Beyond the Music Lesson


Is your child new to music lessons?

Has your child been taking lessons for a while but you struggle to find a way to get them to practice without feeling like you’re forcing them?

Do you go to lessons every week thinking you could do more to help your child practice, but you don’t have a clue what would work the best?

If any of these situations apply to you, you’ve just found the handbook that answers all these questions – and more! Beyond the Music Lesson: Habits of Successful Suzuki Families is like having a friendly coach by your side, nudging you to do all the right things at just the right times. No more wasted time fighting to practice. No more wondering whether you’re helping or interfering. When you apply the ideas that Christine will teach you, your child will not only make the most of their practice sessions, they will learn with more ease, make more progress, and have more fun doing it!  

Here’s some of what you’ll learn:

  • Practical tips to make lessons & practice sessions work for your family
  • How to have a great family experience with music lessons
  • How to set up a practice environment that helps your child succeed
  • The tools you need to overcome roadblocks to practicing
  • How to work effectively with your child in practice sessions at home
  • How to get your child set up and off to a great start from the first lesson
  • What expert teachers have learned about what helps families thrive
  • And much more . . .


Christine Goodner has been teaching violin and viola lessons with the Suzuki method for over 18 years. Her unique blend of expertise in music, child development, and

leadership has given her a holistic approach to working with students, parents, and music teachers.

Beyond the Music Lesson is available in paperback and kindle versions. Grab your copy today and start making the most of every music lesson!

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Suzuki teacher and author, Christine Goodner, explores what it takes to make music lessons work in our busy, modern lives in her first book: Beyond the Music Lesson: The Habits of Successful Suzuki Families.

Using exclusive interviews, current research, and Goodner’s own experience as a student, parent, and teacher, this book gives practical advice, specific ideas,and big-picture concepts sure to help every parent who reads it.

This book is a great addition to your home or studio library and is sure to help families learn how to make the Suzuki method work better in their everyday lives.

Beyond the Music Lesson is now available on Amazon in paperback and on kindle,. It can also be purchased internationally (without extra shipping) through the Book Depository Website.

Buy Beyond the Music Lesson

Bulk orders are available for studios and music schools

within the United States at a reduced rate of $12/book (minimum order of 10 books).

Please contact Christine: for ordering information.


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