Practice tips: Jodie on a Suzuki podcast

It always helps to have more thoughts and tips on how to make practice enjoyable and productive. Recently Jodie got to share some tips during an interview on the Beyond the Music Lesson Podcast. Check out the show for her advice plus lots more from the hosts, Abbey and Christine.

Suzuki Violin Workshop, Feb. 8-9, 2019

Early registration ends Oct. 31 Our friends at Willamette Violin Academy are holding a special 2019 Suzuki Violin Workshop. Styled after a Suzuki Summer Institute, participants perform in group classes, music analysis workshops, popular music improvisation lessons, masterclasses, a parent talk, and an information session on instrument selection and care. Internationally renowned clinicians deliver a … Read More

Upcoming Suzuki workshop

Workshops, masterclasses, group events & parent talk, all levels, Feb. 24 My friend and colleague Kara Eubanks at Willamette Violin Academy has helped organize a wonderful all-levels Suzuki workshop on Sat., Feb., 24. (And yes, this is the same day as the recital, but it starts later in the day. Sometimes you really can do … Read More

How to download Little Notes listening

Week 1 and Week 2 listening available on iTunes and Apple Music As you know, our Suzuki listening is an important part of our days not just in class, but at home too. While our Little Notes listening (Week One, Week Two, plus some bonus lullabies) is available on CD, you can also get your … Read More

Suzuki Parents: Tell us how we can help you with practice

From our in-studio library to our Practice Corner videos, we’re looking at new and better ways we can help Suzuki parents with practice and the ups and downs of working with your child on their musical journey. In 30 seconds, you can tell us how we’re doing and how we can help you better: Fill … Read More

Practice video: Why Live Performance Is Essential & Wonderful

How concerts inspire musicians of all ages Welcome to Practice Corner! Whatever the season, there are live music performances you and your child can attend. From summer concerts outside, to going to a jam or concert anytime of year, live performance excites and inspires musicians of all ages. There’s nothing like seeing how music gets … Read More

Practice video: Practice Buddies: Creating a neutral voice

Your child doesn’t have to feel defensive about practice mistakes Welcome to Practice Corner! How do we help a child with mistakes without the child feeling attacked or criticized? The answer can be as simple as a helpful frog, ladybug, or dinosaur. Dr. Suzuki says: “Creating desire in your child’s heart is the parent’s duty.” … Read More

Practice video: Preparing for Recitals

Is your child preparing for a music recital? Welcome to Practice Corner! Whether a Suzuki book graduation or a full-on studio recital, performances can be a time of celebration, anxiety, and opportunity for your Suzuki kid. Yet the recital prep you do at home can be far more important than the recital itself. The tone … Read More

Practice video: The Importance of Summer Institutes

Why should your summer include a Suzuki institute? Welcome to Practice Corner! Suzuki summer institutes are around the corner. Why should your child go to one? Today we are discussing how inspirational and fun a Suzuki summer institute can be. Here in Eugene, we are lucky to have an institute in our own backyard! On … Read More