Yes, they can! Students in the New International School (NewIS) of Japan summer program learned to play the violin after only a few weeks of daily group lessons. The Suzuki Method has the students learn by ear, and they can all do it! The technique fits well with the New International School philosophy, which emphasizes learning through experience throughout the regular school year. All of the NewIS children learn to play the violin from age six, and many go on to other instruments as well. They also learn all subjects in both English and Japanese. For information about NewIS go to http://newis.ed.jp.