Practice Tips

“In twenty years of teaching the Suzuki method, I have never met a student who had not learned the notes to the piece he or she was working on. I have, however, met many, many students, who had learned the notes and bowings to their pieces but who had not learned to hold the instrument and bow properly, to produce a beautiful full sound on their instruments, or to play in tune.

My concern is that some teachers and students are spending valuable lesson and practice time learning how to play the notes and bowings of pieces, leaving no time for refining the skills necessary for the artistic performance of the piece after it is learned.”

Edward Kreitman