SECE and the Suzuki philosophy
World-renowned educator, Shinichi Suzuki, recognised the unique contribution music can make in the total learning process. His method - also known as the Mother Tongue Method as it is modelled on how young children learn their first language - helps develop the whole child and from birth.
For further reading on the Suzuki Method we recommend Nurtured By Love (1983) by Shinichi Suzuki.
What to expect
The small, mixed-age music class is led by two team teachers: trained SECE teacher Hannah van den Brul, who is also a Suzuki violin teacher, and partner teacher. Together, they lead the group of parents and children through a fast-paced musical curriculum, reciting nursery rhymes, singing, playing high quality musical instruments, dancing, marching in time, twirling, counting, leading, taking turns, reading and listening.
A quiet space is set aside for parents to take their child, with support of one of the teachers,if they need a moment of calm. This keeps the atmosphere of Music Hour pressure-free and fully enjoyable.
The Suzuki Early Childhood Education programme develops musical, motor, cognitive and social skills including: understanding of dynamics, pitch, rhythm and speed, greater numeracy and vocabulary, group sensitivity, confidence in communicating, and a love of learning!
‘How can I prepare?’
Download the approved SECE curriculum recording Lullabies, Action Songs and Rhymes by Sharon Jones, David Jones & Rob Inch (available on iTunes) and start your daily listening!