Edie Bennett has taught Suzuki Method violin lessons
for more than 35 years, and specializes in teaching
young children. Her students range in age from 2
to adult. Edie is a certified teacher with a Masters
The Bennett Suzuki Violin Studio of Portland is the perfect place to discover and cultivate your natural musical ability in a warm and nurturing environment.
"Dr. Suzuki was always developing new ideas and techniques to keep his teaching fresh and relevant. I look for creative ways to present the "building blocks" of the Suzuki Method, and tailor the lessons to fit each situation. My focus on praise and positive encouragement comes directly from Dr. Suzuki's teaching, modeling, and inspiration." - Edie Bennett
"Musical ability is not an inborn talent, but an ability which can be developed. Any child who is properly trained can develop musical ability, just as all children develop the ability to speak their mother tongue. The potential of every child is unlimited." - Shinichi Suzuki
In Suzuki Method lessons, a student plays by ear at first with a gradual transition to note reading. For more information click here.