Yes. Since I began teaching violin lessons in 2004, I have noticed substantial differences between the Suzuki method and the traditional method. The main difference that sets the Suzuki method apart from the traditional method is parental involvement. When parents are present during lessons, they can take notes on technique as it is introduced. These notes can then be reinforced in the home with gentle reminders, which allows for the technique to develop into the child’s muscle memory. Ingraining good technique into muscle memory will help the child advance quickly, which leads to improved motivation. The traditional method relies on the child to do everything that was discussed in the lesson during his/her home practice. While this may work for an adult, it can quickly become overwhelming for the younger student. It is important to have a practice helper (the parent) so that more of the lesson is recalled.