Session Proposal: "How Was Your Practice This Week?"

“How was your practice this week?” is a question I ask my students at the beginning of each of their lessons and to which I was often hearing the same repeated response: “good.” My ears grew weary of this word and the nonchalant way that my students tossed it out. I wanted my students to start to honestly reflect upon their week’s work and so I created a chart with synonyms for “good” and “bad” which the students can refer to after I pose my weekly inquiry.

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Samara Humbert-Hughes

Dr. Samara Humbert-Hughes is the Director and violin/viola instructor for the Suzuki Strings Program at the University of South Carolina. Prior to SC, Dr. Humbert-Hughes taught in England, Louisiana, Oregon, and Arizona.

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