Review Reading between the Lines

February 1, 2016 by Christie Felsing

The process of learning to read music is a vital skill that Suzuki teachers instill in students. It is a progressive skill, which requires daily home practice paired with weekly attention at lessons. In the end, it is an essential… Read more ▶

Review Memories of Dr Shinichi Suzuki  Son of His Environment

February 1, 2015 by Helen Brunner

Memories of Dr Shinichi Suzuki: Son of His Environment, Lois Shepheard. Lois Shepheard writes her book Memories of Dr Shinichi Suzuki: Son of His Environment with very good credentials. As a violin graduate of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Australia,… Read more ▶

Book Review Violin Lessons by Katrin St Clair

January 20, 2014 by Allen Lieb

Author and Suzuki violin teacher Katrin St. Clair has just published her first book in a series she is planning about family life in the Suzuki method. *Violin Lessons!!* is written as a twenty-one-page illustrated booklet following Jim and his mom as they begin their journey into the world of music and Suzuki violin lessons. Read more ▶

CD Review Jinju by Laura Larson Flute

June 24, 2013 by Whitney Reagan Kelley

Jinju, a classical music CD featuring flutist Laura Larson, presents a delicate interweaving of culture and time through music. Read more ▶

Book Review The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace

December 1, 2011 by Merry Bing Pruitt

We teachers and parents are in charge of much of the motivation of students, so learning the best ways to show appreciation for the efforts of the students and parents we teach is vital. Read more ▶

Book Review Frederico The Mouse Violinist by Mayra Calvani

May 25, 2011 by Andrew Blankenship, Benjamin Blankenship, Jennifer Blankenship

With help from their mother, Jennifer Blankenship, Suzuki piano students and brothers Andrew and Benjamin Blankenship reviewed the newest release from children’s book author Mayra Calvani, *Frederico, the Mouse Violinist*, a charming and educational story about a mouse who lives in Antonio Stradivari’s workshop. Read more ▶

Book Review Teaching With an Open Heart by Edward Kreitman

May 25, 2011 by Carol Dallinger

I never sit down with a book and read it cover to cover, but when I opened *Teaching with an Open Heart* to the first page, I could not put it down until I had finished the epilogue! Read more ▶

Book Review Repertoire for Intermediate Pianists Vol A and B by Christopher Liccardo

May 25, 2011 by Catherine McMichael

Repertoire for Intermediate Pianists Volumes A and B, with CD recordings, selected and performed by Christopher Liccardo, with additional performances by Joseph Liccardo. Published by Liccardo Music, Piano teachers, both Suzuki and traditional in approach, will find an excellent… Read more ▶

Book Review Recollections of a Peripatetic Pedagogue by John Kendall

March 25, 2011 by Susan Kempter

This much anticipated book is a candid and honest account of the life of John Kendall. It is written in simple language, almost understated, and photographs are informative and plentiful. Read more ▶

Book Review The Adventures of a Harp Mouse by Diane E Dunn

November 1, 2005 by Kathleen Spring

One of the benefits of being a teacher of young children is having a good reason to indulge in a weakness for attractive children’s books. The waiting students need books to look at and/or read, right? Of course being a… Read more ▶

Book Review Hannah Waters and the Daughter of Johann Sebastian Bach by Barbara Nickel

November 1, 2005 by Kaitlin Phelan

This is a great book whether music interests you or not. It revolves around the story of two girls who are very different in time, personality and some of their interests. What they have in common is their passion for… Read more ▶


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