The Suzuki philosophy states that it takes three parties to make the lesson experience a successful one; the teacher, the student and the parent. This is called the “Suzuki Triangle.” One parent must be designated as the “Suzuki” parent. The same parent will attend all lessons with their child and take an active part. The designated parent will sit in on all lessons and take notes with particular care to note assignments and goals for the following lesson as well as how to improve on the tasks being covered in the current lesson. Parents will also use a recording device to record lessons; this can be a tablet or a phone. The parent must leave the lesson with a good grasp of material being covered so that they can assist their child in practicing. The recording will be an invaluable aid. This is critical to success. It is important to stress that other activity such as talking on the phone, checking email, Facebook, etc. are NOT to be done during a lesson. Lesson time is for the teacher, student and parent to focus on student improvement and success. Parent involvement is not an option as it is critical to the success of the student!