Category Archives: Suzuki

Inching Through Twinkle Variations with Non-Pareilles

Johnny has had four violin lessons and one group class. It’s so strange to see how different two children can be. After years of telling friends that my kids were more alike than not, as violinists at least they show … Continue reading

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Suzuki from a Pop Musician’s Perspective

Nerissa: My niece, with her band, has recorded her first single, which she wrote, sings lead on and plays bass on. It’s a rocking song called “Speak Up!” and my kids just got their mitts on a CD of it. … Continue reading

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Alignment Enlightenment

Nerissa: Each week, our violin teacher gives us a practice plan, a sheet with a grid on it with the days of the week horizontally across the top and various items listed vertically on the left hand side of the … Continue reading

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Why You Should Listen to Music #24

I had the good fortune to attend a Suzuki parent talk by my old friend fellow guitar teacher Dave Madsen. Dave and I knew each other 20 years ago when we were both working at the Loomis Chaffee school in … Continue reading

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How a Three-Year-Old Has a Guitar Lesson

Nerissa: So we started Johnny on Suzuki guitar lessons. Yes, he is three-and-a-half. No, he can’t understand the difference between my gently suggesting that he might not want to dump his glass of watercolor paint wash all over the table … Continue reading

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