I find it interesting that one of the most common sayings among Suzuki teachers is “Suzuki training is parent training.” Lately I’ve been thinking about this in a slightly different way, in a perhaps more practical way. Emotional and psychological approaches are important for parents and teachers in order to know what works bests for
Each student pays for 33 private lessons and 2-3 groups per month, per school year. However, 35 lessons are scheduled per school year. If both teacher and student are present for the full 35 private lessons offered, no extra tuition will be charged. Because of this, there are NO make-up lessons of any kind for
Performance is at the heart of being a musician. It is the culmination of months and even years of hard, committed, and loving work. Music students learn that generosity comes in many forms and venues. In sharing their hearts with others, they also learn how to preserve, no matter what the external circumstances. Being vulnerable
In the Suzuki Approach, the role of the parent is very important. Parents practice with their children at home, attend all private and group lessons, and take notes for a clear understanding of the practice points for the week. Videoing the lesson is recommended.
Attending weekly private lessons, attending group classes and consistency of daily practice are essential for achievement to occur. Each piece of the puzzle is essential to the well-rounded success of the student’s musical education. Please remember, communication is the key, if your child will be absent or tardy to their lesson or a group, please
The length of the private lesson is determined by where the student is in the repertoire. This way each student has an appropriate amount of time to develop concentration. Time is added naturally to insure gentle increase for any additional material needed for a well-rounded music education. In general, the guidelines for lesson times are:
Hello all you wonderful Suzuki Families! This is a reminder of the upcoming solo recital we have this week end. I am happy to announce the logistics for the end of the year solo recital: When: Sunday, May 21, 2pm Where: Trinity Methodist Church 3200 Manatee Ave W, Bradenton, FL 34205 Wear: Sunday best Tuning: Please arrive
Violin, bow, case: of appropriate size and quality Wait for first lesson, so Martha can measure student Books to own: Nurtured By Love, Shinichi Suzuki or Ability from Age Zero, Shinichi Suzuki Recommended reading: Teaching from the Balance Point, Ed Kreitman Time to Practice, A Companion for Parents, Carrie Reuning-Hummel Necessary materials: Suzuki Violin Book