Hello, my name is Molly White, I teach the violin using the Suzuki method, a listening based approach also known as the Step Method, or Talent Education. I teach young students as well as more advanced students with an emphasis on creating a positive environment in which to develop skill and character.
The Suzuki method is also known as the Mother Tongue method because of the parallel between language and music acquisition for young children. Everyone can speak their mother language, and so can learn an instrument in the same way: by listening and emulating. Parents play an important role in the Suzuki method by learning the instrument along with the child and helping them learn practice skills at home.
In the beginning I teach students how to learn the music by ear, and later how to read musical notation. One of the most exciting aspects to this method is that students get to start playing pieces of music immediately with the Twinkle Variations by Mozart. The rest of the repertoire is organized into several volumes and consists of a combination of folk songs and arrangements of Baroque dances and original Suzuki composed pieces with more advanced repertoire as they progress.
I have openings for the Fall semester, and would be happy to schedule time for you to observe a lesson and answer any questions you may have. Feel free to read more about the international organization and the method in the link below.