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...

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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...

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Practical Tips for at Home Practice!

Practical Tips for at Home Practice!

Always wash your hands before practicing! This is for germ prevention as well as for the preservation of your instrument. Do not use lotion before playing. The oils can hurt the wood of a guitar or the metal of the flute and make playing/holding your instrument more...

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Suzuki Misconceptions

Suzuki Misconceptions

Fallacies You May Have Heard About the Suzuki Approach There are many misconceptions about the Suzuki Approach to music education. Many parents and traditional music teachers believe them to be true, either because 1) they don't fully understand the philosophy or 2)...

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The Role of the Suzuki Parent

The Role of the Suzuki Parent

The Suzuki Triangle: Student, Teacher, Parent. All are equal components of a successful Suzuki experience, but what exactly is the role of the parent? Suzuki education differs from traditional methods of teaching primarily because of the parent’s involvement in the...

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Why Start Early Suzuki Lessons?

Why Start Early Suzuki Lessons?

Shinichi Suzuki’s simple but profound observation, that universally, all children are fluent in their native language at a very early age is not only inspiring, but also gives us an opportunity to rethink current models of early childhood education. If this feat...

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