Suzuki singing aims to develop a love for music through singing. The human singing voice is an internal instrument for everyone, so training it is different from training to play other instruments. The singing instrument is developed through different singing exercises that support the child’s natural singing voice. These exercises concentrate on relaxing, breathing, posture, coordination, and articulation. They help to relax the body and sensitize and activate the muscles to work as needed.
An important part of Suzuki singing is internationality education. We learn about other cultures by singing songs in their languages, such as the national songs of other countries.
Suzuki instruction in singing develops in stages of education from pregnancy to adulthood. During pregnancy, the fetus senses and hears sounds, music, the mother’s heartbeat, and the rhythm of the mother’s movements. It will learn the voices of its parents even before birth. The youngest Suzuki pupils are 2 months old, and the child can join private instruction at around age 3.
Training the skill of singing requires daily singing, supporting the natural singing voice, emphasising the importance of listening, and improving linguistic abilities. Learning comes from impressions, experiences, listening, and positive emotions. The lessons contain playing, rhyming, listening, singing, and practising.