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Weekly podcast episodes accompany your Suzuki music journey, whether you are a parent, a teacher, or a Suzuki music student. Subscribe to the podcast to hear and learn more about being an effective parent or teacher using the Suzuki Method.

Weekly podcast episodes accompany your Suzuki music journey, whether you are a parent, a teacher, or a Suzuki music student. Subscribe to the podcast to hear and learn more about being an effective parent or teacher using the Suzuki Method.
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Weekly podcast episodes accompany your Suzuki music journey, whether you are a parent, a teacher, or a Suzuki music student. Subscribe to the podcast to hear and learn more about being an effective parent or teacher using the Suzuki Method.

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English


Episodes

136 TSP Polishing

11/11/2018
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What do Suzuki teachers mean when they talk about polishing a piece? This episode takes an in depth look at the subject of polishing: what it is, when we do it, how do we do it, and how can we apply the polishing principles to other areas of the student’s life. I mentioned a few … Continue reading "136 TSP Polishing" The post 136 TSP Polishing appeared first on Teach Suzuki Podcast.

Duration:00:33:58

135 TSP Motivating the Older Student (Teenager)

11/4/2018
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Motivating younger children is different and perhaps easier than motivating the older student. Today’s episode looks at the how teaching a teenager or older student is different and how a teenager’s basic needs may impact the learning process. I surveyed a few older students and received some interesting answers. How to Support the Teach Suzuki … Continue reading "135 TSP Motivating the Older Student (Teenager)" The post 135 TSP Motivating the Older Student (Teenager) appeared first on...

Duration:00:38:32

134 TSP The Foreseeable Future

10/28/2018
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In today’s episode, I discuss a helpful technique that I call, “the foreseeable future.” When planning the action steps to complete our projects, this technique will help to keep our focus on the next few action steps in order to muster our discipline and energy forces to complete the work. This idea may also apply … Continue reading "134 TSP The Foreseeable Future" The post 134 TSP The Foreseeable Future appeared first on Teach Suzuki Podcast.

Duration:00:24:43

133 TSP Hodgepodge: Connections, Language, Goals

10/21/2018
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Today’s episode briefly visits three subject areas: making connections, reframing language, and Suzuki Triangle goals. The episode discusses each of these three areas and offers examples and suggestions for improving our teaching and parenting relationships. Making Connections Often we interpret the behavior of others as an annoyance, an interruption, or an interference with something we … Continue reading "133 TSP Hodgepodge: Connections, Language, Goals" The post 133 TSP Hodgepodge:...

Duration:00:26:30

132 TSP Wait For It, Work For It

10/14/2018
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Wait For It, Work For It One important skill set we should learn and master in order to navigate life successfully, is the ability to “wait for it” and “work for it.” Even if you are a child, a parent, or a teacher, there are many opportunities to learn and strengthen this skill. This episode … Continue reading "132 TSP Wait For It, Work For It" The post 132 TSP Wait For It, Work For It appeared first on Teach Suzuki Podcast.

Duration:00:28:42

131 TSP Find Your Mark

10/7/2018
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During a recent lesson, I discussed with a university student how to “find your mark,” what it means to “find your mark,” and also how this simple skill can relate to other areas of life. Today’s episode looks at some other general applications of this skill of finding your mark and relates it to the … Continue reading "131 TSP Find Your Mark" The post 131 TSP Find Your Mark appeared first on Teach Suzuki Podcast.

Duration:00:20:00

130 TSP Distractions

9/30/2018
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Noise seems to fill our environment and distract us from our purpose and path. What are some distractions we face and how can we be more effective about handling them? If you have questions or answers or you would like to comment or leave me a voice mail, you can do so at (512) 537-6356. … Continue reading "130 TSP Distractions" The post 130 TSP Distractions appeared first on Teach Suzuki Podcast.

Duration:00:29:40

129 TSP Are We Making It Too Easy?

9/16/2018
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At a recent meeting with other teachers, a colleague raised the question of whether we teachers were making things too easy for teachers, parents, or students to choose not to participate. I thought this was an important idea to consider in more depth. Are we making it too easy for our fellow teachers, parents, or … Continue reading "129 TSP Are We Making It Too Easy?" The post 129 TSP Are We Making It Too Easy? appeared first on Teach Suzuki Podcast.

Duration:00:20:43

128 TSP Attitude

9/9/2018
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Attitude is perhaps one of the greatest tools we have to affect our lives — positive or negative. The Charles Dickens character Ebeneezer Scrooge described his former employer, Mr. Fezziwig, as someone who had “the power to render us happy or unhappy; to make our service light or burdensome; a pleasure or a toil. Say … Continue reading "128 TSP Attitude" The post 128 TSP Attitude appeared first on Teach Suzuki Podcast.

Duration:00:30:39

127 TSP Crank Up the Carousel

9/2/2018
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Today’s episode explores the phenomenon of the swirling carousel and the problems that arise when we crank up the carousel. Come listen and explore some solutions to this perpetual problem of loose pieces that begin to fly off the carousel once we crank the merry-go-round handle. In this episode I mentioned some tools that I … Continue reading "127 TSP Crank Up the Carousel" The post 127 TSP Crank Up the Carousel appeared first on Teach Suzuki Podcast.

