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

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

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

Register for Summer Suzuki Music Institutes

Suzuki Institutes are a great way to get a new violin experience. You’ll get the opportunity to work with fantastic teachers and spend quality summer time with your child. There are often scholarships available for students to attend. Some of the registration dates are coming up soon, so don’t delay: Northwest Suzuki Institute We are … Read More