The Magic of Repetitions

The Magic of Repetitions

Sometimes I tell my students that their fingers have brains. They get really excited & maybe even freaked out – and the best part is that I’m telling the truth.    Noelle Perrin, a Suzuki teacher trainer, uses this explanation with her students when she talks...
Flute Hand Posture: Learning and Balancing “C”

Flute Hand Posture: Learning and Balancing “C”

Learning and playing a “C” on the flute is a fundamental pillar of Book 1. From Cuckoo to Bourée, C is found in every piece consecutively for a great reason: it’s challenging to play, yet a vital part of beginning the flute! Balancing the flute while playing is an...
How To Learn A Song

How To Learn A Song

Understanding Song Format  It all starts with a melody that persists in your ear, your heart, your feet. A melody that makes you dance and sing is a melody you will remember for a long time. The Suzuki Book 1 songs were composed to accomplish this goal – melodies that...
Are You Listening?

Are You Listening?

Suzuki methods, from the outside, seem arduous at best: asking your child to perfect a classical piece from memory? That explanation sounds DAUNTING. But fear not! If you and your child are listening to their piece everyday, there will be no issue with performing the...