American Suzuki Journal 42.3

Cover picture by Andrew Hurlbut

Published July 2014

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American Suzuki Journal 42.3

Columns

Chair's Column: Promoting Suzuki Education

Fifty years ago, Dr. Suzuki brought the first Talent Education Tour to the United States. I was teaching in Alton, Illinois, and going to school at Southern Illinois University, studying Suzuki education with Professor John Kendall. Little did I know… Read more ▶

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What is Your Practice Efficiency Rating?

What is Your Practice Efficiency Rating?

Simply Piano

Simply Piano

Motivated Guitar Students: Graduating through All Suzuki Books

Motivated Guitar Students: Graduating through All Suzuki Books

Teaching & Learning

Review: A Lost Tradition Revived?

Review: A Lost Tradition Revived?

The Building Blocks of Note Reading

The Building Blocks of Note Reading

Mentoring: Foster the Next Generation of Teachers

Mentoring: Foster the Next Generation of Teachers

Spooky Piano Night

Spooky Piano Night

Spicing Up the Most Valuable Part of Practice

Spicing Up the Most Valuable Part of Practice

Recital Program Ideas

Recital Program Ideas

Viewpoints

Making Squares, Making Progress

When standing two feet away from Chuck Close’s painting Robert (1997), all you can see are squares and rectangles emblazoned with color. Each square is about three-and-a-half inches wide and linked to another. The colors are richly saturated. Bright borders… Read more ▶

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Margery Aber's Continuing Legacy: An Aber Suzuki Center Experience, from a First Timer's Point of View

Stevens Point, Wisconsin, didn’t really mean all that much to me as I boarded a plane in Ottawa, Canada, heading for a week-long Suzuki Voice teacher training course. I never expected such a “small city” to have such a “big… Read more ▶

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ASJ 42.3, page 31

Latin America

Beyond the Triangle

Translations: Español XXIX PERU SUZUKI FESTIVAL For the third time I had the opportunity to attend a Suzuki Festival in Peru last January. It was also my third time to take Piano Unit Three. On this occasion I had the honor and… Read more ▶

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Side by Side

Not just two pianos placed side by side, But the experience of two or more teachers learning together, Side by side. In the Suzuki method we are encouraged to teach with two pianos placed side by side so that one player can… Read more ▶

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News From Here & There

The Power of Parents: Starting a Strings Program in Spain

The Power of Parents: Starting a Strings Program in Spain

How to Offset a "Play" Defecit

How to Offset a "Play" Defecit

Suzuki Organ Down Under

In January 2014, I had the opportunity to teach at and attend teacher training workshops at the Geelong Organ and Piano Summer School in Victoria, Australia. As a Suzuki organ teacher, this week opened my eyes to the potential of… Read more ▶

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