094 TSP Let’s Stop Breaking ALL the China!

Last week I presented a simple 4-part plan to start the new year successfully. This week I thought it would help to offer some suggestions for those times when our plans seem to fail or fall apart. Here is another 4-part plan to pick yourself up and get going again:

  1. Stop beating yourself up and expecting perfectionism.
  2. Stop breaking ALL the china! Salvage what you can from the situation.
  3. Figure out what happened and why you stumbled.
  4. Make a plan for the future that successfully avoids what caused you to stumble in the first place.

Start putting these four steps into practice today, and begin to build your streak!

Here are links to the resources I mentioned in the episode:

Episode 1 Teach Suzuki Podcast: What is the Suzuki Method and how does it work? How can a parent be a better practice partner at home in between lessons?

Episode 2: 6 Basic Philosophy Points of the Suzuki Method: These 6 philosophy points are the foundation to success on the Suzuki journey. It matters that parents know and believe these six philosophical points!

Episode 3: Are You Listening? This episode explores the scientific research behind the Suzuki Method’s requirement to listen to the repertoire being studied and learned, including experiments that suggest that the amount and kind of music we listen to will have an impact on our moods, attitudes, and physical states. The episode also discusses ways to add more listening to your day.

Episode 4: Top 10 Things a Suzuki Parent Should Know

Episode 5: How Parents Can Help at Lessons

Episode 6: How to Take Notes at the Music Lesson

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 —–

© 2018 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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