I am enjoying a week at the Chicago Suzuki Institute taking more piano teacher training. (My families know that I will have new things to show them next week!)
Suzuki Institutes are wonderful places. Where else can you share a week of lessons, group classes, parent lectures, and cafeteria food with like-minded Suzuki families?
Some are just beginning the journey while others are well on their way. The young learn from the old. The old share their experiences. And, oh the music! Children arrive with polished pieces and master teachers show the children and their practice partners how to take those pieces to an even higher level of musicality with great encouragement and love.
The Denison Suzuki Winter Festival is a weekend version of an Institute and isn’t it a lot of fun?
My family went to the Columbus Suzuki Institute for 11 summers and the kids are still in contact with friends whom they met there.
Has your family been to an Insitute? Please share your experiences with us!