Parent education

Barb said: Jul 28, 2011
Barb Ennis
Suzuki Association Member
Cello
678 posts

Have any of you used Jeanne Luedtke’s materials? http://www.parentnewsletter.com/

What does parent education look like in your studio?

Barb
Music Teachers Helper—for individual teachers
Studio Helper—for entire music studios or schools

Paula Bird said: Aug 5, 2011
 
Suzuki Association Member
Violin, Piano, Viola
Wimberley, TX
386 posts

Absolutely! I think I’m an expert with this stuff now. Contact me if you want more information. I think Jeanne did a terrific job. I ask my parents to attend a 10 hours course (6 lessons) with me, and none of it has anything to do with learning how to play the instrument. I use Jeanne’s materials as a starting off point, and then I add a lot of other material regarding personality styles, learning styles, and parent styles. When my parents complete MY course, then they are ready for anything that might come up during lessons, and we’ve decided in advance how we will handle any potential problems. I also walk away from the course knowing a great deal about my future student, their parents and sibilings and family situation, and what potential problems I might encounter along the way. Parent education is the way to go, in my opinion. Jeanne was the starting off point for me. Come visit my blog for more information about some of these topics: http://teachsuzuki.blogspot.com

Paula E. Bird
TX State University
Wildflower Suzuki Studio
http://teachsuzuki.blogspot.com (blog)
http://teachsuzuki.com (podcast)

Barb said: Aug 5, 2011
Barb Ennis
Suzuki Association Member
Cello
678 posts

Thanks, Paula, for your reply here and on other topics, sharing your wealth of experience. I will have to make a regular appointment with your blog to absorb even more. :)

Barb
Music Teachers Helper—for individual teachers
Studio Helper—for entire music studios or schools

Paula Bird said: Aug 5, 2011
 
Suzuki Association Member
Violin, Piano, Viola
Wimberley, TX
386 posts

You are too kind! Thanks for all the info you all have given about MTH. I’ve been keeping up with the articles—one of my regular reading arenas! I just love our Suzuki community!

Paula E. Bird
TX State University
Wildflower Suzuki Studio
http://teachsuzuki.blogspot.com (blog)
http://teachsuzuki.com (podcast)

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