In for a penny, in for a pound or...                      print this letter in full sheet or half sheet

"There's no sense in being partially committed to this idea/project/goal.   If we're going to do it at all, let's put everything we have into it.”

Dr. Suzuki wrote that there are two steps for a Suzuki parent. 

It All Depends                                                  print this letter in full sheet or half sheet

“Every child grows; everything depends on how they are raised.” Dr. Suzuki believed that how well a child grows, and how well his/her heart and mind develops, depends on the environment.

Listening Phonemes-The Mother Tongue Approach
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I came across this on the Internet:  A boy was filling out an application for 5th Standard in India (approx. our 5th grade). The boy did not know how to answer this question:  “What is your mother tongue?” and so he asked his father.  The father replied, “ Write: ‘Too long, does not stop for most of the day.’ ”Dr. Suzuki called his approach to teaching music the Mother Tongue approach because it uses basic ideas from language development.

Suzuki and Life Skills from babyhood to adulthood through Suzuki 
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Suzuki Practice and Learning about Frustration
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In my last letter to you I said that life skills that are needed by successful adults are learned through Suzuki instruction.  Today we’ll look at frustration.