It's beyond music

Diary of a Suzuki Parent

Term 4 - Summer - Week 1 The Twinkle Theme and Dr Suzuki's Cookies

Lots of encouragement for the new term - merit stickers for two pieces.  Start playing the Twinkle theme learning that the bow needs two speeds and that notes are defined not legato.  Still working on the grabbing thumb with micropore tape.  And a bent paperclip on the neck of the violin keeping space in the hand.

Sharron spent a good amount of time learning from Dr Suzuki.  Every day after classes the students used to get together with him for tea and cookies - always the same cookies collected for the class by a student.  One day the students could no longer face the same cookies yet again.  Dr Suzuki walks into the tea room and says "No cookies?  Cookies don't walk by themselves".