of education in the 1930’s.  He recognized children’s ability to assimilate language as an opportunity to enrich them through music.  He called this method the Mother Tongue method.  Suzuki believed that talent is not an inborn ability, but a skill that can be developed to a very high level in every child given the proper training and environment. Because Suzuki was a violinist, he applied his theories first to teaching children to play the violin.  The Suzuki Method, also known as Talent Education, now includes flute, recorder, cello, viola, string bass, piano, harp, and guitar.

Benefits of Suzuki Study
Suzuki students develop many skills beyond musical technique including problem solving, memory skills, perseverance and the ability to focus on a task.  Other benefits of Suzuki study are an increasing appreciation of music, development of an emotional outlet, sense of self-worth, discipline, and respect for other people with similar and diverse skills.

Areas of Study
Suzuki Strings

Suzuki Piano

Coming soon!

Suzuki Flute

Suzuki Guitar

Contact Information
502 852 1859

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