Student Perspectives

Sight Reading

September 14, 2011 by Monica Pardeshi

Student Writing Contest Finalist, 12-14 age group I started taking violin lessons at the age of five. Since I played my first piece of sight reading, I knew that it was not going to be easy for me. Sight reading has always… Read more ▶

Something More

September 13, 2011 by Katherine Lee

Student Writing Contest Finalist, 15+ age group Sing for the sake of singing Form the thought of something more. Your strings are there for you to play To grow, to learn, to love. Music is forever, rhythm universal. We can touch the world with simple words. To… Read more ▶

I Have a Music Family

September 13, 2011 by Henry From

Student Writing Contest Finalist, 6-8 age group I have a music family: My mama plays violin and my papa plays violin and piano, and my sister plays piano and violin. But my family is bigger than that! In piano I have Mrs.… Read more ▶

Duet for One

September 12, 2011 by Grace Park

Student Writing Contest Finalist, 9-11 age group When I was eight, my mom asked me and my little sister if we wanted to learn how to play the violin. I was a little nervous, but at the same time I was… Read more ▶

My Memorable Suzuki Moment

September 9, 2011 by Anna Lilly

Student Writing Contest Finalist, 9-11 age group One of my most memorable Suzuki moments happened at the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp Suzuki Institute. On a sunny afternoon during repertoire class in the Pavane, we had a very special visitor. The… Read more ▶

SYOA Students Parents and Teacher Share Their Experiences

May 25, 2011 by Isabelle Aboaf, McCall Andersen, Sally Gross, Leah Keane, Deborah Moench

I attended as a first violinist in SYOA 2 this past year, the fourteenth biennial conference. SYOA was the best experience I have had throughout my musical education. Read more ▶

Reflections on Attending the 25th Annual Suzuki Festival of Lima Peru

July 25, 2010 by David Antonio Morales Boroff

I had been preparing for this trip for a long time. Whether it had been in practicing my instruments, (piano and violin), learning Spanish, or packing clothes, I had done a lot of it, and there was no reason whatsoever… Read more ▶


June 1, 2008 by Rebecca Moore

Memorizing forty digits of pi? No problem. I’ve already memorized Toccata by Khachaturian when I was eleven and Concerto No. 1 by Bach last year. Choreographing counts of eight for my gymnastics floor routine? I already know how to count beats… Read more ▶

On Suzuki Violin and Life

June 1, 2008 by Alvaro Soltero

On my fifth birthday my sister came home with a violin. That was how it all started. This is how I came to know Martin Goldman. This is how I came to know the violin. At first, I hated it.… Read more ▶


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