Since 1993, Suzuki School, in Aosta, teaches music according to the Suzuki Method. This method, created by the Japanese musician, philosopher, and educator Shinichi Suzuki, argues that imitation is a fundamental strategy to accelerate the processes of acquiring new knowledge, especially in the early stages of life. In SFOM, teachers encourage children to start as early as possible ( at 3 years old, normally), with musical training and ensemble/orchestra classes.

Target Audience

Students and teachers from Sfom , Suzuki pupils and schools in Italy and Europe.


This is a long term project and experience from the Suzuki SFOM department. Education to music, by learning how to play a musical instrument, starting as early as possible ( at 3 years old, normally), has always been the main goal. Many concerts and events have taken place during the years, and playing in an orchestra has given a strong signal to the students of common design, covering educational purpose under more than music aspects.

Skills to be improved

  • Ear training by constant listening;
  • Improving brain and body activity by learning how to play an instrument since early age;
  • Improving young children natural imitation skills;
  • Sharing music, tone, intonation and musicality through group lessons;
  • Learning the discipline aspects that are necessary in the orchestra;
  • General enrichment with the sharing of a project with other schools through summer courses, national and international workshops, concerts, events etc;
  • Starting, in  a natural way, children’s contact with arts.

Training Team

Scuola di Formazione e Orientamento Musicale – Aosta: Adriano Coluccio, Fulvia Corazza, Sara Mangaretto, Antonello Peretto, Luca Taccardi, Stefania Ugolin.

Description and workplan

  • Musical training: Pupils attending the school 2 classes per week:
    • Children Music Laboratory (CML)- Rrhythm, reading and ear training skills. Starting age: 3-4 years old;
    • Instrument classes- They  start at 4-5 years old, with 30 minutes, then, according to skills and programme, the lesson time increases up to 1 hour. Students are selected according to their skills and preferences for the practice and study of a particular musical instrument. They can learn how to play violin, viola, cello, double bass, flute and guitar;


  • Ensemble/Orchestra classes: every fortnight, they meet to play together;


  • Chamber Music is also added for teenagers. 

Duration proposed

A school year- 27 weeks, plus summer camps and/or workshops.

Promoting Organization

Fondazione “M.I.Viglino per la cultura musicale”.

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