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Chelsea Fine Arts: It’s all in the Method

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Chelsea Fine Arts: It’s all in the Method
Artist Stephanie Villalba and her team of tutors are providing all ages with the chance to learn classical artistic skills and be creative in an inspiring studio space

Bridge Suzuki Music: Music Maestros

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Bridge Suzuki Music: Music Maestros
Toby Walker started learning the violin aged five and Charlotte Clemson at three. Both are proud ‘Suzuki kids’ – they followed the teaching philosophy of Dr Shinichi Suzuki – and they have now opened a Suzuki school at the Rocks Lane Multi-Sports Centre in Chiswick. Dr Suzuki developed a unique method that enables children to play to their best ability while absorbing key life skills at the same time. ‘Children start young (three-plus) when skills are easily mastered and they learn in a natural way by listening and repeating,’ explains Toby. ‘Lessons are on a one-to-one and group basis; making music is about communicating, so playing socially from the beginning is vital.’