Enjoying the Practice Partner Role

The best thing about being a Practice Partner was spending time with each of my three children.  I got to watch them grow up to be really great people.  They were/are violinists and they reached that point where the love and appreciation of music became part of them.  It was a great journey filled with extreme high and low points and every point in between.

The purpose of this blog is to create a community of Practice Partners where we can share ideas, stories, questions, concerns, and enjoy the support of friends with a common goal:  to nurture by love.

So, let’s get started!

Wishing you loving practicing,


As we work with our children, both good and bad behaviors, attitudes, and ideas are repeated and become internalized.  Shinichi Suzuki said, in his book, Ability Development from Age Zero, that “Parents should aim to develop good things in their children and think of what is necessary for their happiness.  Then, these necessities must be repeatedly be given to their children.”  We should always be reviewing and learning new ways to develop these good things.

What do you enjoy most about being your child(ren)’ s practice partner?  What good thing has been added to your family’s environment since you began Suzuki study?