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 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

Practice video: Appreciate your child’s unique journey

Keep faith in the process How do you connect with your child’s unique journey? Welcome to Practice Corner! Today we talk about staying focused on the work we do with our children and how to appreciate the small steps of learning. Your child has their own unique journey that won’t look like anyone else’s. Keep faith … Read More

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

Practice video: The importance of review

Why are review songs important? Join Jodie for a discussion of the importance of review. Review is such a large part of the Suzuki philosophy, and it can make a difference in the success of the child. Watch live (and ask questions)! Tune in every other Monday evening at ESMA’s Facebook Page for new Practice Corners. … Read More