"I believe the Suzuki system is one of
the most fundamentally sound ways in
which to begin your child's musical training. We at CIM are deeply involved in
and proud to offer the Suzuki experience to the children of Northeast Ohio."
David Cerone President
DAVID CERONE, President of The Cleveland Institute of Music, has been instrumental in the development of the training materials used throughout the United States and Canada by Suzuki instructors and students. Mr. Cerone recorded the first four instruc¬ tion books of the standard repertoire for use in the home by students of the Suzuki train¬ ing method; early and regular exposure to these recordings stimulates the development of the musical memory and ear of the young Suzuki student. The playing of the recordings begins at birth and becomes a part of the child's environment during the important early developmental years. When the child begins his or her study, instrument in hand at age three, listening to the recordings continues, but attention is focused on the specific pieces being learned. Following this procedure, the child has learned the piece in his mind before he begins to cope with the problems of physically handling the instrument and bow in order to produce sounds. The Cleveland Institute of Music Suzuki program is fortunate to have the input of Mr. Cerone, whose work in this area has contributed to successful Suzuki study for children and their parents across North America.