Reflections — How to Create Dislike

Dr. Suzuki described other educational methods: scolding, nagging, yelling, and complaints. He called these educational strategies the “How Not to Develop Ability” Method. What Dr. Suzuki advocated instead was to create the desire to learn. This episode reflects on this idea.

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Until next time,

Happy Practicing!

—– Paula —–


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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