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Motivation

Studio Thoughts – November 2016 I work to make several “tools” available to help each student succeed.  One of the most important ones is motivation.  I want to help students develop Intrinsic Motivation for violin learning, and I believe that discovering the rewards of hard work can extend motivation into other areas of life.   To help …

The Suzuki Triangle – Part 1

Studio Thoughts – October 2016 On the Suzuki Triangle Adapted from post by Valerie Malvinni, published Aug 28, 2013 at 09:25 AM in Santa Barbara Violin Tips The Suzuki Triangle is made up of three people: the student, the parent, and the teacher. All three are crucial for the student to be successful. The Triangle does not privilege any one member, …

Beating a Dead Horse

I had a high school student recently do a “crash course” audition preparation.  Though we had been working on it for a few months, the concerto movement was not even close to ready when she first learned of the audition.  It seems she just needed some motivation.  In just 11 days, she pulled the basic technical aspects of the piece …