Remaining true to Suzuki’s sources
using current forms
of presentation.

Motto of the German Suzuki Association


Developing and Testing New Teaching Materials

Kerstin Wartberg, Director of the German Suzuki Teacher Training Institute, works in close cooperation with numerous colleagues, mainly teacher trainers from Europe and America, on the publication of up-to-date tutor books with companion CDs.

Their comments and those of selected teachers in America, Australia and Japan are considered for inclusion in the final edition of the new materials.

The international publishers Alfred (the publisher of all Suzuki Schools), Edition Peters and ISTEX MUSIC PUBLICATIONS have so far published 30 items by Kerstin Wartberg. The publications are available in English, German, French, Spanish, and Chinese.

Dr. Shinichi Suzuki with his wife Waltraud and Kerstin Wartberg


Dr. Shinichi Suzuki,
in his foreword to STEP BY STEP wrote:


“Kerstin Wartberg was the first German to study at and graduate from the Talent Education Institute in Matsumoto, Japan. In the many years since then, my wife and I have been in close contact with her.

I am pleased that she wants to share my teaching method and philosophy with the interested reader. I wish her publication a large circulation and hope that falls on fertile ground.”