Practice Challenges: No leader boards or trophies; little and often habits get you there!

Crush your goals and learn a valuable life hack. In my experience as a private lessons teacher, the bulk of practice challenges rely heavily on leader board status and group motivation and interaction. Usually, there is physical documentation of progress that is publicly displayed in the teaching space of the private teacher. Everyone in the…

Chattanooga Suzuki Collaborative celebrates the birthday of a great humanitarian, Dr. Shinichi Suzuki on Saturday, October 17th, 2020

We celebrate the life and work of Dr. Shinichi Suzuki daily by our actions and together, always creating more opportunities for growth for our students. Several area teachers got together to organize level specific group classes to develop crucial listening and social playing skills. These skills prepare musicians for ensemble playing which is one of…

Three Stages to Performance Readiness

Over this past month and since we have begun the Hispanic Heritage Month Practice-a-thon, I have been introducing my students to the three stages of polishing.  Please take the time to discuss them with your budding musician.  Learning is a process and I believe that it is very helpful to plot a logical course and…