At the heart of Suzuki Studies at CIM is the strong conviction that "every child has unlimited potential." 

This method, developed by Dr. Shinichi Suzuki in the 1940s, was inspired by the way language is learned in early childhood through the communication skills shared between parent and child. Dr. Suzuki's goal was not simply to develop professional musicians, but to help grow each child's character through the study of music.

Because this program begins at such an early age, the role of the parent as home teacher is integral to the child's progress. Suzuki seeks to develop the whole child; to expand his/her ability to learn, appreciate, and discover the joy of music. Once the fundamental playing skills have been established, creative music theory is added to teach the basics in reading music.

"Musical ability is not an inborn talent but an ability which can be developed. Any child who is properly trained can develop musical ability, just as all children develop the ability to speak their mother tongue." - Dr. Shinichi Suzuki