I can’t believe it is the last day of Suzuki Institute already! The time flies by. Mainly because you are kept so busy. But this has been a great summer—wonderful people, inspiring teachers, and fudge.
I had to teach in front of the class yesterday. It went just fine…I have become better at this over the past two years.
Advice for teaching:
Drive the point home. Stick to the point. Keep sticking to it.
Make a point. Activate that point. Use minimal words, then activate it.
Lead the student to answers. Isolate and follow through on points.
Prioritize. Teach technique first, music second.
Do you see a pattern? I think I might. Something about "one point, one lesson."
Lots of class observations as usual 🙂
Our class decided to go out to dinner last night, to a nice place (well, THE nice place) in town. Oh, wait, first, violin cookies!
(I hope Mike isn’t reading this…or else I suppose he won’t be surprised if I obliterated last week’s weight loss. Darn fudge shoppe and violin cookies…)
I DID get a 2.5 mile run in before dinner, aren’t I fancy?
The menu for "Cream ‘n’ Sugar." I had the gnocchi with shrimp…yum! It is the "nice" restaurant in town. It wasn’t open last year. I hope it makes it through the year.
Then I wanted a picture of Holly and I standing so you could see how I spent all week feeling short. Except I look taller in the photo. Oops. Trust me that I spent a week feeling like I wasn’t the tallest woman around. Just trust me.
Also my head is gigantic. Oh well.
So today I drive home. And that is the end of Suzuki Institute for this summer. It’ll be back to the originally scheduled blogging about…well…very little ;) Less fudge, more working out, I suppose. Oh, and more wedding planning!!