Children learn words after hearing them spoken hundreds of times by others. Listening to music every day is important, especially listening to pieces in the Suzuki repertoire so the child knows them immediately. Karin recommends listening at least 2 hours every day to the Suzuki repertoire a student is about to learn. Knowing what the music is supposed to sound like gives give students the ability to correct themselves when practicing later. Because only passive listening is required, children can easily listen to their Suzuki repertoire in the background while completing homework, riding in the car, or getting ready for bed.