Magical Monday: Nurtured by Love
Magical Monday: Nurtured by Love

Magical Monday: Nurtured by Love Shinichi Suzuki (my hero!) said so many wonderful things to us for the sake of the world’s children. When ever I feel discouraged in my teaching or with a student, I am brought up short by his unwavering faith in humanity’s children. In his book Nurtured by Love he wrote:

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Special Sunday
Special Sunday

Although this day, too, is defined partially by a day without teaching, my heart and mind look ahead to the next day with my students. I practice with special intent on my own instrument, welcoming in my Spiritual self. I review what I intend, knowing I will attract the vibrations I am. This day is

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Silly Saturday
Silly Saturday

I enjoy waking up to a relaxed day, usually with something fun planned with friends. I think about my students, hoping they are practicing the violin and enjoying it in a leisurely way. I plan my practice time on this Saturday. I have promised students’ families that I will practice every day. I cannot ask

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Fascinating Fridays
Fascinating Fridays

The end of the “work week” brings its feeling of fascinating freedom…the excitement of “having time” to myself. The rhythm of my life is about to change. Yet occasionally I’ve also experienced a little sadness driving back over the magnificent Skyway Bridge to my home. I don’t know why, and it’s very subtle, but my

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Thrilling Thursday
Thrilling Thursday

I begin my Thursday teaching by driving over the famous “Skyway Bridge” which spans Tampa Bay between my home in Bradenton and Saint Petersburg, Florida. This scene’s powerful beauty transforms my soul. I never take this experience for granted. I am in awe! My heart opens, my pulse races, and gratitude fills me. All is

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Wise Wednesday
Wise Wednesday

Sometimes it seems to me that each new generation of children come into the world with unique abilities to share.  Although I teach using the same beautiful Suzuki philosophy as I did 52 years ago when I started this joyful journey, today I experience my young students having a deeper knowing about life. They are

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