Practice Corner: Self-Efficacy

Are you familiar with the concept of self-efficacy? Self-efficacy is similar to self-esteem, but is slightly different and not as well known. Self-efficacy is when someone believes in their ability to reach goals and execute behaviors. It is directly tied with one of our important Suzuki concepts that success builds success. Children have high self-efficacy … Read More

Practice Corner: Changing Teachers

During the course of musical education, students are bound to have a few different teachers. Whether it be for a music camp, switching teachers, or a temporary change there are a few things that can make the transition smoother: Appreciate the Differences: There are bound to be some small things that are different between teachers. … Read More

Practice Corner: Observation

At the end of every Little Notes class we take the opportunity to write down an observation about our class and what was experienced. Since there are so many firsts in early childhood, this is relatively easy to accomplish. Observation is also highly important in Suzuki teacher training. We spend hours observing master teachers for … Read More