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Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Violinist Mark O'Connor digs into resume of the founder of Suzuki Method and finds lots of misleading errors
Documentation showing that Suzuki was not accepted by Klinger as a student. See O'Connor's blog for complete details.
It turns out that Schinichi Suzuki, founder of the Suzuki Method which has taught millions of kids how to play the violin, really padded his resume with lots of factual errors. He had claimed that Albert Einstein was his guardian and that he studied for eight years during the 1920s as a student of Karl Klinger at the Berlin Hochschule. Violinist Mark O'Connor, in his blog Parting Shots has found out that none of this is true and levels some critical comments at the Suzuki method in general.