About Mary Beth

Mary Beth Pocock holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Texas at Austin and a Virginia Teaching Certificate. She has completed the Suzuki teacher training courses ECC-3 and is an active member of the Suzuki Association of America.

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The Suzuki Method

The Japanese violinist, Dr. Shinichi Suzuki, developed a teaching model he called the mother-tongue method.  The method stemmed from his recognition that virtually all children learn to speak their native language. Special Features of the Suzuki Method include parent involvement, early…

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Parental Responsibilities

It is the duty of the parent to attend every lesson with their child, guide the child’s daily practice, create a supportive learning environment at home, provide daily opportunities to listen to the Suzuki CD, and enrich the child’s musical environment by attending concerts together.

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