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Wee Violin: Music for Young Violinists Preparatory to Twinkle: Crystal Boyack will present a curriculum for young violinists, pre Suzuki book 1, that was designed to help make practicing with your children more fun. Music is based on tunes from around the world.
5 Ways to Simplify Your Studio Management: In this presentation, veteran Suzuki cello teacher Brittany Gardner and CEO of studio management software Duet Partner Neylan McBaine will introduce teachers to tools and ideas that can make their lives easier. Drawn from their course, Setting Up An Independent Music Studio, Brittany and Neylan will share tips around billing, scheduling, building relationships with parents, streamlining studio traditions and more.
Music and the Developing Child: Jessica Nix, Early Intervention Specialist at Kids On The Move and Kindermusik teacher, will explore how music impacts a child's development.
Child-Focused Stretching Workshop: Young students often develop tension in their back, shoulders, arms, and jaws from spending time at their instrument practicing. Join yoga instructor Rachel Woerner to learn some fun, child-focused stretches and exercises you can take home and help your students or children in this workshop designed for both teachers and parents.
Chair-Assisted Yoga for Adults: Pain and tension in the back, neck, hips, and wrists are common issues for musicians—and anyone else who spends a lot of time seated. Join yoga instructor Rachel Woerner in learning accessible, chair-supported stretches to relieve some of the most common pains and tensions.
Creative Teaching & Practicing Ideas: TruAnn Boulter will be sharing fun and creative teaching ideas for Private lessons, Group lessons, and Recitals. There will also be time to share fun and creative ideas workshop attendees use or have heard about.
Reimagined Rewards: Building Intrinsic Motivation in Your Student: Are reward systems beneficial for your student? Join Peter Romney to learn about ways to provide more than just rewards, while at the same time increasing the time and quality of your student's practice.
Creating a Culture of Community in Your Studio and Beyond: Whether intentional or not, your music studio or home learning environment has a culture. This session with Rebecca Goeckeritz is going to explore how the Suzuki Method supports a culture of community and will challenge teachers and parents to look at their current culture and creatively think about ways to be more intentional in creating the culture they desire.
Songs for Sight Reading: Phala Tracy will present her four-volume graded curriculum "Songs for Sight Reading" along with ideas for approaching note reading at various levels and from various angles. While this printed curriculum is harp-specific, the games and challenges she uses in her teaching could be applied to any instrument. Some of this will be harp specific, but a lot of it will be ideas about how to engage with students as they are learning to read music...and that is universal.
I LOVE to Read Music! Suzuki Steps to Music Literacy: Old-fashioned Suzuki whiz kids, who can play well but can’t sight read? This session with Denise Willey for all bowed stringed instruments will demonstrate easy, quick, efficient, and effective steps to teach music reading, sight reading, & even theory to children & teens, to bring them to fabulous music literacy in 5+ minutes a day. Presentation includes understandable methods, clear explanations, and helpful demonstrations with children demonstrators, and effective materials which teachers and parents can use.
So You Want to be a Suzuki Teacher?: Join Kyra Sovronsky for this introductory session for students/teachers interested in learning about the Suzuki method. Topics will include the Suzuki philosophy, practical applications and the training process.
Parent Panel: Come ask all your questions to a panel of Suzuki parents! Learn the ins and outs of how to be a thriving Suzuki family.