053 TSP The Mixed Bag Group Class

What can a teacher do with a “mixed bag group class”? A great many things. Today’s episode offers some ideas about group classes with disparate ages, skills, and levels. These group classes can be fun!

I mentioned two of my favorite resources related to rhythm activities. Here are affiliate links to these resources:

Rhythm Sticks

I Know a Fox With Dirty Socks by William Starr

Other resources include:

Kerstin Wartberg trio books

Martha Yasuda compositions

Joachim Johow compositions

Marianne Rygner’s Fun for 2 Violins duet books: email Marianne for more information at rygner@gmail.com

Here are some other episodes and article that may be helpful about group classes:

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)

Episode 49: Build Character

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Until next time,

Happy Practicing!

—– Paula —–

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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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