Why Take Summer Lessons?

Why Take Summer Lessons?

We have all had to readjust our lives during this period of Covid-19. This summer will look differently than any summer we’ve lived through. I am so glad that the staff at Flute and Friends are committed to your ongoing music lessons! So many things have been shuffled...
Perfectionism

Perfectionism

Your child may be a perfectionist if… – They refuse to work isolated sections and insist on always starting from the beginning of a piece. – Are self-deprecating and/or very upset when they make a mistake What can you do? How you can support and encourage...
Practice Tip: Don’t Jump Back to the Beginning

Practice Tip: Don’t Jump Back to the Beginning

It’s really tempting to jump back to the beginning of a piece and try again when you make a mistake. Rather, I’d like to suggest that you isolate the section where you are having trouble and repeat that section a few times. Then, back up a little bit and play through...
Practicing Rhythm at Home

Practicing Rhythm at Home

We play a lot of games together in lessons and in group classes. How can you bring those home with you? When we think about rhythm practice, here are a few ideas: Put on the radio, your Suzuki CD, any music: can you find and feel the beat and clap along? *Take it to...
Do I Have to Practice Over a Break?

Do I Have to Practice Over a Break?

The answer is yes! It’s important to continue practicing over the break. It’s okay to take a holiday off or a day off here and there, but don’t take every day off! Practicing keeps your child progressing whereas significant time off can set them behind. You can find...