Merlin Thompson

Merlin Thompson

Merlin B. Thompson (Ph.D., M.A., B.Mus.) is author of “More than Music Lessons: A Studio Teacher’s Guide to Parents, Practicing, Projects, and Character”. He has worked with hundreds of children, parents, and teachers throughout Canada, USA, China, Australia, Japan, Spain, Brazil, Great Britain, and New Zealand. He is creator of the podcast series “The Music Educator’s Crucible”. For resources, please visit

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Practical and Personal An Inquiry into What Teachers Do

November 9, 2017 by Merlin Thompson

Editor’s Note This article first appeared in the American Suzuki Journal volume 46, no. 1, Fall 2017, but a section of more than 600 words was omitted during the publishing process. It is reproduced here in a printable format. We… Read more ▶

Pictures of Suzuki Parents

Pictures of Suzuki Parents

Tone and More Tone

Tone and More Tone

Thank You Suzuki ParentsEverything You Do is Much Appreciated

September 3, 2015 by Merlin Thompson

Thank you, Suzuki parents. You do an amazing job. We teachers cannot even begin to express how deeply we value who you are—your vision, your commitment, your love for your child and music. Read more ▶

Peers Tension and More Reflections on Suzuki Parents

Peers, Tension, and More: Reflections on Suzuki Parents

Dont Rush But Dont Rest Reflections on Dr Suzukis Affirmative Guidance

Don’t Rush, But Don’t Rest: Reflections on Dr. Suzuki’s Affirmative Guidance

Essence Or Option The Suzuki Teachers Research

Essence Or Option: The Suzuki Teacher’s Research


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