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Barb said: Nov 22, 2012
Barb Ennis
Suzuki Association Member
Cello
678 posts

There are a few good blog articles posted in October 2012 by Nerissa Nields on Shar’s Blog. She shares some of the ups and downs of her experience as a Suzuki mom.

Here’s one paragraph I liked:
“Music is hard. There’s no getting around the fact that in order to play half decently one has to put in some hours. And most musicians have some kind of internal struggle with practicing. … But anything worth having a lifelong relationship with takes time and perseverance and has hard spots. Somehow we (I) get the idea that music should be all pleasure. Nothing is all pleasure. Everything that matters in life takes work: getting to see a great view from the top of a mountain. Having an incredible relationship with another person. Writing a beautiful poem. Painting a picture. Creating a garden from a patch of weeds.”

Barb
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Sue Hunt said: Nov 23, 2012
Sue Hunt
Suzuki Association Member
Viola, Violin
389 posts

Another wonderfully inspiring blog on the same site is “The Twinkle Year”. This moving article is a must for any of us who may be wondering if it is really worth all the hard work.

Barb said: Nov 23, 2012
Barb Ennis
Suzuki Association Member
Cello
678 posts

WONDERFUL, Sue, thank you!

Barb
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Carol Gwen said: Nov 24, 2012
Carol Gwen Kiefer
Suzuki Association Member
Violin, Viola
Washington Crossing, PA
75 posts

Thank you, Sue, for posting the link to “The Twinkle Year.” The narrative of struggle for this family with a premature boy is so well written. My heavens, I nearly cried. Much appreciated, Sue!

Sue Hunt said: Nov 25, 2012
Sue Hunt
Suzuki Association Member
Viola, Violin
389 posts

I did cry, even though this isn’t the first time I have heard of results like this.

Dominique said: Dec 19, 2012
 Violin
3 posts

Thank you for sharing, I enjoyed that very inspiring story showing us what true patience and dedication is all about.

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