Shinichi Suzuki

1898 - 1998

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Shinichi Suzuki (鈴木 鎮一, Suzuki Shin'ichi, 17 October 1898 – 26 January 1998) was a Japanese musician, philosopher, and educator and the founder of the international Suzuki method of music education and developed a philosophy for educating people of all ages and abilities. An influential pedagogue in music education of children, he often spoke of the ability of all children to learn things well, especially in the right environment, and of developing the heart and building the character of music students through their music education. Before his time, it was rare for children to be formally taught classical instruments from an early age and even more rare for children to be accepted by a music teacher without an audition or entrance examination. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Shinichi Suzuki has received more than 51,324 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia. Shinichi Suzuki is the 532nd most popular musician (down from 456th in 2019), the 647th most popular biography from Japan (down from 587th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Musician.

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Among musicians, Shinichi Suzuki ranks 532 out of 2,662Before him are Jan Kubelík, Tommy Lee, Anton Karas, Clive Burr, Alan Walker, and Joe Pass. After him are Riccardo Cocciante, Radu Lupu, Tom Petty, Artie Shaw, Christian Lorenz, and Lucio Battisti.

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Among people born in 1898, Shinichi Suzuki ranks 100Before him are Fyodor Kuznetsov, István Dobi, Michel de Ghelderode, Lionel Robbins, Joseph Kessel, and Alfred Schmidt. After him are Kang Sheng, Helen B. Taussig, Ferenc Plattkó, Étienne Decroux, Jacques Doriot, and Princess Marie-Auguste of Anhalt. Among people deceased in 1998, Shinichi Suzuki ranks 93Before him are Bruno Munari, Frithjof Schuon, Efim Geller, Christian Mortensen, Zbigniew Herbert, and Birger Ruud. After him are Nguyễn Văn Linh, Lucio Battisti, Vladimir Demikhov, Richard Hamming, Clara Rockmore, and Hans von Ohain.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Shinichi Suzuki ranks 647 out of 6,048Before him are Prince Kan'in Kotohito (1865), Takao Nishiyama (1942), Takeo Takagi (1892), Chiang Wei-kuo (1916), Kon Ichikawa (1915), and Satoshi Tajiri (1965). After him are Tsuyoshi Kunieda (1944), George Ohsawa (1893), Yoshiyuki Tomino (1941), Hosokawa Gracia (1563), Hideo Shinojima (1910), and Nakano Takeko (1847).

Among MUSICIANS In Japan

Among musicians born in Japan, Shinichi Suzuki ranks 4Before him are Joe Hisaishi (1950), Kitarō (1953), and Isao Tomita (1932). After him are Mitsuko Uchida (1948), Hide (1964), Shigeru Umebayashi (1951), Yuki Kajiura (1965), Yoshiki (1965), Susumu Hirasawa (1954), Takanori Nishikawa (1970), and Gackt (1973).