Learning to play a musical instrument, like the cello, assists in children's development and enriches lives as adults. Our studio believes music instruction should be enjoyable, built on a solid foundation, inspire creativity and match each individual's goals. Lessons are conveniently located in the heart of Atlanta in the Kirkwood Neighborhood. Here area few of our offerings that sets us apart:
Marla Majett started her career as a full time music teacher in 1996, and has stayed active with her students. She earned a bachelor's degree in music from Furman University. As a former Suzuki piano and cello student, Ms. Majett has also taken Suzuki training with several Suzuki cello pioneers. As an advocate of the Suzuki Method, Ms. Majett was one of the founding members of the Suzuki Association of Georgia and served as vice president. She also served on the Steering Committee for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra's Talent Development Program, chaired the Advisory Committee on Race for the Suzuki Association of the Americas, is the director of the Kulea Music Institute, and currently serves as the president of the Suzuki Association of Georgia. Ms. Majett has also performed with various regional orchestras and ensembles.
Dr. Shinichi Suzuki was a violinist and professor who devoted his life to teaching young people. He believed that all children had the ability to learn on a high level, and that talent is developed through proper instruction. He was mostly known for the virtuosity of the very young students in his school.
After experiencing the atrocities of World War II, Dr. Suzuki began to develop his method of Talent Education. He patterned it after a mother's natural way of teaching a child to speak. The potential for each person is unlimited, and the early years before age five are the most crucial for developing mental processes and muscle coordination.
The basic tenets of the Suzuki Approach are: