Good Reading for Students?

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Alicia said: Jan 15, 2014
 
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Piano
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I had a parent ask me this week if I knew of any books that would be good for a student to read? I’m looking for something that will maybe include stories of other students practicing. Really anything interesting that will encourage her!

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Jennifer Visick said: Jan 16, 2014
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Viola, Suzuki in the Schools, Violin
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What is the student’s approximate reading level / grade?

Alicia said: Jan 20, 2014
 
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Piano
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She is 11 or 12 and reads a ton!

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Barb said: Jan 23, 2014
Barb Ennis
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Cello
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A few little books I bought from the SAA bookstore for my library…

Diamond in the Sky by Jerlene Cannon: a biography of S. Suzuki for children.

Work is Play If You Practice My Way by Margaret Keith: A narrative told from the point of view of a fifth grader who has been playing since she was 4.

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Jennifer Visick said: Jan 24, 2014
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Mike Venezia has a series of short books about musical composers…

Alicia said: Jan 25, 2014
 
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Piano
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Thank you all so much! That is exactly what I am looking for. I will get that information to my student!

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Jennifer Kovarovic said: Feb 3, 2014
Jennifer Kovarovic
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Violin
Seattle, WA
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Two more books to add to your list:

The Violin Recital (or The Piano Recital) by Margaret Keith

Why Beethoven Threw the Stew: And Lots More Stories about the Lives of Great Composers by Steven Isserlis

Laura said: Feb 11, 2014
Laura Mozena
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Violin
Palm City, FL
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I remember reading “Stories of Composers for Young Musicians” by C. Kendell. It has short stories about each composer from the Suzuki Repertoire.

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