Turning Frustration into Success!

Turning Frustration into Success!

Does your child get easily frustrated when something is hard? If the answer is yes, that is completely normal! The ability to overcome challenges is something that has to be built throughout childhood. Learning a musical instrument is the perfect way to develop...
The Art of Listening

The Art of Listening

To play on Elizabeth Bishop’s poem “One Art,” the art of listening isn’t hard to master. The Suzuki guitar teacher and Suzuki violin mom Michele Horner advises listening to the recordings of current repertoire ten times a day. That may sound like a lot, but the...
Practice Expectations During Covid-19

Practice Expectations During Covid-19

“To make a resolution and act accordingly is to live with hope. There may be difficulties and hardships, but not disappointment or despair if you follow the path steadily. Do not hurry. This is a fundamental rule. If you hurry and collapse or tumble down, nothing is...
The Magic of Repetitions

The Magic of Repetitions

Sometimes I tell my students that their fingers have brains. They get really excited & maybe even freaked out – and the best part is that I’m telling the truth.    Noelle Perrin, a Suzuki teacher trainer, uses this explanation with her students when she talks...