Ode to Maestro Jeremiah

Composed by his friend Janet (with thanks to Billy Joel) on the occasion of his graduation from Suzuki Volume One last spring.  A concise and lyrical summary of what I love about teaching the Suzuki method!

Play us a song, O Piano Man! Play us a song today!


For we're all in the mood for a melody, and it's you we have chosen to play.


Under your fingers the keys fo a dance: hop and bounce out a tune.


They take on a life of their own with your sill; O, will we see your name in lights soon?


You did Mr. Suzuki so proud; you aced Book Number One!


For you practiced and practiced night after night; along the way you even had fun!


Your recital is special to all: family friends and you.



Your musical ear is a gift to the world. You give Mr. Suzuki his due.