There are so many elements involved with playing the violin. Holding the violin comfotably on the shoulder, chin placement, correct bow hold, curved fingers, relaxed shoulders, etc. The list seems quite long. With the Suzuki Mother Tongue Approach, each element is introduced by itself so that it may be mastered before the next component is added. Theory, such as note identification and rhythm, is also taught along side the physical masteries of playing the violin. Once the basic technique of holding the bow and instrument is mastered, the student learns a fluid bow stroke on open strings. LIne upon line, skill is added. This is a tried and true method that teaches correct technique from the beginning. Playing and reading music simultaneously is a combined skill that is introduced after these basic skills are solidly in the mind and body.
What a beautiful sight it is to see and hear a young child playing with precision and clarity. The building blocks of the Suzuki method provide a soild foundation for correct development of the whole musician.