Parent Talks

Led by Rachel Fabulich
Parent talks will run about 35-45 minutes each, with time at the end for questions and discussion.

Practice Games

Wednesday

June 17, 2020

8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. EDT

$10

Need a game to get out of a practice rut?  How about a new way to look at review pieces?  Does your student need to play 50 repetitions?  In this talk, get your pencils ready to jot down some ideas to make tedious practice time easier for you and your student.  Geared toward the parents of students, ages 3-12.

Viola Note Reading Basics for Parents

Wednesdays

June 24, July 1, and July 8

8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. EDT

$10 each

Learn the basics of note reading, so that you can decode your child's music and follow along.  Uniquely presented in the Alto Clef, for the parents of viola students.

Session 1: Meet the Staff

Session 2: Rhythm Rules

Session 3: Dynamics, Articulations, and other Symbols in Music

Using the Yardstick: Measuring Your Child's Success

Wednesday

July 29, 2020

8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. EDT

$10

"Is my child keeping up?  Am I doing everything I can to support my child?  I know that we're not supposed to worry about pacing, but I'm still a little worried....  What does success even look like in a process that always has more to work on?!" 

These thoughts and more race through a parent's mind on a regular basis, and we're often told "don't worry, it doesn't matter."  This session will offer some ideas on how to create a tangible way to measure your child's success--all while staying well within the boundaries of a loving, nurturing, environment, and relationship.  

Peaks, Plains, and Plateaus

Wednesday

August 5, 2020

8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. EDT

$10

If a Suzuki student's journey were to be mapped out, it would end up looking like a topographical map.  Every musician goes through phases in their life where they are experiencing the excitement of a peak, the frustration of a plain (or even a valley!), and the calm of a plateau.  How do students end up moving from a high peak to a low plain so quickly?  How do we move out of the plateau stage?  What can I expect for my child and our family on this journey?

The Suzuki Triangle(s)

Wednesday

August 12, 2020

8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. EDT

$10

In the Suzuki philosophy, we speak of working in an equilateral triangle: the parent, teacher, and student, all in the process together, and all supporting each other.  However, it turns out that there are several of these triangles.  From the types of lessons we attend, to the ways we listen to the recordings, there are triangles built into almost every aspect of the program.  What are they, and why are they important?

Finding Balance: Nurturing the Whole Family

Wednesday

August 19, 2020

8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. EDT

$10

In Suzuki we so often talk about nurturing the student through the process.  But, those who are in the method know that it involves the whole family.  What happens when things are hard for the parent or a sibling?  What happens when life is getting in the way of peaceful practice sessions?  There is so much more that goes into a years-long process than a good teacher, daily practice, and lots of listening.  Let's address some of the other "life" that happens beyond music lessons.  

All programs will meet on Zoom.  Links will be sent following registration.

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