In the Suzuki approach each of these principles is used in the learning of an instrument (piano, violin, viola, cello, flute, guitar and voice).
Following the parallel with language learning, musical training may also start from birth. As the parents lead with language learning likewise with the support of a trained Suzuki teacher, the child will easily develop music ability. As with language, musical language begins at birth. Suzuki Early Childhood Music runs programs for 0-3year olds and 3-5 ½ year olds. Formal instrumental lessons may begin from 2-3 years of age depending on their readiness.