Peers, Tension, and More
Reflections on Suzuki Parents

American Suzuki Journal 43.2

Previously printed in American Suzuki Journal 43.2. Reprinted with permission. Copyright © 2015 Suzuki Association of the Americas, Inc.

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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