Violin rentals are available from:
Johnson String Instrument
1029 Chestnut St.
Newton Upper Falls, MA 02464
Tel. (617)964-0954 and (800)359-9351
complete line of Suzuki material.
Required materials for our programs
include music books and recordings as follows:
For violin program
Suzuki Violin School Vol. 1 (music book)
Suzuki Violin School Vol. 1 (CD)
Important — Be sure to get the revised
edition of Suzuki Volume 1 and the
revised CD. Playing correctly with this
CD is a graduation requirement.
Music Reading Materials
Suzuki Institute of Boston scales & exercises CD (book with printed notation of the material on the CD to be available soon)
The Suzuki Institute of Boston offers a practice CD for the basic scales and exercises that we use. It includes accompaniments recorded by Donald Becker and David Tasgal. The exercises are fun and work well as a motivational tool. They also improve playing in tune and rhythmic skills after only one week of use. Students love practicing their scales with this CD. Students who can play correctly with this CD will be able to meet the basic technical requirements for learning the Suzuki pieces in books one and two.
The CD is available only from the Suzuki Institute of Boston or Johnson String Instrument.
Downloadable CD coming soon!
The ABC's of Violin for the Absolute Beginner
(music book series)
The ABC’s of Violin is an attractive collection
by Janice Tucker Rhoda that we use for our
beginning music reading classes. It starts with
basic decoding skills and moves to excerpts
from famous pieces as well as original works.
Unless your teacher tells you otherwise, get
book one of the series. For more information,
see ABC's of Violin.
Strings Fun and Easy
(music book series - Volume 1-4)
Strings Fun and Easy by David Tasgal
is used for basic music reading and contains
35 original pieces in various styles ranging
from the baroque to jazz and blues. The
included CD is outstanding as a motivational
tool and is lots of fun. Unless your teacher
tells you otherwise, get book one of the
series. For more information, see The Family
Nurtured by Love (Shinichi Suzuki)
Dr. Suzuki's own story of his life, work and
his philosophy of education for the young children.
To Learn With Love (William Starr)
A parent’s guide with helpful tips for motivation
and home practice by one of the founders of the
Suzuki Method in the United States.