052 TSP Why Study Music?

Children develop eight basic abilities in the study of music:

  1. Ability to Listen
  2. Ability to Observe and Imitate
  3. Ability to Memorize
  4. Ability to Concentrate
  5. Ability to Perform
  6. Ability to be Disciplined
  7. Ability to Persevere
  8. Abilities of the Heart

All of these abilities are crucial life skills. This podcast episode looks at each of these abilities in depth to discover how and why these abilities might be important for children and their parents to develop.

OTHER Resources:

In the episode I mentioned some other resources. I have linked them below. Some of the links may be affiliate links. You are never under an obligation to purchase anything, but if you use the links I have provided, then the blog and podcast might receive a small benefit to offset the time and costs of publishing and broadcasting. I really appreciate my listeners’ and readers’ support!

The Bandaid Theory: In this episode, I tell the story of one parent who used a bandaid to cover her mouth so that she would not talk and be overly critical of her young daughter during home practices.

How Children Learn by John Holt (Kindle version): In this fascinating classic book, John Holt discusses how young children learn naturally and easily and how we can encourage and nurture these natural learning abilities

Why Group Classes?: In this podcast episode I discussed the importance of group classes in the Suzuki program.

How to Plan a Group Class: In this podcast episode I discussed how to plan a group class and I include stories from my first rudimentary attempts at running my own studio group classes.

How to Teach a Suzuki Group Class (blog article)

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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: Teach Suzuki Blog.

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.

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