How to Organize a Solo Graduation Recital

6 months before: Check with Sensei to make sure you’re eligible for graduation. Choose a date and time at least 6 months from now. Consider skipping February (to avoid weather conflicts) and October/April due to our group graduation concerts. Many venues are full December and May- book VERY early if you want those months. BestContinue reading “How to Organize a Solo Graduation Recital”

Treasure Box

Many teachers have tons of games and ticks up their sleeves for group classes and home practice. So many that sometimes we completely forget about some of them. I have a solution! It’s fun AND since it’s organized it helps to speed up your lesson planning. Parents of course can make a box to keepContinue reading “Treasure Box”

Deconstructed Music

This is a practice tool that should only be used by students that are starting to read from their suzuki books or who have already established sold reading skill. Please check with your teacher first. This practice tool is designed: To help with memorization To aid learning and memorize bowings. To break pieces into smallContinue reading “Deconstructed Music”

Glitter Cup Review

The glitter cup review is a fun way to review your old favorites pieces (previously graduated pieces). It’s a system that also tracks which piece you have reviewed during the week within this system. It’s not necessary to track pieces with additional chart, saving you time! Tracking your review pieces is a good idea, thisContinue reading “Glitter Cup Review”

3 Charts for Organized Practice

We learn in layers. Always cycling back to the older pieces to build on them and bring them to higher musicality. This means, that after a few months as a suzuki family you have quite a few pieces to keep track of !!!!  How do you keep it organized? How do you know which piecesContinue reading “3 Charts for Organized Practice”