A Suzuki Mom, is a mom whose children take music lessons in the Suzuki tradition. So, what exactly is the Suzuki tradition? Without claiming to be an expert in all things related to the Suzuki method, I will attempt to give a rather amateurish definition, embellished by much personal flair. If you want the official definition, click here. Teachers who teach after the beliefs and methods of Suzuki, are Suzuki teachers (in the general sense). They also have to obtain specific Suzuki credentials to be considered a Suzuki teacher. So who was this great man, and what did he teach?
Sunday, October 28, 2007
Thursday, October 25, 2007
I don't know about you, but I'm inspired. This man, Gene Hnilicka, is incredible. Even though circumstances did not allow him to pursue his music at a young age, he continued his training at age 70! How many times do we bemoan our circumstances when we can't get all of our children into good quality music education by the age of 5 or 6? (Yes, that really is a nice, ideal way to start, but sometimes not practical)
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
One of the best ways to learn more about music is just to sit and enjoy it. The violins sing their airy tune; the violas meld in with perfect harmony, while the cellos resound a handsome rhythm to complete the entire experience. Is it possible just to sit down and enjoy something like this when all you've developed an appetite for is the sounds of the modern day?