Last summer, focus groups at summer Institutes were asked to submit questions for a panel of “Suzuki Experts” to answer. This is the seventh installment.
When a student decides to pursue music professionally, how do you nurture them to uphold Suzuki’s philosophy while guiding them toward more concrete goals such as winning auditions and sustaining a profession in music?
When Suzuki students graduate, do they know what Suzuki was all about? Do they exhibit a “beautiful heart?” Especially in the teen years it is important to bring Suzuki and his beliefs into the lesson to remind students of the factors and philosophy that have brought them to a high level. Work to be the best you can be. Respect the abilities of others. Believe in yourself. Be grateful to be able to share the transcendental beauty of music with others.
—Experts of the Week, Doris and Bill Preucil
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