Persistence and Diligence!
Suzuki violin lessons paid off for Emma! She started violin lessons when she was 4, and now she is going into the 2nd grade this fall. She found out she will be placed in the Advanced Academic Program at her elementary school as a result of her academic scores. Mom feels that Emma’s academic skills were bolstered by her Suzuki violin lessons. Emma is not only persistent and diligent, she is also a great leader.
Emma is also a great leader.
Since Emma was very young, she was given opportunities to lead her peers in our Suzuki Group Class and at our recitals. Emma (leading at a recital above with her back to the camera) has always maintained a special decorum which demands respect and attention. And let’s not forget, we are talking about a child younger than a first grader! We are grateful to have Emma in our Suzuki program. We all benefit from her presence, and we are so proud she was rewarded for her efforts.
This quote from Shinichi Suzuki about violin lessons fits Emma.
Anything you think of doing, however insignificant, should be done immediately. Spur yourself on and carry it through without becoming discouraged. If this becomes an ingrained habit, things you thought were impossible will become possible, and closed doors will open, as you will discover in many ways.
Finally, we cannot forget the role of the Suzuki mother or father. Emma’s mother has been at Emma’s side, taking notes at violin lessons, teaching Emma how to practice at home, and bringing her to our weekly group classes. Her mom saw the benefit of Suzuki violin lessons when Emma was 4. And she did not waver throughout the several years to see Emma developing fine violin playing skills. Thanks, Mom!
“Oh the places you’ll go.” Dr. Seuss
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