Book Review: Nurtured by Love, by Dr. Shinichi Suzuki

Book Review: Nurtured by Love, by Dr. Shinichi Suzuki

After years of seeing this book on pedagogy library shelves, I finally had a parent hand me their personal copy to read. (She knew that I had young children and have been interested in starting them on violin with her favorite nearby Suzuki teacher.) Turns out, there...
Q & A Improv

Q & A Improv

Today I am sharing an awesome improv idea for you to use at your next lesson. This activity reinforces question and answer phrases in an easy, fun way for students. I like to start lessons with improv to loosen students up and get them making music right away. First,...
My Top Five Most Used Apps for Teaching

My Top Five Most Used Apps for Teaching

These days, the iPad is pretty commonplace.  I have one, my students have them, they’re everywhere!  I got my first iPad free as a hand-me-down from my generous sister and began to r eally use it in my teaching when I started teaching in two locations.  Having...