Parent Education

While you are the expert on your child, you may be unfamiliar with the Suzuki method, the violin or viola, note reading, practicing, and even music lessons. You will be introduced to many important aspects of Suzuki lessons during lessons, group classes, and parent events. Unfortunately we will not be able to cover everything during those sessions. I recommend that you read and listen to the following resources to help you become the best Suzuki parent possible. If you have limited time, please consider listening to the podcasts listed below and read the introduction pages in your Suzuki book. I recommend starting with Nurtured by Love, Ability Development from Age Zero, and Beyond the Music Lesson (book and podcast). Many of these resources are available in the studio library. Please make sure that you read everything received in lessons and in studio emails!

Nurtured by Love by Dr. Suzuki
Ability Development from Age Zero by Dr. Suzuki
Beyond the Music Lesson: Habits of Successful Suzuki Families by Christine Goodner
Helping Parents Practice by Sprunger
To Learn with Love by Starr
Teaching from the Balance Point by Kreitman
Life Lens: Seeing Your Children in Color by Horner
How to Get your Child to Practice without Resorting to Violence
They’re Rarely Too Young…and Never Too Old to Twinkle by Kay Collier Slone
A Suzuki Parent’s Diary or How I Survived My First 10,000 Twinkles by Carroll Morris

Suzuki Parents
Violin Adventures with Rachel Barton Pine
Beyond the Music Lesson
Chili Dog Strings Podcast
Teach Suzuki Podcast
Beyond the Triangle Podcast

Articles and Websites
Suzuki Association of the Americas
Plucky Violin Teacher
Suzuki Triangle
Music Theory Khan Academy

Social Media
Studio YouTube Channel and Playlists
Suzuki Method Parent Discussion Group
Book Group: Beyond the Music Lesson
The Suzuki Triangle Community
Suzuki Book and Movie Club