Thoughts on Parent Involvement

September 11, 2012

After a year of teaching and guiding Austin on the violin, I’ve truly experienced how important being a supportive parent is to your child.  Suzuki’s philosophy really stresses on the parent involvement, and I think it’s so great that parents are willing to spend time with their children while they are practicing.  Austin truly looks forward to our daily practices and time spent with mommy.  I try to schedule our lesson time once a week like the rest of my students, but it’s hard for me to not ‘correct’ his posture and act like a teacher when we’re practicing.  I have to constantly tell myself just let him play and enjoy during his practice days.  If you’re a parent and you’re reading my blog, I just want to let you know that just having you being there for your child is already time well spent even if you don’t know how to play the instrument.  I want to thank all the parents who are so supportive and helpful toward their children’s learning process.  You might not feel the reward immediately, but it will come and you will enjoy every moment of it once it does:)

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3 Responses to “Thoughts on Parent Involvement”

  1. karmeleon said

    Certainly we have to guide them as parent coach, right? Esp while they are young

    • That is what you would think parents should do, but you’d be surprised at how many parents neglect their children and let their children do whatever they want…sigh…I’m happy to find most Suzuki parents care and really nurture their children with love:)

      • karmeleon said

        Must educate them on the Suzuki Philosophy. ;D … I am surprised enough from one of the most common questions that I am asked by other parents “Does he practise?”, followed by “How many times a week does he practise?”… Gulp.

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