Suzuki Organ is now internationally established as a unique approach to teaching very young children the classical organ.
In 1998 the initial research and development was undertaken by Gunilla Rönnberg in Sweden. The whole process was based on the philosophy of Dr Suzuki (1898-1998) that every child can discover and learn if nurtured lovingly in the right environment.
Children learn language by sound and so they are naturally attracted to this amazing instrument with its musical sounds of all sorts (from drums to trumpets to bird calls!). There is a fascinating array of keyboards and pedals, as well as the huge dynamic variety on the organ. And children thrive on repetition, so listening to good music every day is as natural as listening to language – always spoken with love to a baby.
The organ has a long and intriguing history, from ancient times to the 21st century. It is the only instrument that has been in continuous use for over 2,000 years! From a few simple pipes to the latest digital technology, the organ remains as the uncontested “King of Instruments.”
Young children start with musical games, play and improvisation on the organ pedal board. This large keyboard is ideal for gross motor movement and spatial development – using two toes before ten fingers.