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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

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

117 TSP What Did You Do During Summer Vacation?

6/24/2018
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When your child returns to school in the fall and reports about his or her summer vacation experience, what will he or she say? Today’s episode looks a little closer at two particular summer music experiences and the excellent benefits that each would offer to music students. If you are interested in other summer activities, … Continue reading "117 TSP What Did You Do During Summer Vacation?" The post 117 TSP What Did You Do During Summer Vacation? appeared first on Teach Suzuki Podcast.

Duration:00:27:05

116 TSP Building the Right Environment

6/17/2018
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Dr. Suzuki said, “Man is the son of his environment.” How can we build the right environment? This episode looks at the physical and psychological aspects of environment and visits several ideas about improving both aspects. The episode talked about a special visual clock timer that I use in my studio and home. (I use … Continue reading "116 TSP Building the Right Environment" The post 116 TSP Building the Right Environment appeared first on Teach Suzuki Podcast.

Duration:00:31:21

Reflections — Truly Civilized

6/13/2018
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What is a truly civilized human being? Dr. Suzuki thought that raising children to be truly civilized is the best gift that we can give them. Today’s reflection considers what being truly civilized means. If you have a comment or suggestion, you can leave me a voice message on my voicemail line at 512-537-6356 or … Continue reading "Reflections — Truly Civilized" The post Reflections — Truly Civilized appeared first on Teach Suzuki Podcast.

Duration:00:02:13

115 TSP Skip Ahead to the Part Where I’m Awesome

6/10/2018
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I find it interesting that many adults — adult students as well as the parents of my students — may have expectations that attending lessons with a good teacher will be enough to skip the hard work of learning. Many of these adults expect that the results will be magnificent in short order with little … Continue reading "115 TSP Skip Ahead to the Part Where I’m Awesome" The post 115 TSP Skip Ahead to the Part Where I’m Awesome appeared first on Teach Suzuki Podcast.

Duration:00:19:55

Reflections — Genius is Developed

6/6/2018
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Genius revealed is not amazing, Dr. Suzuki thought. That children can develop and achieve so much through work and the principles ofTalent Education is amazing. 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 information … Continue reading "Reflections — Genius is Developed" The post Reflections — Genius is Developed appeared first on Teach Suzuki Podcast.

Duration:00:01:41

114 TSP First, Find a Shovel

6/3/2018
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When faced with a desire to accomplish something — a goal — how do you reach it? How do you manage your projects? How skilled are you at outcome-based thinking? How can teachers and parents help students and children learn how to think and plan their own goal accomplishments? I have podcast and written blog … Continue reading "114 TSP First, Find a Shovel" The post 114 TSP First, Find a Shovel appeared first on Teach Suzuki Podcast.

Duration:00:21:59

Reflections — Too Strong to Be Broken

5/30/2018
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When we work to strengthen good habits or eliminate bad ones, we bump up against the inertia factor. Today’s reflection offers a few simple guidelines to help a parent, teacher, or student overcome the inertia factor when working in the habit area. If you have a comment or suggestion, you can leave me a voice … Continue reading "Reflections — Too Strong to Be Broken" The post Reflections — Too Strong to Be Broken appeared first on Teach Suzuki Podcast.

Duration:00:04:55