(Since 10/8 1999)
The Suzuki Method is based on the“Mother Tongue”
method of education which was established by
Dr. Shinichi Suzuki
the founder of the Talent Education Research Institute
(known throughout the world as the Suzuki Method).
Ones ability to speak ones native language is not inborn. All abilities including music are developed through circumstances.
Memorial Mass for Dr. and Mrs. Suzuki (2021-01-26up)
On January 23, 2021, the Memorial Mass for Dr. and Mrs. Suzuki was held from 11:00 a.m. at
Matsumoto Catholic Church.
This year, only a few people attended the Mass at the church because of Covid-19 pandemic.
Although the Mass was short and there was no music, many people were able to participate since it
was distributed online.
We have posted the video of the Memorial Mass on our YouTube Channel.
The following is an abridged translation of TERI President Hayano’s greeting message;
Thank you very much for attending the Memorial Mass for Dr. and Mrs. Suzuki.
It has been 23 years since Dr. Suzuki passed away on January 26, 1998.
After his death, the Memorial Mass has been held every year by volunteers.
However, four years ago, the Board decided to hold it as an official event of TERI.
This year, due to COVID-19, Mrs. Hiroko Suzuki and I attend the online Mass from home,
and Prof. Toyoda sent us a recorded message in advance.
Usually, many teachers come to Matsumoto, and play Eccles Sonata together at the end of the Mass.
It is sad that we cannot perform, but instead we decided to live broadcast the Mass using Zoom,
so that the teachers who have had no chance of attending the Mass before can participate this time.
Dr. Suzuki should be pleased that we are attending the Mass in this new way.
Condolence on death of Mr. William Starr (2021-01-13up)
William Starr sensei, who was a close friend of Dr. Shinichi Suzuki and later served as the first
president of the Suzuki Association of the Americas (1972-74), passed away on December 26. He
was 97 years old.
He first came to Japan in 1967. The following year, he visited Japan again and spent a year or so in
Matsumoto with his wife Constance and their eight children. During his stay in Matsumoto, he
studied the essence of the Suzuki Method. After returning from Japan, he devoted himself to the
development of the Suzuki Method in the U.S. and published many books about the Suzuki Method.
He became the first president of the Suzuki Association of the Americas and then the first chairman
of the International Suzuki Association.
We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to him for his contributions for many years and
pray for his soul to rest in peace.
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