Should this forum have categories?

Diana said: Mar 26, 2006
Diana Umile
Suzuki Association Member
Piano
Coatesville, PA
36 posts

Should this forum be divided into categories? Why or why not? What categories?

Corinne said: Mar 26, 2006
 Violin, Piano
44 posts

It might be nice to have instrument-specific forums (strings/wind/etc.) but I’m not sure we have enough teachers on each instrument… it seems that most people on this forum are violinists!

Cynthia Faisst said: Apr 28, 2006
Cynthia Faisst
Suzuki Association Member
Violin, Suzuki Early Childhood Education
Irvine, CA
126 posts

There is just to much to sift through.

Ms. Cynthia
Studio:
Talent Education Center: Suzuki Violin
Director of Santa Ana Suzuki Strings located at the
Orange County Children’s Therapeutic Arts Center
Volunteer, bring music to under-served communities around the world. Create Sound Investments and Futures.

Melissa said: Apr 28, 2006
 Piano, Flute
151 posts

I signed in, but for some reason I cannot vote.
If I could it would be a no vote to having categories.
Like Ms. Cynthia said… To much to sift through.

Cynthia Faisst said: Apr 29, 2006
Cynthia Faisst
Suzuki Association Member
Violin, Suzuki Early Childhood Education
Irvine, CA
126 posts

But I voted yes.

It would be organized by discussions about:

(let me think)

but have searches possible for the whole system not just one catagory

back later gotta teach

Ms. Cynthia
Studio:
Talent Education Center: Suzuki Violin
Director of Santa Ana Suzuki Strings located at the
Orange County Children’s Therapeutic Arts Center
Volunteer, bring music to under-served communities around the world. Create Sound Investments and Futures.

Jennifer Visick said: May 3, 2006
Jennifer VisickForum Moderator
Suzuki Association Member
Viola, Suzuki in the Schools, Violin
997 posts

I like the parents and teachers category. What about one for older students?

what about categories like:

comments or questions on suzuki philosophy

business aspects of a studio

questions or comments about repertoire, recordings, and playing techniques

and then of course, the General forum would stay up for miscellaneous stuff not easily sorted into one of those categories.

said: May 3, 2006
 122 posts

There’s generally 2-3 posts per day in the teachers and general sections of this forum, and days go by without a parent post. I don’t think we need more sections of this forum unless people post more.

“When love is deep, much can be accomplished.”
-Shinichi Suzuki

Jennifer Visick said: May 4, 2006
Jennifer VisickForum Moderator
Suzuki Association Member
Viola, Suzuki in the Schools, Violin
997 posts

I think organizing by topic would be useful even in the absence of large numbers of posts per day. That way I could come online, looking where I am interetested—and—people who post questions that have already been discussed might find these previous discussions more easily if it’s divided up into sections.

Cynthia Faisst said: May 22, 2006
Cynthia Faisst
Suzuki Association Member
Violin, Suzuki Early Childhood Education
Irvine, CA
126 posts

I know what it is.

There are times when I want to discuss something that is pertanent to the violin. You can’t tell by the post sometimes if you are talking about something in reguard to string players or any other instrument.

Sometimes I want to talk about violin things. Some time people who assume everybody plays their instrument talk about Suzuki from there perspective and I get confused what they are talking about. Then I discover the question was asked by an unidentified piano teacher or parent.

Maybe our ID’s in our profile identity could be labeled with our instruments. I understand why some people don’t want to be IDed with photos. I also understand why somepeople do not want to locate themselves. But I do find that kind of information interesting.

But sometimes I need something to go on so I can remember or realize who I am conversing with.

Ms. Cynthia
Studio:
Talent Education Center: Suzuki Violin
Director of Santa Ana Suzuki Strings located at the
Orange County Children’s Therapeutic Arts Center
Volunteer, bring music to under-served communities around the world. Create Sound Investments and Futures.

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