I was reading another thread and it got me wondering... what exactly is the Suzuki method? I believe I was taught the Suzuki method when I started violin about 2 million years ago. But I can't even tell you what it is exactly. I know it goes through a series of books, but what else is involved? I have heard that some Suzuki students are not able to read music; at least they are not very proficient anyway. Perhaps there is more "playing by ear" hence the lack of sight reading ability. But, I think I am a decent sight reader, so it didn't seem to hinder me in any way. Besides going through the books, what is the "formal" definition of Suzuki and what are the pros and cons?
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