Following the philosophy of the world renowned pedagogue and
humanitarian, Shin'ichi Suzuki, the faculty at the Western Springs
School of Talent Education and the Naperville Suzuki School have
been enriching the lives of children through the study of music for
over thirty years.
WSSTE and the NSS enjoy a reputation for excellence that is
well-known throughout the world. We offer instruction in
violin, viola, and cello. The Suzuki approach deals with much more
than teaching a child how to play an instrument. It seeks to
develop the whole child, to help unfold his natural potential to
learn and become a good and happy person.
Our faculty is comprised of highly trained professional
musicians. All faculty have a bachelor's degree in music
performance or music education and are extensively trained in the
When children start their lessons at an early age, a parent
participates by attending lessons, taking notes and practicing with
the child at home. We teach the children to play by ear at
first, allowing the student to focus on posture, tone, intonation
The important skill of reading music is added to the curriculum
after the basic skills of playing the instrument are mastered.
Our purpose does not lie in a movement to create professional
musicians, but to create persons of a beautiful mind and fine
ability. We engage in human education through music so that
children will grow with beautiful and high sensitivity, through an
unparalleled, uniquely musical approach.