Suzuki Quotes

1. You’ll make mistakes; we all do but trust yourself and think for you.
2. When Love is deep, much can be accomplished.
3. Beautiful Tone, Beautiful Heart.
4. If you have the spirit of a young child, you never age.
5. Man is the Son of his environment.
6. Music is the language of the heart without words.
7. Every child improves depending on his/her parents.
8. Great music develops and educates high sensitivity in everybody.
9. The “Law of Ability” will develop each and every child.
10. Creating desire in your child’s heart is the parent’s duty.
11. I respect all living things.
12. A New World begins with a young child.
13. Parents who have smiling faces have children who have smiling faces.
14. Any child can be developed. It depends on how you do it.
15. Perhaps it is music which will save the world.
16. There is no born genius. Education is the way to develop ability.
17. Everything depends on you.
18. Good or evil, beauty or ugliness, daily behavior itself becomes one’s flesh and blood before one realizes it. It becomes habit through repetition.
19. What does not exist in the environment will not develop in the child. By no means only words or music, but everything, good or bad, is absorbed by the child.
20. Self-evaluation is the highest sense as a human being. The children should not only advance but repeat and evaluate their progress.
21. If you grow up in a Stone Age environment, you become a Stone Age man.
22. Now, and 1000 years from now, most important is to educate the person.
23. Those parents who think their children have no ability are not good parents.
24. Don’t hurry don’t rest. Without stopping, without haste, carefully taking one step at a time will surely get you there.
25. Play with heart. Play with living soul.
26. There is no point where we can say, “This is enough.” Always seek finer music, finer performance. Eventually this will change from a learning attitude to a joyful quest which will last throughout our lives.
27. Talent Education, for the happiness of all children.
28. Tone has living soul. Without form it breathes.
29. Parents and teachers should not only teach and nurture a child, but also keep watch over where a child’s true essence and sphere lie. (Koji Toyoda)
30. Parents who recognize their child’s potential ability are good parents.
31. Everyone can improve. With this belief I have advanced my ability one step forward.
32. Education means to teach and develop. Without development there is nothing.
33. Do not hurt anybody’s heart.

These quotes will help you and your child to understand Dr. Suzuki’s philosophy. They help children with self-confidence, memory and performance ability. Please help your child/children to memorize these quotes.


11 responses to “Suzuki Quotes

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  2. I grew up as a Suzuki Piano student and I am now a Suzuki Piano teacher. I am so happy to find these quotes online. Thank you for sharing these! God bless you!

  3. That’s Awesome…. Yes Suzuki Method brings happiness in all sorts of ways. Are you going to the Japanese Convention next Mark in Matsumoto??

  4. Lydia Oey

    Thank you! I’ll use these for my newly adopted son as well as my students. What are Sample Study sheets? I’m teaching piano and studying violin with my daughter. I’d love the perspective from a violin teacher.

  5. Fantastic. Thanks for sharing this page of quotes. I am a new Suzuki guitar teacher and am building my studio. I looked on line for quotes, and clicked on your site. Thanks so much for sharing!


  6. I am no longer using study sheets! Now I use “Smart Music” I will send you an old Study Sheet so you can see what I used to do. However, I found it makes the mothers lazy – so now Mom and Dads have to take their own notes. is a wonderful tool. I can make assignments for all of my students and they record them at home and send them back to me. This works especially well with Long Distance students. I would definitely look into Smartmusic!

  7. Thank you! Sample study sheets are basically a Microsoft word document with a table and assignments starting with listening, tone, review polished piece, current piece. I don’t use them for every student because I realized that this meant I never knew what the parent was understanding and practicing at home so now I ask parents to send an email with their notes. I still make study sheets in special cases. As Dr. Suzuki said – “case by case”

  8. Lydia

    Great to have a simple breakdown of the practice (and reminders as a teacher). Thanks again!

  9. I am now making Study Sheets again – AND I use !! Study Sheets include Listening, Tone, Review, Reading, Polished Piece, and Previews of the coming attractions… 🙂

  10. ally

    awesome blog! 🙂 Thank you for sharing..

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