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Wednesday, October 27, 2010


Wow! Isn't the internet amazing? When I was a young teacher just starting out in 1976, I had little in the way of resources. I had one book to consult about how to apply the Suzuki method of Talent Education. It was Dr. Suzuki's "Nurtured by Love" book. I read the entire book in about an hour (it's short), but I had so many questions. Since that time, I have taken many Suzuki teacher trainings, and I have had the benefit of gaining experience by teaching full time. I can now diagnose a student or teacher issue within minutes and offer helpful solutions. Come join me in a discussion of teaching or learning the Suzuki Method for violin. Post your questions or comments about your particular situation, and I'll do my best to answer them.


  1. I am the mom of a four and six year old boys just finishing their first year of Suzuki. I am a professional flutist and seasoned teacher on that instrument, but do not play the violin. We have been REALLY struggling. I have been loving your series on the book one pieces and look forward to your posts on motivation. I have been enjoying your blog so much that I decided to go back to the beginning today and read it all. I,ll probably have a lot of questions along the way. Just wanted to let you know why you,d suddenly be seeing all these crazy comments on super old posts!

    1. You go right ahead and comment and question all you like. I am enjoying your new insights. I love teaching, and I especially love helping parents see things from a teacher's perspective. Send me some videos!