Shinichi Suzuki

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Birthday
17, 1898
Birthplace
Japan
Death Date
Jan 26, 1998 (99)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
17, 1898
Birthplace
Japan
Death Date
Jan 26, 1998 (99)

About

Teacher and violinist who created the Suzuki method of music education.

Before Fame

His father owned a violin factory, and Suzuki spent his youth teaching himself to play the violin by listening to musical recordings and imitating what he heard.

Trivia

He advocated that children be taught the violin from an early age, and he opened a music school in Matsumoto that accepted all applicants.

Family Life

He met and married Waltraud Prange in 1905.

Associated With

He and Seiji Ozawa were Japanese classical musicians.