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...
We Learn Everything The Same Way

We Learn Everything The Same Way

And it is by doing. Practice, habit building, repetition, reinforcement, routine; whatever you want to call it, there is no other way to build a skill or explore a mode of expression. So at the most fundamental level, learning is not very complicated or mysterious!...
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...
The Opportunity that Lies within a Mistake

The Opportunity that Lies within a Mistake

Why have we all gotten worse at learning? The assertion that children glom onto skills at a much higher rate than adults is, by this point, folk wisdom (it is also a central premise of the Suzuki Method.) Many propose simple explanations for this observation. One...