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Danielle Gomez Kravitz
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2018 Teacher Training at the San Diego Suzuki Institute
The San Diego Suzuki Institute is continuing to expand its teacher training offerings this year with three different classes: July 29 10:00am - 5:00pm Every Child Can! Every Child Can! is an introductory course on the Suzuki philosophy and its application t...
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Parenting Trickle Over?
So my husband and I are expecting our first child in a few months.  I decided to make this blog post as a way to capture this "moment in time" so that way I can go back to it in a few years (with a few thousand tantrums under our belts) and laugh. I've been...
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The Importance of Music Theory
There is never enough time to get everything done in a music lesson.  And even if there is enough time, it doesn't necessarily mean that the student is mentally on board.  All your grandiose plans can easily go out the window the moment the student walks in...
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"Daily Do" in Circles
Singing "Daily Do" helps student learn to keep a steady beat, sing intervals, scales and triads using solfege and hand signs and the relationship of major to minor. 
"Daily Do" in Circles
"Daily Do" in Circles
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The Value of Music Education
Music educator Richard Gill argues the case for igniting the imagination through music and for making our own music. In this talk, he leads the TEDxSydney audience through some surprising illustrations of the relationship between music and our imagination. ...
The Value of Music Education
The Value of Music Education
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Like Throwing A Punch
The concept of "tone" is difficult.  It's especially difficult for young musicians because it is not only intangible but also hinges on the notion of quality.  At the ripe old age of six, the difference between a good quality meal and a bad quality meal usu...
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Tone Starts with the Legs
Something I've been working on with my students of late is "using the legs to create tone."  No, this doesn't mean holding the bow with the legs! It's more along the lines of lifting a heavy object.  While it's easy to focus on just  the arms, lifting somet...
Tone Starts with the Legs
Tone Starts with the Legs
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A Healthy Obsession
I'm always fascinated by the process of learning a new piece.  As a music teacher it's what keeps the job interesting for me.  Each time you teach a piece you become better at teaching it.  The more pitfalls you see students fall into the better you become ...
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Being Busy Kills Creativity
I've been busier than usual of late.  My husband and I bought our first house together and, naturally, this had to coincide with the San Diego Suzuki Institute's  inaugural year.  Because heaven forbid these big life events are comfortably spaced apart. Wit...
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Learning Styles and the Importance of Critical Self-Reflection
The belief in learning styles is so widespread, it is considered to be common sense. Few people ever challenge this belief, which has been deeply ingrained in our educational system. Teachers are routinely told that in order to be effective educators, they ...
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