In the 30s the Japanese violinist, Shinichi Suzuki was once asked, to teach a four year old boy to play the violin. For a while he asked himself how to do this. But one day it struck him that all children in the world learn to speak their native language by listening and imitating from an early age. He thought that this method must be the best way for learning. That was the start of the method, which he improved constantly during his whole life.