062 TSP The Summer Daze Challenge

Summer Daze is a challenge for teachers, parents, and students. We lose momentum, focus, and interest. We get out of our regular routine and fall into a rut of drifting aimlessness. Is this a good thing? What things can we do to change this? Today’s podcast episode offers some ideas to help solve this summer daze problem.

Here are some of the resources I mentioned in the podcast episode:

Kaleidoscopes for Violin by Elise Winters

Barbara Barber Solos for Young Violinists, book 1 (affiliate link)

Mel Bay Easiest Fiddling Book (my young students love this book!) (affiliate link)

For more information about The Twinkle Project, including the two short movies that explain why I wrote the book and gives a good overview of what the book is about and what it contains, visit here. You can purchase the book here.

I devote a lot of material in the book to help parents understand the value and importance of the Suzuki journey. For teachers, this book sets out all the steps that I use to take a young beginner violin student from the start to reach the ultimate goal of playing the Twinkle Variations. The book sets out the steps that I follow and provides checklists and planning forms for parents and teachers to help them set up practice habits and routines.

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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