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A Suzuki Teacher Training Journal: Day One

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Most SHAR employees are players in addition to being luthiers, salespeople, purchasers, or web developers. So when one of our senior customer care specialists asked to attend the Phoenix Phest Grande Suzuki Teacher Training Workshop, we said, "Sure!…

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Summer Suzuki Institutes Are Just Around the Corner

Thursday, May 02, 2013

I have plenty to regret from my high school days, but strangely enough one of my biggest regrets isn't one of the usual suspects: a train-wreck romance, a misguided teenage prank, or an angst-ridden poem I stupidly shared with friends. No, it's…

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Inching Through Twinkle Variations with Nonpareils

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Our latest blog is from Nerissa Nields, a Suzuki mom of two and folk singer in the band The Nields. Nerissa confronts an important question in this post: How do family dynamics show up in her son's Suzuki lessons? Her response is refreshingly honest:…

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Suzuki from a Pop Musician’s Perspective

Friday, October 19, 2012

Our latest blog is from Nerissa Nields, a Suzuki mom of two and folk singer in the band The Nields. Nerissa discusses the importance of process in the Suzuki method: her kids' teacher, Emily Greene, considers the violin almost a "by-product" of the…

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Suzuki Teacher Training at Stevens Point: Part 3

Thursday, September 27, 2012

We're grateful to have Lucy Lewis, a trained Suzuki teacher and doctoral student in musical arts at the University of Iowa, share a series of blogs about her experiences at American Suzuki Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Every…

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Notes from a Suzuki Mom: Strengthening Family Bonds Through Music

Friday, September 14, 2012

We've had some great discussions on our blog about the value of a music degree, the difficulties of earning a living as a string player, and the importance of early music education. But what we haven't talked about is how much playing music can bring…

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Suzuki Teacher Training at Stevens Point: Part 2

Monday, August 13, 2012

We're grateful to have Lucy Lewis, a trained Suzuki teacher and doctoral student in musical arts at the University of Iowa, share a series of blogs about her experiences at American Suzuki Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Every…

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Suzuki Teacher Training at Stevens Point: Part 1

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

We're grateful to have Lucy Lewis, a trained Suzuki teacher and doctoral student in musical arts at the University of Iowa, share a series of blogs about her experiences at American Suzuki Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Every…

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Learning to Jam: The O'Connor and Suzuki Methods

Friday, June 29, 2012

I've been thinking a lot lately about Mark O'Connor's blog articles, especially his most recent ones "The American Violin" and "Suzuki Has Gone Fiddlin'." The comments section of Mr. O'Connor's blog, especially the "Suzuki Has Gone Fiddlin'" article,…

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Notes from a Suzuki Mom: Alignment Enlightenment

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

I'm in awe of Nerissa Nields's latest post for our music blog. It's perhaps a cliche these days among teachers and parents to say – however true it may be – something like "My students (or daughter) actually teaches me." Nerissa certainly borrows…

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