Progress, Not Perfection

Progress, Not Perfection

Feeling burnt out? Don’t want to practice? Feel exhausted? You’re not alone – it’s hard to feel motivated and excited all the time. Our brains are actually wired to have productive and rest periods, both in small increments of an hour and larger increments of a full...
Summer Suzuki Institutes

Summer Suzuki Institutes

As this year progresses, parents will begin to plan their summers out, setting time aside for sports camps, vacations, and the like. But what about music? Is there anything special for Suzuki families that they can participate in? The answer is YES! Summer Suzuki...
Music Babbling

Music Babbling

Recall your child’s first word… Now imagine it was their first sound. What if they had emerged silent and pondered speech until they were ready to present the fruits of their observations? “Go,” or perhaps “Mama.” In language, as in music, sense coalesces out of...
Listen

Listen

Music students ought to love music. This is not a terribly controversial statement, but it is often seen as irrelevant. For some parents and teachers – and indeed in the Suzuki philosophy – the main idea behind music lessons is that the child develops...
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...