The SIUE Suzuki Program bases its string instruction on the methods developed by Shinichi Suzuki in Japan in which a strong emphasis is placed on listening, imitation and parent involvement. Suzuki method's benefits include:
- Love and understanding of music
- Boosted memory
- Musicianship and sensitivity
- Enhanced self-esteem
Private and group lessons in violin, viola, and cello, as well as several intermediate and advanced reading ensembles, are available at SIUE.