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Three Ways to Improve Musicianship Outside the Classroom

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Christian Howes shares a terrific new blog entry with his top three ways to keep practicing when you're not in the practice room. Leave a comment below with your own "downtime" practice tips!  Good musicians practice.

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A Silent Violin?

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Aren’t violins made to be heard? Why would you want a silent one, then? Well, silent violins have several advantages (besides just being fun to play!). Here are some thoughts!

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Making It: My Life as a Working Musician

Thursday, August 02, 2012

In May of this year, we shared an article with our email subscribers titled "The Value of Music Degree." The article argued that a music degree, while it may not lead directly to a job, is still worth earning because of how much it can enrich one's…

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Shinichi Suzuki – The Man and the Violin Method

Friday, June 01, 2012
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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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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 thoughtful…

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Playing and Injury

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Have you struggled with a playing-related injury? Or if not, have you made a commitment to injury prevention? Read on for some ideas on how to deal with or prevent injury from playing.

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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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