Skills I didn’t know my child had

Margaret Watts Romney said: Jul 10, 2017
Margaret Watts RomneySAA Staff
Suzuki Association Member
Cello
Boulder, CO
14 posts

When is the ideal age to start a music education? Many teachers start students as young as 3 and 4 years old, but Dorothy Jones took to heart Dr. Suzuki’s admonition to focus on the babies. In this episode, we hear about the development of the Suzuki Early Childhood Education program as well as her own understanding of the possibilities for babies and the adults closest to them.

Have experiences or thoughts about starting music education in babies? We would love to hear from you here!

Christine said: Jul 10, 2017
Christine Goodner
Suzuki Association Member
Violin, Suzuki Early Childhood Education, Viola
Hillsboro, OR
78 posts

I was so excited to hear that there was an Early Childhood episode! It was wonderful to hear colleagues and friends sharing what makes Suzuki ECE so great and how it got it’s start. Thanks for another great episode :)

Christine Goodner

Studio Website: Brookside Suzuki Strings

Blog: The Suzuki Triangle

Suzuki Licensed Book: Beyond the Music Lesson: Habits of Successful Suzuki Families

“When Love is Deep, Much can be Accomplished” ~ Suzuki

Margaret Watts Romney said: Jul 12, 2017
Margaret Watts RomneySAA Staff
Suzuki Association Member
Cello
Boulder, CO
14 posts

Thank you, Christine!
We were very excited to feature ECE as well. Thanks for your encouraging words! Sharing and leaving a review on iTunes will help spread the word even further. Thanks for your dedicated listening!

Claire Devries said: Jul 13, 2017
 16 posts

I just listened to this podcast! My son was enrolled in music ECE since he was 6 months old (not Suzuki but e.g. Music Together program, and a few locally taught programs). We’d love for him to grow up with appreciation of music. I think it has tremendous impact on him, especially since none of us, his parents, are musician. I wish more parents know about this, I certainly didn’t know about this until a graceful neighbor gave us her spot when she went back to work.

Joanne Shannon said: Jul 13, 2017
Joanne Shannon
Suzuki Association Member
Piano
Los Angeles, CA
31 posts

My daughter( a cellist & a pro-singer and dancer) has been singing to my granddaughter since she emerged from the womb. I was babysitting for my granddaughter the other day (now she’s 4) and she was singing most of the time….almost drove me nuts, LOL. She was put in ballet as soon as she could walk and they would take her, and now I have her on piano. Music is definitely in our family.

Margaret Watts Romney said: Jul 14, 2017
Margaret Watts RomneySAA Staff
Suzuki Association Member
Cello
Boulder, CO
14 posts

Claire and Joanne—Thank you both for the stories of your families. What lovely images of children and the adults around them influenced by music.

As I created this episode, I felt so lucky to watch and listen to Suzuki Early Childhood Education classes. I was in awe of the bonding, sensitivity, and discovery I saw between adults and children.

I’m so happy the episode inspired you to write. Feel free to share the episode with your communities!

Paula Bird said: Jul 16, 2017
 
Suzuki Association Member
Violin, Piano, Viola
Wimberley, TX
394 posts

Hello, Maragaret! I’ve enjoyed the SAA podcast. Lovely job. I know how much work you’ve put into the production of these episodes and wanted you to know how much we appreciate the results!

Sincerely,

Paula Bird
Teach Suzuki Podcast

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

Margaret Watts Romney said: Jul 17, 2017
Margaret Watts RomneySAA Staff
Suzuki Association Member
Cello
Boulder, CO
14 posts

Paula -
Thank you for your kind words. That means so much coming from such a prolific podcaster! I likewise understand the amount of work you put into releasing as frequently as you do—impressive! Thanks for the info and education you are offering through your work.

Thank you again,
Margaret

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