Nurture loving human beings

Help develop each child’s character

Develop professional musicians


NJ Suzuki School’s teachers are registered SAA (Suzuki Association of the Americas) and specially trained Suzuki method. Teachers are committed to creating an environment that fosters your child’s development of talent, skill, discipline, expressiveness, and joy. Suzuki instruction includes a weekly lesson, and in addition, group lessons are offered to give students the opportunity to play music together with fun. Lessons are open to all interested students, ages 3 to adult.

  • Morris Plains NJ Studio : 981 Tabor Road Morris Plains, NJ 07950
  • Fort Lee NJ Studio : 1224 Anderson Avenue Fort Lee, NJ 07024

NJSSM Philosophy

Dr. Suzuki’s goal was not simply to develop professional musicians, but to nurture loving human beings and help develop each child’s character through the study of music.

The NJSSM strongly believes in the Suzuki approach to music education.

  • Nurture loving human beings
  • Help develop each child’s character
  • Develop professional musicians

Basic ideas of the Suzuki philosophy

  1. Children begin lessons at an early age and learn to play by ear
  2. At least one parent is involved by attending each lesson and practicing daily with the child at home
  3. Parents play the Suzuki recordings at home each day. Listening develops the ear and helps the child progress more easily
  4. Working in small steps with lots of repetition builds the child’s concentration as well as their ability
  5. Taking group classes in addition to private lessons, as well as attending concerts, help motivate the child

Shinichi Suzuki Quetes

“Our aim needs to be the nurturing of children. The moment we rigidly convince ourselves, “Education is what we’re after,” we warp a child’s development. -1-  First foster the heart, then help the child acquire ability. This is indeed nature’s proper way.”― Nurtured by Love


“Teaching music is not my main purpose. I want to make good citizens. If children hear fine music from the day of their birth and learn to play it, they develop sensitivity, discipline and endurance. They get a beautiful heart.”