Problem
living in a remote area with no music teachers

Krista Roessingh said: Apr 29, 2014
 1 posts

I have a 3 year old who is very interested in music. We have a ukelele and keyboard and are willing to invest in an instrument for him, but there is no one willing or able to teach in our tiny remote community. Should I get a book and try to teach him myself? I can sight-read basic music for piano. Any suggestions?

Jennifer Visick said: May 1, 2014
Jennifer VisickForum Moderator
Suzuki Association Member
Viola, Suzuki in the Schools, Violin
997 posts

There are some people who give distance lessons over the internet (Skype, Google+, Facetime, etc). Since piano is something you're already a little familiar with, perhaps you could find a piano teacher who is willing to give you online lessons on how to start teaching your child.

Elizabeth Bronsveld said: May 14, 2014
Elizabeth BronsveldViolin
6 posts

I was going to suggest the same as Jennifer! with the Ease of Skype and FaceTime these days, it's worth looking up some teachers on the "find a teacher" section, contact them and ask if they would be willing to do virtual lessons:)

Margot Jewell said: May 19, 2014
Margot JewellSAA Board
Teacher Trainer
Suzuki Association Member
Violin, Viola
148 posts

Where are you Krista? There may be someone near enough fro semi-regular lessons. We will be having discussions about Suzuki in remote Canadian locations at several sessions at the SAA conference in Minneapolis this week.

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