In the Suzuki method we work with our children very closely in practice. The younger a child is, the more parents are involved in the process.
As a teacher I depend on the parents in my studio to help their children practice and complete listening assignments at home. Without their help very young students would not remember all the details I am asking them to practice all week long.
Practicing with our children isn’t always easy though. You can read more about my struggles with my own children in this article: Confessions of A Suzuki Parent.
As a young mom and new teacher I had a pretty idealistic and unrealistic idea of how to practice well and it certainly got in the way of helping my own children learn their instrument to the best of their ability. At least until I started to learn more about how to do it well.
Ever since I have been trying to learn and share as much as I can to help parents and students work together successfully.
As parents we all have our own reasons for signing our children up for music lessons. It also becomes clear very quickly that one size does not fit all when it comes to practice tips and ideas.
It’s important to make sure we’re practicing in a way that works with the unique child in front of us.
How do we work together with all of this in mind?
How do we have consistently productive practice sessions?
I suggest following the following formula:
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It’s just a little back to school gift to help encourage parents and help you get a good practice routine going this fall.
I hope you find it helpful!
Working Productively with Your Child in Practice
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