Suzuki Resources: Parenting Tips
How to Help in the Lesson:
This section of our Suzuki Resources will help parents know what to do in the lessons. Here are some Do’s and Dont’s to remember when in the Suzuki Lesson with your child. Keep in mid that these are guidelines and that every situation is unique. Ask your teacher if these guidelines work for him or her as well.
- Do – Watch and Listen
- Do – Encourage proper respect and good behavior from the student
- Do – Take Notes (so that practicing sessions at home
- Do – Give Encouragement and Support
- Do – Ask your Teacher Questions if you are unsure how to practice
- Do – Tell your teacher how practice sessions are going at home
- Don’t – Yell at or scold the student for making mistakes
- Don’t – Leave during the lesson
- Don’t – Get Preoccupied (don’t answer phone calls, text, play games or read)
How to Help at Home:
This section of our Suzuki Resources will help parents know what to do at home. These are just some ideas. Ask your teacher what he or she expects for home practice.
- Make practicing a priority
- Provide an positive environment including encouragement
- Make music a regular part of every day (listening etc.)
- Don’t Yell or allow other negativity to enter the practice time
- Practice what your teacher assigned
- Don’t move forward or learn new pieces without your teachers guidance.
Suzuki Resources Practicing Ideas
This section of our Suzuki Resources has some fun ideas to make practice time interesting.We hope you can find one of these suggestions encouraging and motivating.
- Practice at the same time every day to build a routine
- Assign one are of the house as the “Practice Spot” So that the instrument and music can be ready and waiting (sometimes the hardest part is getting the violin out) . Shop for Instrument Stands Here.
- Make Goals (ie: “100 day practice club” “Fill a jar with pennies”
- Use Stickers as rewards
- Count repetitions using (pennies or M&M’s etc.)
- Play games and make practicing fun
- Keep track of tasks with check marks on a list
- Record a performance of a practiced piece
- Give a recital for stuffed animals
- Set A Timer
Suzuki Resources Practice Charts
This section of our Suzuki Resources Center has some sample practice charts that may be used to keep track of assignments and practices. These Practice Charts were created by Suzuki Teacher Laura Mozena. Feel free to print as many as you need.
Practice Chart 1 – coming soon
Practice Chart 2 – coming soon
Suzuki Resources Review Charts
This section of our Suzuki Resources Center has some charts to Help with Review. There are 8 different levels of review. Each level splits the review pieces over several days so that there are only 5 or 6 pieces played each day. All review pieces will be completed by the end of one week. These Review Charts were created by Suzuki Teacher Laura Mozena. Feel free to print as many as you need.
Review Charts for Suzuki Violinists – Coming Soon
Review Charts for Suzuki Violists – Coming Soon
Review Charts for Suzuki Cellists – Coming Soon
Suzuki Resources Suzuki Books
This section of our Suzuki Resources Center has a list of Suzuki Related Reading. These Suzuki Texts are about the Suzuki Method and any of these books will help with your Suzuki Journey: