Tag Archives: Suzuki

Gems from Ed Sprunger, II

28 Oct

Ms. Meredith continues… Asking Better Questions For me, teaching is an ongoing practice where I am constantly learning how to do it better – to be a good teacher is to always be a student.  In particular, understanding that when a student cannot do what you ask them to do is not about oppositional behavior […]

Why Listening?

24 Oct

Listening is the most important concept in the Suzuki Method!  A child’s ear will be well trained by listening, and the student will be motivated to want to play the music they hear.  Because the student will have the music memorized, it gives them attention to the challenges of playing their instrument. A child’s rate of […]

Why Review?

22 Oct

Children thrive on repetition and enjoy perfecting an idea they are comfortable playing.  Parents must have a positive attitude toward review and refinement by understanding and enjoying the aspects themselves. Review is a habit.  A review habit should be established early in a child’s musical training.  By establishing a routine, the student receives all the […]

It’s About the Music

06 Oct

Ms. Becki returns… Last week I had the privilege of visiting the Juilliard School of Music in New York City. One of my own Suzuki violin group class classmates teaches a course on Music Psychology, and also publishes a blog called The Bulletproof Musician. Last week he hosted another Suzuki violin group class classmate, Christian […]

Using Games to Invigorate Practice

17 Sep

Mr. Tyler continues… Another game is for helping to make parts of a piece automatic so that skill is inculcated.  In the study of piano we use this kind of practice a lot to solidify each hand before putting a piece hands together.  This is also a great way to practice to bring greater awareness to […]