Finding Community: The Suzuki Approach

Finding Community: The Suzuki Approach

By now you’re probably familiar with the Suzuki triangle that connects students, teachers, and parents in the process of music learning. These three branches create the framework upon which the entire philosophy is built. However, just beyond the edges of that...
Why We Play Old Repertoire

Why We Play Old Repertoire

When your child moves on to a new piece in the Suzuki book, they may think that they no longer need to play the previous one. Afterall, they’ve mastered it. That’s why they’re allowed to continue, right? On the one hand, yes, only when a student has demonstrated the...
Constructing Positive Feedback

Constructing Positive Feedback

As teachers and practice parents it is important to express constructive positive feedback to our students. Suzuki cello teacher, Alex Revoal, recommends considering the following steps in order to craft effective and supporting feedback: 1. Be specific –...
Eleven Books to Read about Music

Eleven Books to Read about Music

When I was a child, my siblings and I were obsessed with an interactive book on famous composers. Books can open up the worlds of our favorite music and composers. Below, I recommend eleven books about music for your children to cozy up with as the days grow colder....