Dear Parents and Students,

I can’t believe what an awesome place I’ve found to live and teach! The last few months have included some of the most wonderful experiences of my life. The children I teach here are beautiful. The families I have gotten to know are kind and loving. I am excited to be feeling well again, too! I look forward to getting to know all of you even more and watching your children grow through the upcoming years. I am thankful for everything that I have here in Fredericksburg. In this newsletter I have information about group play-ins for October and the Parent-Student-Teacher triangle!
October Play In and Large Group Ensemble

October 9 & 23 at the Gillespie County Courthouse Gazebo 11:30 p.m. & 12:15 p.m.
Weather permitting, large group ensemble and group play-ins will be held for students at the gazebo near the court house in Fredericksburg.
(Alternate location may be used due to weather or other conflict.)
Ages 3-7 at 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Ages 8 and up 12:15 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

If you can’t make it, it’s okay! These are not required, but should be fun for those who can make it!

I hope to be able to announce some more group classes very soon.

Parent-Student-Teacher Triangle

In the interest of Suzuki Education, I thought I would let you know a little bit about what I have observed in the past month regarding the Parent-Student-Teacher triangle.

Everyone has done a great job so far of getting students set up for success!

Parents, you have already done SO much to help:

  • Enrolled students in lessons
  • Acquired instruments that are of a good quality for learning
  • Helped establish daily practice habits
  • Made at home practice fun so that students look forward to lessons
  • Made opportunities for students to listen to their Suzuki CD at home, in the car, etc.
  • Attended lessons and took notes on what to practice

Students, you have done a lot of good work, too:

  • Practiced at home EVERY day
  • Had a good attitude for learning during lessons and practice
  • Worked hard at your lessons and with parents at home
  • Listened to the Suzuki CD as much as possible

I hope you can see that I have put a lot of work into this as well. Now that the main organizational goals have been met, I can begin to focus even more on lessons!
I have done my best  to create an environment that is both structured and fun for students to learn the basic skills of playing. I try to make sure students have correct posture and bow grip but at the same time are having a good time. I have specific goals for each group of students. I work each week to improve. Please let me know how I’m doing or if you have any concerns.

If we are all working together, our triangle can create something magical. Not only will student be able to play music well, they will also have great relationships that will allow them to work together toward large goals. I hope above all they will have fun while they’re at it!