Before We Begin

 

The Home-Teacher Course and subsequent lessons will provide many details on how to ensure a successful learning experience for the child and home-teacher.   Before beginning it is important to understand what is needed to fully participate in this program of study.  The Home-Teacher is expected to:

 

-Participate in the 6-week Home-teacher Training Course, this is actually the beginning of the child’s study.

 

-Attend each lesson and group class and to fully participate in the session (interacting with the teacher and child when prompted, taking detailed notes, etc.)

 

-Initiate and participate in daily practice sessions with the child, trying to follow through on the points and assignments from the lesson.

 

-Play the recordings in the child’s presence daily.  This will most often be in the form of passive listening, while other activities are taking place.

 

-Cooperate in creating a positive and supportive learning environment

 

A high degree of responsibility, initiative and creativity taken by the

home-teacher will greatly enhance the Suzuki experience.

 

The following materials will eventually be needed for study:

 

-A good quality and appropriately sized guitar (Young Guitarists can acquire suitable instruments            at wholesale prices ranging from $200-$500). 

           Please do not purchase an instrument on your own.

 

-A guitar footstool ($10-$15)

 

-Suzuki Guitar School Book 1 (Alfred) and Recording (supplemental recordings and literature will            be provided by the teacher). ($25)

 

-The book Nurtured by Love (Alfred) by Shinchi Suzuki ($10)

 

-Music Stand ($10-$30)

 

-Electronic Guitar Tuner ($15-$40)

 

-An appropriately sized chair or stool

 

Piedmont Suzuki Studio  Young Guitarists

 

2410 Elizabeth Avenue• Winston-Salem, NC • 27103

(336) 945-8666