We Love

Play music like your mother tongue

I am passionate about teaching in any subject and my Montessori knowledge superbly compliments my 20 years of piano teaching because I have a thorough understanding of the teaching and learning process.



More about Maria Bengoechea

Music Learning Cycle

To get skillful we need to fulfill the four steps of learning. Every step leads to the next one and creates a learning cycle.

  • Listening

    Child and parents listen to the pieces to be learned which creates motivation. The music selected is that which everybody loves to play. It fosters motivation for the piano student: “I want to learn this piece”

  • Observing

    Child and parents observe other children’s lessons. The demonstrations, reading strategies and student-teacher interaction, included in the program, foster independence and create the confidence. “I can do it!”

  • Practicing

    Child and parents are trained in hand techniques for ease of playing. Teacher empowers them with specific steps to practice at home together. “I did it!”

  • Pride with Results

    Child gets positive feedback and understands what has been learned. Specific teaching techniques and learning strategies in our method establish integration resulting in gratification. “I feel good about my accomplishment!”

the Suzuki method

Music exists for the purpose of growing an admirable heart. - Shinichi Suzuki

Internationally acclaimed

The Suzuki method is now used for every musical instrument and in more than 92 countries all over the world.

The Key to success

Is the involvement of the parents both in the regular lessons and in the practice at home. It gives the family the benefit of emotional, intellectual and social growth.

Talent is defined differently

Children can acquire the skill to learn music if we do it the same natural way we teach them to speak. Dr. Suzuki named his school “Talent Education” because of his belief that all children with the right environment can learn music and develop “talent”, or “ability”. Suzuki based his approach on the belief that, “Musical ability” is not an inborn talent but an ability which can be developed.

Learn to play music naturally with joy

Children can learn the language of music the same way that they learn to speak which is first and foremost through listening. Dr. Suzuki called his method the “mother-tongue approach”. It is by being immersed with language in the environment that children begin to imitate sounds, repeat sounds, understand the meaning of these sounds and begin to communicate.

One Main Difference between Suzuki and Traditional Method

Children in traditional music training are expected to read before playing, which is a very unnatural process. In a Suzuki program children learn to play skillfully in an early stage and it does not depend upon reading, which is not only slower but is laborious. When the child achieves skillful playing, beautiful tone and positive encouragement from the teacher and parents, a cycle of motivation is created.


Pricing Table

Tuition is based on enrollment, not attendance. I guarantee to provide 29 lessons per year and the following options are available. All families are required to be members of the Czech Suzuki Association (Česka Suzuki Asociace). You will be handed a membership form and you will pay directly to them.

Frequently Asked Questions

3 years old but it depends on the child. In the pre-twinkle group children, which is 3 to 5 years old, new starters benefit immensely.

I can communicate in Czech, Spanish, German, French and American English. I demonstrate rather than speaking.

I guarantee 35 lessons. Extra lessons can be arranged for the summer or at other times by agreement.

No, the method’s success relies on the parent involvement.

See All FAQs
  • “My first experience with Mariyó Bengoechea was when I was very young. Through her I learned the piano technique, ear training and to appreciate all aspects of music. I was lucky to learn in a friendly and fun environment she provided. Thanks to her I am now a professional musician, fully engaged and in love with music and the piano, since the age of 9, and now, 30 years old.”

    Jorge (Bebo) Rivera/ Jazz pianist, composer

  • “It is obvious that Maria has many years of experience working with children. She is persevering and patient in her aims and she knows exactly how to achieve them. Another significant features of her personality is warmheartedness and kindness which makes her playing and teaching so special. We are very fortunate to be in her class.”


    Student: Mikoláš /Jana Hrabaňová

Contact Us

In the same way that every child learns to speak their native language, the Suzuki method allows the natural learning of the instrument.


Dobeska Studio
Nad Lomen 1770
147 00, Praha 4

Brevnov Studio
Na Petynce 23a
Prague 6, 16900, Brevnov