Practice video: Review Games

How can you keep music practice interesting Welcome to Practice Corner! We’ve talked all about why review is so important to build our repertoire… but how do you keep it fun and engaging? This week we’ll go over some creative ways to use review games to keep practice interesting. Watch live (and ask questions)! Tune in … Read More

Pick a practice word

A challenge of ongoing practice is keeping everyone focused and motivated. Kids and circumstances change. With so much happening, it can be hard to keep your practice focused and relevant to your child’s skills and development, while also setting up your child for further learning, growth, and success. A word of the year For one … Read More

An attainable New Year’s resolution

by Elizabeth Gergel “To make a resolution and act accordingly is to live with hope. There may be difficulties and hardships, but not disappointment or despair if you follow the path steadily. Do not hurry. This is a fundamental rule. If you hurry and collapse or tumble down, nothing is achieved. Do not rest in … Read More

4 Holiday Tips for Guilt-Free Practice

It’s no secret that the holidays can be a challenging time for regular practice. School is out. Holiday activities pack the schedule. You might be traveling, or family and friends might be visiting from out of town. With so much happening during the holidays, how do you manage to fit in practice? But there’s a crucial … Read More

Bead chain practice challenge

ESMA’s 100 day practice challenge Students aren’t the only ones who need regular practice—teachers need it too. I recently started a #100DayPracticeChallenge with some fellow Suzuki teachers. It’s simple: practice 100 days in a row. And you know what? That’s something I’ve (surprisingly) never done. As I was preparing for the challenge, I realized that … Read More