I’ve posted seven lessons on my Youtube channel of work with pre-twinkler, Hayley. Each shows my introduction to important pre-twinkle teaching points, but most important you can get a sense for how I structure lessons and how a develop a rhythm for productive lesson work.
Take a look each episode in the series here.
This week I’m launching a series of lessons with another pre-twinkle, Santi. Notice how the cadence of lessons with Santi differ with that of Hayley’s. You will see me work through similar skills, but using different words, different activities, and different games.
The adaption of my teaching to the unique nature of each of my students is something I’ll work on for the rest of my life. But I’m excited you use the next few Observe Suzuki Violin Lessons to study the way in which I’m already tailoring my teaching.
Watch Santi’s lesson below or on youtube.
0:00 Watching game and bow
0:15 Parent made bow holds
2:05 Ring of Fire
2:55 Up Like a Rocket
[Lesson focus: posture and coordination]
4:55 Watching game and bow
5:50 Relaxation exercise
6:00 Teacher made bow hold
6:40 Up Like a Rocket
7:18 Numbers Game
8:00 Hold while teacher plays piece
9:00 Left Hand independence and strength – add space
12:30 Passing the “Magic Stone,” finger ID
1640 Caring for the violin
17:30 Arm Scrubbing