Download all the Suzuki Violin Book recordings -- for when you can't find the CD!

May 11, 2014, 8:18 PM · Where did the Suzuki CD go?

It's a question that my students and their parents seem to ask each other on a regular basis. Good news! As of last week, you can download all the recordings from Amazon! Since it's a pain to search for these on Amazon, I went to the trouble for you and have compiled this list of all the MP3 downloadable recordings available for the violin, viola, cello and bass Suzuki books.

Suzuki students
With a roomful of Suzuki students!

You will notice there are a number of options available for violin. A word to the wise! Most teachers now use the Revised Editions, and the recording that corresponds to the Revised Editions is the newest one, the version by William Preucil. If you still are not sure which one to get, ask your teacher.


Suzuki Violin Book 1
Suzuki Violin Book 1 (William Preucil)
Suzuki Violin Book 1 (David Cerone)
Suzuki Violin Book 1 (David Nadien)
Suzuki Violin Book 1 (Shinichi Suzuki)

Suzuki Violin Book 2
Suzuki Violin Book 2 (William Preucil)
Suzuki Violin Book 2 (David Cerone)
Suzuki Violin Book 2 (David Nadien)
Suzuki Violin Book 2 (Shinichi Suzuki)

Suzuki Violin Book 3
Suzuki Violin School, Vol. 3 (William Preucil)
Suzuki Violin School, Vol. 3 (David Cerone)
Suzuki Violin Book 3 (Shinichi Suzuki)

Suzuki Violin Book 4
Suzuki Violin Book 4 (William Preucil)
Suzuki Violin Book 4 (David Cerone)
Suzuki Violin Book 4 (David Nadien)

Suzuki Violin Book 5
Suzuki Violin Book 5 (William Preucil)
Suzuki Violin Book 5 (Koji Toyoda)

Suzuki Violin Book 6
Suzuki Violin Book 6 (William Preucil)
Suzuki Violin Book 6 (Koji Toyoda)

Suzuki Violin Book 7
Suzuki Violin Book 7 (Koji Toyoda)

Suzuki Violin Book 8
Suzuki Violin Book 8 (Koji Toyoda)

Note from the Editor: The last two books, 9 and 10, are Mozart Concertos No. 5 and 4, and I urge students to find a variety of recording artists and listen to those!


Suzuki Viola Book 1 and 2 (William Preucil)

Suzuki Viola Book 3 and 4 (William Preucil)

Suzuki Viola Book 5 (William Preucil)

Suzuki Viola Book 6 (William Preucil)

Suzuki Viola Book 7 (William Preucil)

Suzuki Viola Book 8 (Michael Strauss)

Suzuki Viola Book 9 (Michael Strauss)


Suzuki Cello Books 1 and 2 (Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi)

Suzuki Cello Books 3 and 4 (Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi)

Suzuki Cello Book 5 (Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi)

Suzuki Cello Book 6 (Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi)

Suzuki Cello Book 7 (Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi)

Suzuki Cello Book 8 (Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi)


Suzuki Bass Book 1 (Gary Karr)

Suzuki Bass Book 2 (Gary Karr)

Suzuki Bass Book 3 (Gary Karr)


May 12, 2014 at 01:08 PM · useful resource, maybe you could include it in your "violin facts" tab as well.

May 12, 2014 at 02:59 PM · You ROCK Laurie!! Thanks for this list and article-VERY helpful!!

May 12, 2014 at 08:31 PM · Thanks Laurie!! I'm posting a link to this on the SAA Discussion forums.

May 12, 2014 at 11:33 PM · There is also a CD available by William Preucil for the revised edition of Suzuki Violin Book 6.

May 13, 2014 at 04:16 AM · Thanks Laurie!

May 13, 2014 at 01:20 PM · Hi Joyce, I didn't find that one available as an MP3 download -- hopefully it will be, soon! I'll revise this page as more become available; please e-mail me if you discover that another download is available that I haven't listed!

May 13, 2014 at 04:43 PM · Thank you again, Laurie.

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