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The Suzuki teacher trainer and violin pedagogue advises students on how to keep the attention of a class, and emphasises the importance of repetition
Why do you ask your Suzuki student teachers to work with beginner children?
A child’s first teacher is the most important, and has the most difficult task. It’s vital that my students experience what it’s like to help their own students build basic skills in a way that is not going to lead to physical problems later on, so the emphasis needs to be at the beginner level. If the basics – for example, holding the instrument and the bow – are established early on, the next steps will follow much more easily and quickly.
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