Duration:00:27:42

126 TSP Trust Me

8/26/2018
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This episode looks at the importance of trust in the Suzuki Triangle. How does trust affect the teacher-parent-student relationship? What impact can trust or the lack of trust in these relationships have on the quality of learning in the lesson? This is the final week for my special summer discount I to purchase my book, The … Continue reading "126 TSP Trust Me" The post 126 TSP Trust Me appeared first on Teach Suzuki Podcast.

Duration:00:30:06

125 TSP Don’t Ask for a Makeup Lesson!

8/19/2018
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Today’s episode looks at the thorny issue for teachers of makeup lessons. How do we busy teachers explain to parents how difficult the issue of offering makeup lessons can be? This episode offers an opinion from an economist’s point of view. Dr. Victoria Barham is on the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of … Continue reading "125 TSP Don’t Ask for a Makeup Lesson!" The post 125 TSP Don’t Ask for a Makeup Lesson! appeared first on Teach Suzuki Podcast.

Duration:00:14:01

124 TSP What Does a Good Teacher Look Like?

8/12/2018
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What does a good teacher look like? What should we look for when we evaluate a teacher or how effective a lesson is? This episode looks at 7 different categories of teaching descriptors and what items we should consider when evaluating how well a teacher is teaching? Parents can learn quite a bit about being … Continue reading "124 TSP What Does a Good Teacher Look Like?" The post 124 TSP What Does a Good Teacher Look Like? appeared first on Teach Suzuki Podcast.

Duration:00:33:43

123 TSP What Do You See?

8/5/2018
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Parents may need help understanding how they can be effective practice partners with their children. This episode looks at how parents can use various performance descriptors to guide a parent/student practice at home. These descriptors give examples of how parents and students can evaluate performances, whether by the student or another performer. I am offering … Continue reading "123 TSP What Do You See?" The post 123 TSP What Do You See? appeared first on Teach Suzuki Podcast.

Duration:00:18:42

122 TSP Meet Me At Institute!

7/29/2018
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Have you attended a Suzuki Institute yet? Do you wonder what benefit might come from going to an Institute? This episode shares the major benefits of attending a Suzuki Institute from the perspectives of a child, parent, and teacher. Find out how you can tap into the powerful benefits of an Suzuki Institute experience. I … Continue reading "122 TSP Meet Me At Institute!" The post 122 TSP Meet Me At Institute! appeared first on Teach Suzuki Podcast.

Duration:00:29:25

121 TSP Prime the Pump

7/22/2018
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Motivation and inspiration can be found by priming the pump. How does that work? I mentioned other podcast episodes about motivation and a calendar planning form that I developed for my own use: Let’s Build Momentum Motivation Instead of Irritation (Reflection) Today Calendar Form I am offering a special discount to purchase my book, The Twinkle … Continue reading "121 TSP Prime the Pump" The post 121 TSP Prime the Pump appeared first on Teach Suzuki Podcast.

Duration:00:27:44

120 TSP Pass the Butter Please, Thank You

7/15/2018
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How can we help our students and their parents memorize the pieces that the students are studying? Today’s episode offers some ideas to help a student’s memorization process. Here are some of the resources mentioned in the podcast episode: 8 Abilities Developed by Talent Education (podcast episode 52) Why Are We Doing This? (blog article about 8 … Continue reading "120 TSP Pass the Butter Please, Thank You" The post 120 TSP Pass the Butter Please, Thank You appeared first on Teach Suzuki...

Duration:00:32:10

119 TSP The Reset Button

7/8/2018
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I once told a university class that, “Life is like a VCR.” I helped to foster an interesting class discussion that day. One of my favorite VCR buttons is the “reset” button. Today’s episode discusses how to hit your own reset button. I mentioned a few items that I find useful in my teaching studio … Continue reading "119 TSP The Reset Button" The post 119 TSP The Reset Button appeared first on Teach Suzuki Podcast.

Duration:00:32:29

Reflections — The Circle of Prayer

7/4/2018
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Dr. Suzuki said, “The real heart of a parent is prayerful.” What does this statement mean? How can a parent “whisper the hopes of your heart”? If you have a comment or suggestion, you can leave me a voice message on my voicemail line at 512-537-6356 or send me an email at paula@teachsuzuki.com. For more … Continue reading "Reflections — The Circle of Prayer" The post Reflections — The Circle of Prayer appeared first on Teach Suzuki Podcast.

Duration:00:04:05

118 TSP Keep Things Simple

7/1/2018
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It is hard to keep things simple. In today’s world of competing interests that demand complexity in discussion and decision, how are we to make decisions that are simple and effective? Today’s episode discusses one simple idea that Dr. Suzuki suggested to approach music and musical instrument learning. I include other ideas of ways to … Continue reading "118 TSP Keep Things Simple" The post 118 TSP Keep Things Simple appeared first on Teach Suzuki Podcast.

Duration:00:24:53