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

November 1, 2014, ASJ 43.1
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American Suzuki Journal 43.1

Previously printed in American Suzuki Journal 43.1. Reprinted with permission. Copyright © 2014 Suzuki Association of the Americas, Inc.

Merlin Thompson

Merlin B. Thompson (Ph.D., M.A., B.Mus.) is one of Canada’s leading authorities on the Suzuki Piano Method and the first Canadian to graduate from the Matsumoto Talent Education Institute under the mentorship of Suzuki Piano Method co-founders Drs. Shinichi Suzuki and Haruko Kataoka. He has worked with hundreds of children, their parents, and teachers in workshops, institutes, conferences, established programs, and mentorships throughout Canada, US, Australia, Japan, Spain, Great Britain, and New Zealand.  Most recently, his book Fundamentals of Piano Pedagogy was published by Springer Publications in both e-book and soft-print formats. Merlin is the 2017 recipient of the Article of the Year Award by the American Music Teacher journal of the MTNA. In addition to his Suzuki teaching, Merlin is instructor of music pedagogy at the Schulich School of Music (McGill University) and teacher mentor in the Werklund School of Education (University of Calgary).

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