Before our Mid-Winter break (no classes Sunday, February 20 – Saturday, February 26) please register for our upcoming Suzuki Practice-A-Thon, which begins the day we come back from the break, Sunday, February 27, and culminates with the outdoor Suzuki Benefit on Saturday, March 12! The two-week period of the Practice-A-Thon and Suzuki Benefit is an…
Suzuki Benefit and Practice-A-Thon 2022
Practice Strategies- A Virtual Parent Conversation
Nora Friedman led an insightful Practice Strategies conversation with parents on Zoom on Wednesday, February 2nd. One of the main topics discussed included doing your best to find empathy for your child when they’re having trouble with something. It can be tough at the end of a long day, when you’re trying to squeeze in…
On Suzuki method and methodology
It’s important to remind ourselves of these core teachings from Dr. Suzuki (courtesy of suzukiexperience.com). http://suzukiexperience.com/2018/01/07/What-the-Suzuki-method-means/ The following article outlines some things to keep in mind within the Suzuki Triangle (teacher, parent, child) https://www.wsste.com/single-post/2017/11/06/Triangle-Communication-Lines
Suzuki Early Childhood Education: What About the Parents?
This article outlines some thoughtful concepts that parents can keep in mind as their child begins music instruction in Suzuki Early Childhood Education. 20 Important Concepts Parents Learn in Suzuki ECE
Paper chain for each day of practice
Suzuki students are hard at work prior to the big festival concert on January 29. Each link of this paper chain represents a day of practice for a student.
Freakonomics Podcast: How to Become Great at Just About Anything
How to Become Great at Just About Anything
Article: Finger Warm-up Exercises
FINGER WARM-UP EXERCISES TO EXTENDED FLEXIBILITY AND PREVENT OVERUSE INJURY
This is a great collection of coloring sheets, many music themed.
Article: How Playing Music Changes the Learning Brain
Unpacking the Science: How Playing Music Changes the Learning Brain
iTunes Suzuki Bass School, Vol. 1 by Gary Karr Suzuki Cello School, Vols. 1 & 2 by Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi Suzuki Guitar School, Vol. 1 by William Kossler Suzuki Piano School, Vol. 1 by Seizo Azuma Suzuki Violin School, Vol. 1 by William Preucil Amazon Suzuki Bass School, Vol 1: Bass Part, Book & CD Revised…
Newtonian cello class
Their cello teacher suggested an experiment with gravity…
Practice while on vacation
Here is Gertrude practicing on a very old, completely out of tune piano on an estancia in San Antonio de Areco, Argentina. Bundled up against the cold, but happy to have found a piano.
Practicing while on vacation
You can practice while on vacation! Here are Lou and Leo playing outside of Château Carcassone in France.
Ideas for daily practice! Practice with the help of The Musical Monkeys — a website with diverse and interesting practice challenges. http://www.themusicalmonkeys.com/practice-challenges.html
Practice for Winter Holidays
Christmas star~ A fun incentive/challenge for the weeks before Christmas: black and white star cutout glued on red card stock, cut out a tad bit larger around. Students color one facet of the star for every time they practice. Give them one focus area per week, split in three steps. When they prove they have…
The Amazing Slow Downer App
This app slows down any music on your phone or computer without changing the pitch! It’s called “The Amazing Slow Downer” ($15) https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/amazing-slow-downer/id308998718?mt=8