Teaching Idea
How to Teach Musicality with a Twinkle Circle


Paula Bird said: May 4, 2015
Suzuki Association Member
Violin, Piano, Viola
Wimberley, TX
386 posts

I wrote an article last week about one idea I’ve tried to teach my students how musicality or playing musically feels. Please let me know what you think:

Making Music with a Twinkle Circle

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

Sarah Strickland said: Jun 15, 2015
Sarah Strickland
Suzuki Association Member
Violin, Viola
22 posts

Thank you for sharing—will use in my group classes this fall!

Katherine said: Jun 16, 2015
Suzuki Association Member
75 posts

I tried this concept with my group class a couple of times now. The students really enjoyed it and I believe it really helped them to move with the dynamics, as a group. Wonderful idea.

Lauren said: Jul 23, 2015
Lauren Lamont
Suzuki Association Member
Violin, Viola
Edmonds, WA
33 posts

This sounds terrific! Thanks Sue, can’t wait to try it in group classes.

Lori Bolt said: Jul 24, 2015
Lori Bolt
Suzuki Association Member
San Clemente, CA
226 posts

Any ideas on how to do this in piano group? I envision myself playing while the students are in a circle, but can’t have them play together.

Lori Bolt

Carrie said: Jul 25, 2015
Suzuki Association Member
58 posts

I wondered the same thing, Lori. I envisioned using my Bose speaker and iPod so that I could be in the circle with the students. Live music would definitely be better.


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