New Little Notes Class

For Eugene families interested in our Little Notes 0-3 baby music class, beginning with Fall Term 2015 we have added a fourth class! Here is our Fall Little Notes schedule, and you can register anytime: Wednesdays, 9:30–10:30 a.m. (waiting list only) Wednesdays, 11 a.m.–12 p.m. Thursdays, 10:15–11:15 a.m. Saturdays, 10:15–11:15 a.m. Enrollment for Little Notes is … Read More

Cozy Friend Practice Game

Want to try something new in your child’s practice? Here’s a suggestion from Julie, whose daughter and son are ESMA violin students: In our family, stuffed animals are called cozy friends. In this practice game, 8 cozy friends “compete” against each other to see who is the best at guessing which of 2 practice spots … Read More

What is the key to success?

In our Suzuki music lessons, we talk a lot about the importance of perseverance and practice. But there’s something else just as important—if not even more important. In this TED Talk video, consultant-turned-math-teacher Angela Lee Duckworth describes what she considers a key indicator of how a child can succeed. It’s a little thing called “grit.” … Read More

Even Babies Benefit from Music

Research continues to demonstrate how a baby’s development improves when he or she participates in interactive music activities: Early Childhood Music Research Published – Suzuki Association of the Americas As a teacher and a mother, I can’t say this comes as a big surprise! Singing with Baby Connor is a joy to us as a … Read More