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What Suzuki Knew, That Took Science 50 Years to Prove

What Suzuki Knew, That Took Science 50 Years to Prove

While for years I’ve stood by the Suzuki philosophy that “every child has talent,” this past week a conversation with a friend, a well-known practice coach from Los Angeles, showed me a gap in my thinking. The gap is tiny, but through it you can see the...
Solving the Straight Pinky Problem

Solving the Straight Pinky Problem

I love getting little reminders every so often that no matter how long I have been teaching, I am just a few steps down the path. Why do I love these reminders? Because teaching violin is one of the toughest nuts I have ever tried to crack … and I love a good...
Heart of Violin Teaching

Heart of Violin Teaching

The Heart of Violin Teaching by Elise Winters Vivid emotions, rich images, and pungent smells. Fragments of a past that recedes away from us with each year of grown-up responsibilities and challenges. Hiding under the kitchen table, running my hand over...