Week 2: July 19 - July 25

Comfy Concert

Presented by Hillary Nordwell
July 17, 3pm EDT
$30 or included in Observation Pass I and Teaching Strategies Plus I & II

This online concert features Robert Schumann's Waldszenen (Forest Scenes) for solo piano, performed live by Suzuki teacher Hillary Nordwell.

A reading of The Bear and the Piano, a storybook by David Litchfield, will also be included. 

Litchfield's intricate artwork and Schumann's varied and inviting music illustrate an imaginative and heartwarming story, perfect for the whole family to enjoy together.

You are welcome to bring your own paper or whiteboard to draw as you listen and, if you like, share your art with our community following the program.

Following the concert, students will have the opportunity to chat with each other in small groups about their experiences as Suzuki kids.


Completing the Circle: Suzuki East and West,
a Global Movement

Presented by Sachiko Isihara
July 17, 12pm EDT (Week 1)
$30 or included in Observation Pass I and Teaching Strategies Plus Session I

From "Tiger Mom" to "Ice Cream Cone", how the Suzuki pedagogy bridged the gap in music education world-wide. In this parent talk, Suzuki Teacher Trainer Sachiko Isihara will talk about the differences and similarities of Suzuki education around the globe and how this international movement has come together in many ways.

Parent Talk I

Presented by Barbie Wong
July 24, 12pm EDT (Week 2)
$30 or included in Observation Pass II and
Teaching Strategies Plus Session II

Motivation: What Really Works with Kids
and Music Practicing

How do you motivate your child to practice their instrument? If you're like most parents, your child is not always eager to practice and may even resist it. In this workshop, music educator Barbie Wong will explain how motivation actually works, what drives a child to make music with joy, and how you can create the right environment for that to happen. The result is a child who is more eager to play their instrument and a better connection with your child.

Parent Talk II