048 TSP Small Steps

Parents and students are often in a hurry to complete the Suzuki music repertoire and sometimes miss the lesson of what mastery is and how to achieve it. This episode of the Teach Suzuki podcast discusses ways that teachers and parents can better understand the importance of small steps and provides a list of seven steps that occur along the road to mastery.

In the episode, I mentioned additional resources on this topic. Here are some affiliate links to those resources for further information and discussion. You are never under an obligation to buy anything, but if you do use the links below, the podcast and blog may receive a small benefit at no additional cost to you, which helps to support the work of the podcast and blog.

Book Resources

Principles of Violin Playing and Teaching by Ivan Galamian

Ability Development from Age Zero by Shinichi Suzuki

Other Podcast episodes and blog articles:

The Suzuki Triangle: 5 Ways to Help Your Child Enjoy the Process of Learning Music (Christine Goodner’s blog article)

Episode 39: The Road to Excellence (another perspective about mastery)

Road to Excellence, part 1 (blog article about mastery)

Road to Excellence, part 2 (blog article about mastery)

Episode 13: Personality Styles (an overview of the four basic personality styles)

Episode 21: The Powerful Child (the choleric personality style)

Episode 18: Matching Moods (the melancholy personality style)

If you have questions or answers or you would like to comment or leave me a voice mail, you can do so at (512) 537-6356. If you would like to send me an email, you may do so at paula@teachsuzuki.com. I welcome comments and questions about this episode and am interested in hearing about the perspective of other parents and teachers.

You may find more information and useful articles on my blog at: http://teachsuzuki.blogspot.com.

Until next time,

Happy Practicing!

—– Paula —–

© 2017 by Paula E. Bird

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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.

1 thought on “048 TSP Small Steps”

  1. Hello Paula,
    I would love to see a video of “turning your energy on” that you mentioned in one of your recent episodes. As always, thank you for all you do. You are an inspiration to me.

    Kind regards

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