016 TSP Don’t Worry

In this episode of the Teach Suzuki podcast, I discuss the troubling issue of how parents could be hurting rather than nurturing their children with their words. I puzzle over this issue a great deal, and here I share my thoughts about this issue.

I highly recommend two books written by Dr. Suzuki. I believe that parents will find these books inspiring and helpful. I also recommend another book written by one of our most important advocates of the Suzuki Method, both as a parent and a teacher.

Ability Development From Age Zero: In this book Dr. Suzuki focuses on how parents can create or improve the child’s environment to encourage ability development and happier family situations.

Nurtured by Love: In this book Dr. Suzuki sets out his philosophy and its principles. This book explains how Dr. Suzuki came to the realization that “all children have talent,” “talent is not inborn,” and “man is the son of his environment.”

To Learn With Love: written by Constance Starr, this book is a companion book for Suzuki parents. Parents will enjoy this personal account of discoveries and suggestions from an actual Suzuki parent and teacher, whose husband and family are well known in the Suzuki world today.

I own all three of these books and have for many years. I highly recommend that parents add these books to their personal libraries and read them at least once a year.

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Until next time,

Happy Practicing!

—– Paula —–

© 2016 by Paula E. Bird

Author: Paula Bird

I am a professional violinist, university teacher, and private instructor with training in the Suzuki Method of Talent Education. I have decades of experience as a teacher and am willing to share my knowledge with parents and teachers of children who are learning music using the Suzuki Method.

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