Writings: Studio notes


These Posts are written primarily for parents in the Core Suzuki Piano Studio. Teachers are welcome to share these with parents in their studios.

Nurturing with Attention

When the parent is focused on the lesson, the student can become fully engaged. Taking notes and making a video recording of the lesson also helps to create the environment of importance and awareness. This quiet attention connects the parent with the teacher and the child. Parents who are completely involved are less likely to be […]

One moment, one day, one year, one life

One moment, one day, one year, one life

Greetings on the first day of 2009! I am reading the book Remix by Lawrence Lessig who is a professor at Stanford. He writes about the evolving RW (read/write) culture made possible by new technologies which enable people to contribute/comment/create/edit/quote/analyize/sythesize/ and thus “remix” information of all types including words/sounds/photo/visual-video into multiple mediums.  It is an […]

The Gift of Giving

Giving and receiving are the two parts of the same basic principle which is love. When we teach our children to give with happiness and excitement, we enable them to receive with gratitude. Children feel empowered when they give something which they have worked on and created. This holiday help your child to give something […]

Nurture Your Child’s Musical Taste

Nurture Your Child’s Musical Taste

Reprinted from the February 2003 Atlanta Suzuki Piano Association “Nurture” Journal This article seems relevant now as we go into the Thanksgiving holiday. The association of family and friends with the autumn season foods is reinforced over many years for children. We associate music with feelings in much the same way. When my children were […]

Oh, to hear Bach in the morning!

Oh, to hear Bach in the morning!

Reprinted from the “Nurture” Journal published by the Atlanta Suzuki Piano Association This article was written a few months after the 9/11/2001 attacks on the US. It was an attempt at that time to help families and teachers get back into the habit of listening to classical music in the house not only for their […]

Top Ten Reasons to buy a piano instead of a car

Top Ten Reasons to buy a piano instead of a car

Reprinted from “Nurture” -The Atlanta Suzuki Association Newsletter Top Ten was regular feature done in collaboration with Zoe Schommer (This is NOT a paid advertisement) 11. New reason for this post-There must be some great sales out there right now 10. You don’t have to worry about which designer color to pick. 9. Your insurance […]