Making Squares Making Progress

July 1, 2014 by Kathleen Bowman

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 ▶

Toward SelfRegulated Learning Scaffolding Deep Practice Habits in Suzuki Violin Students

December 17, 2010 by Lisa Toner

My interest in getting students to practice effectively was born in 2006 when I was an undergraduate and new studio teacher. Read more ▶

Itzhak Perlman On Practicing

June 29, 2010

Sage advice from a master. See more videos from Itzhak Perlman on YouTube Read more ▶

Ask the Experts 6 Practicing and Psychological Development

November 16, 2009 by Edmund Sprunger

Last summer, focus groups at summer Institutes were asked to submit questions for a panel of “Suzuki Experts” to answer. This is the 6th installment, on practicing and psychological development. What are some ways to make practicing more interesting? I’m certainly not… Read more ▶

101 Ways to Practice One Note One Measure One Line

June 1, 2003 by Sue Evans

Play it your age. Tape it. Pick an UNO Card. Throw the dice or die. Wear a funny hat. Wear funny glasses. Left foot in the air. Right foot in the air. Eyes on the ceiling. Eyes closed. With toothbrush in mouth. With gloves on. With Kleenex on keys. Write a story to… Read more ▶

I Love to Practice

June 1, 2000 by Joanne Bath

“I love to practice!” That’s what we all want our children to say. Here are some ideas for how parents can get there without resorting to things they wish they hadn’t! These suggestions can keep you motivated so that you… Read more ▶

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