Joshua Tan - Aged 3 - Performing Violin At His First Concert
3 year old Joshua Tan playing one of the Twinkle variations at his first Suzuki soloists concert at St Nicholas Church, Kenilworth.
Joshua was the youngest performer and kicked-off the concert.
He was actually really excited and enthusiastic about performing.
The Suzuki method is a music curriculum and teaching philosophy dating from the mid-20th century, created by Japanese violinist and pedagogue
Shinichi Suzuki (1898–1998).
The method aims to create an environment for learning music which parallels the linguistic environment of acquiring a native language.
Suzuki noticed that children pick up their native language quickly.
He reasoned that if children have the skill to acquire their native language,
they have the necessary ability to become proficient on a musical instrument.
He pioneered the idea that preschool age children could learn to play the violin
if the learning steps were small enough and the instrument was scaled down to fit their body.
Suzuki believed that every child, if properly taught, was capable of a high level of
The goal of such musical education was to raise generations of children with "noble hearts" (as opposed to creating famous musical prodigies).
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