Tips to Make it Stick!

Tips to Make it Stick!

Memorizing pieces and returning to old pieces by memory are key aspects of the Suzuki method. Here are some tips for your student to increase music retention: 1. Say and Play. Say the notes aloud while you play them. For wind instruments, say the notes while putting...
Which Recording is Best?

Which Recording is Best?

Many of our Suzuki songs date back hundreds of years, to different eras of music. Because of this age gap within our books, some of our pieces can be performed in many different ways, and need to be studied and practiced differently. Some Suzuki pieces may be...
The Importance of Regular Practice

The Importance of Regular Practice

We’ve all heard the age-old adage “practice makes perfect,” but what does it really mean to practice? According to the dictionary, there are three definitions: to perform or work at repeatedly so as to become proficient, to train by repeated exercise, and to do...
Making The Music Come Alive!

Making The Music Come Alive!

Music makes you feel many different emotions – joyful, angry, sleepy, etc. While learning how to express your emotions while playing music, it may be helpful to experience music in new ways. Listening to music while dancing, drawing or painting, or even playing...