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How Do I Know If My Child Will Like This?

Check out this great blog post by Christine Goodner over at The Suzuki Triangle. Be sure to check out her new book, Beyond the Music Lesson: Habits of Successful Suzuki Families. Parents looking for lessons often ask me this question: How do I know my child will...

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An Evening of Community

On October 16 at 6:30p, our Monday night group class students will be visited by a speaker from Heartland Alliance. Students will learn about why we are having a benefit concert, who we are helping and how they are supporting. After we hear from the Heartland...

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What You Practice Today Is Not Important

What You Practice Today Is Not Important: A Music Teacher’s Manifesto (the following article was reposted from here). I use the Suzuki Method to teach the violin. Your child may be learning through a different style. They may be learning something completely...

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10 Children’s Books for Teaching Growth Mindset

Having a "Growth Mindset" is something we help OPSA families develop as they work towards mastering a challenging skill such as making beautiful music on the violin or cello. Here are several books to help you grow this mindset with your child. To learn even more...

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6 Tips for Raising Independent Children

Reposted from here.  As parents, it feels good—great even —when our kids NEED us. When they turn to us for guidance, affection, even that peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Those are all good things. We do have to remind ourselves, however, our long-term parenting...

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Habits Of Successful Suzuki Families

The following is an excerpt from the book Beyond the Music Lesson: Habits of Successful Suzuki Families which is available here.  It is meant to be a resource for families looking to answer the question: “How do we make the Suzuki method work in our everyday life?”...

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Work Specifically For Each Child

My Name Is Tom. I’ve Been a Teacher for 10 Years and I Still Get My A** Kicked Nearly Every Day. (The following article was written by Tom Rademacher and re-posted from here. We hope you enjoy it!) No, it won’t be easy. It won’t be easy during your first year or...

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