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Notes from a Suzuki Mom: Keeping Joy Alive

Thursday, May 31, 2012

In today's post, Nerissa Nields talks about the big fear every music-loving parent encounters at some point: If I push my child too hard, will he just end up hating music? For me, the highlight of Nerissa's post is the moment she realizes that both…

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Why You Should Listen to Music

Monday, March 26, 2012

Today's post from Nerissa Nields compares exposure to music to exposure to language: for her, and for Suzuki teachers, musical fluency happens for any child with enough practice and exposure. Nerissa, however, also brings up a bigger and more…

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For Violinists, How Young Is Too Young to Go Pro?

Monday, March 12, 2012

Thanks to Nerisssa Nields for another thoughtful blog post about the adventures of being a Suzuki Mom. In today's post, Nerissa describes how her daughter Lila busked – without realizing it was illegal!  in the Charlotte Airport. In recounting the…

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The Ice Cream Pedagogue

Friday, March 09, 2012
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How a Three-Year-Old Has a Suzuki Guitar Lesson

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Nerissa Nields, one of our regular contributors, writes about Suzuki guitar lessons with her son Johnny. Nerissa describes how Johnny, initially uninterested in guitar lessons, comes around to them and even says that he "wuvs" them. Nerissa's…

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For Parents: Why Music?

Friday, February 17, 2012

Playing a string instrument is a tremendous investment for both the student and the teacher. Money, time, energy ... so is it worth it? Based on my own experience, I believe that this sacrifice is one that reaps endless rewards.

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Notes from a Suzuki Mom: Suzuki Mom Tricks

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

So many of you have responded to our Notes from a Suzuki Mom series that I contacted Nerissa Nields and asked for another article. Nerissa kindly agreed to allow me to repost her latest Suzuki entry from her blog Singing in the Kitchen. In today's…

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Notes from a Suzuki Mom: The "Twinkle" Year

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Today our blog post comes from Aparna Asthana, a Suzuki mom and dedicated parent. Her son Rohan, who was born prematurely, struggled early on with speech and with fine motor skills. Aparna writes about her drive to teach Rohan the violin, their long…

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Notes from a Suzuki Mom: Not the Model Suzuki Mom

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

For today's post, Nerissa Nields from Massachussets shares a story in response to Megan Crownholm's Suzuki Mom entry "When the Student is the Teacher." What I find especially exciting in Nerissa's entry is the way she closes the post: after a tough…

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Notes from a Suzuki Mom: When the Student is the Teacher

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Today, we're posting our first customer blog! And it's a charming, lovely story from Megan Crownholm in Germany about the frustrations and joys of being a Suzuki mom. If you'd like to contribute to our blog, email me at joec@sharmusic.com. A big…

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