The International Academy of the Suzuki Method History

Talent Education Research Institute Building
Talent Education Research Institute Building
Soon after W.W.II, in 1946, the Matsumoto Music School was established by Shinichi Suzuki. Suzuki’s Talent Education philosophy spread and many research students began to come to Matsumoto to study with Dr. Suzuki. In April of 1974 the Talent Education Music School was established and Dr. Suzuki designed and directed a teacher training program. He continued to direct and teach this program for 20 years. More than 180 students have graduated from school, and most of these graduates are members of the Talent Education Research Institute and teach in various places all over Japan.

More than 200 students from North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia have come to study the Suzuki Method and many of these foreign students who graduated from the Talent Education Music School have gone on to become leaders of the Suzuki Method in their own countries. Prof. Koji Toyoda succeeded Dr. Suzuki’s work as the Principal of the Music School after he passed away in 1998. April 1, 1997 the Talent Education Music School received new accreditation as the International Academy of the Suzuki Method and in 1999, Prof. Koji Toyoda became the Principal of the school.

 

Prof. Yukari Tate succeeded Prof. Koji Toyoda and became the Principal of the Academy in April, 2010.
From 2014,Hiroko Suzuki,the President of TERI,has worked as the Principal of the Academy.

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