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...
Parent Involvement

Parent Involvement

How are you supporting the Suzuki triangle? (Parent, student, teacher) Observing your child’s lessons is hugely important to their development. We as the teachers only get to see your child once a week, but you get to see your child much more often! When you observe...
The Value of Group Class

The Value of Group Class

There are wonderful learning opportunities offered in group class! Many of these skills can not be acquired in a private lesson alone. This is why group class is required and so imperative for a comprehensive music education. Performance • gain experience playing in...