The Academy of Strings Benefits

Overall Music Advantages

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  1. Creates a high quality musical environment
  2. Trains the ear to discriminate musical points (students and parents)
  3. Allows all children/youth to play well through a systematic approach
  4. Expands the classical music audience
  5. Raises expectations in performance
  6. Expands idea of talent
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Educational Principles

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  1. Achievement through early learning and persistence
  2. The importance of individual time-table
  3. Manageable, one-step at a time approach to learning
  4. Memory constantly improves
  5. Belief in ones abilities carries over to other tasks
  6. Self-confidence developed
  7. Parental involvement + constant learning
  8. Happy atmosphere + receptive mind
  9. Value of persistence & Value of repetition
  10. Value of quality
  11. Importance of aural learning skills
  12. Success determined by time and effort put in
  13. Skills in self-assessment

Individual Benefits

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  1. Fine personalities
  2. Appreciation for beauty in music and life
  3. Development of both sides of the brain
  4. Academic skills
  5. Problem-solving skills
  6. Self-assurance
  7. Reasonable sense of competition
  8. Available venue for the release of tensions
  9. Flexibility and problem-solving ability
  10. Valuable friendships
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Family Benefits

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  1. Develops close relationships
  2. Wonderful course in parent/child relationships
  3. Encourages peace in the home
  4. Provides a regular opportunity for quality time together
  5. Encourages positive home environment
  6. Intergenerational bonds develop
  7. Encourages parents to help and give their valuable time

Suzuki Teenagers:
Proof of the Pudding

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  1. Friendliness
  2. Poise
  3. Kindness and caring
  4. Balanced sense of self
  5. Sensitivity
  6. Strong aesthetic sense
  7. Thoughtfulness
  8. Leadership abilities
  9. Strong sense of values
  10. Organizational skills and efficiency
  11. Intellectual curiosity
  12. Good problem-solving skills
  13. Well-roundedness
  14. Composure in front of a group (playing or speaking)
  15. Well-mannered
  16. Have a good sense of values
  17. Mental agility
  18. Good musicianship
  19. Beautiful personalities
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