011 TSP How to Teach Your Child (Practice)

This episode of the Teach Suzuki Podcast discusses how to teach (practice) with your child. Many parents may be uncertain how a practice session should look, and this episode will take some of the mystery out of planning and executing an effective practice session with your child. Have a listen and see if you can find some useful tips and tricks to make teaching or practicing with your child easier.

Here are some links to some items mentioned on the show. Although these are affiliate links, they do not cost you more but will benefit me and my podcast production costs. If you are in the market for any of these items, consider benefiting the podcast by using the links provided:

Step by Step by Kerstin Wartberg: These helpful materials break down practicing tasks in the early violin Suzuki books and are very helpful materials for parents who are struggling to understand what to practice and how. I highly recommend these materials as wonderful reference tools for parents and teachers alike! Remember, though, that these materials are for parents and teachers, not students. We learn from the materials and then teach our children and students.

From my archives, here are a few blog articles from my “How to Practice” series that may further understanding about practice journals and logs and the magic patterns mentioned in the episode:

How to Practice, part 1

Using a Practice Record

Using a Practice Log

Using a Practice Journal

Snacking Your Way to Good Practice Health

Magic Patterns

If 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 paulabirdviolin@gmail.com.

You may find more information and useful articles on my blog at: http://teachsuzuki.blogspot.com.

Until next time,

Happy Practicing!

—– Paula —–

© 2016 by Paula E. Bird

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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