Historical Documentary on Dr. Suzuki



"Birch Trees and Violins "is a 26 minute black and white archive film produced in 1965 and aired on Japanese television about Dr. Suzuki and his philosophy. Dr. Suzuki was 66 years at the time this film was made, and it remains a profoundly moving documentary of his vision and pedagogy. This narrated Japanese film is a nostalgic look back to the origins of Suzuki Method in Matsumoto.

Subtitles are available in the following languages at this time: Italian, French, Lithuanian, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Spanish, German, Vietnamese, Polish, Ukranian

To access the subtitles on the YouTube video, go to "Birch Trees and Violins" with Subtitle Translations.
Android devices: click on the three-dot icon at the right-hand top of the screen and then on Captions
IOS devices: click on the cogwheel at the bottom of the screen (Settings) and go to Translations
New languages will be added in pdf and also as subtitle captions on the film as they are completed:
Chinese, Turkish, Russian, Estonian, Catalan, Tagalog, Arabic

ISA thanks the TERI president, Dr. Ryugo Hayano for making this video available world-wide to all teachers and families. And to Ruth Miura, ESA Suzuki Piano Teacher-Trainer, for her work coordinating the text translations.