Is this how you feel through at-home practice sessions? Here are still me tips & tricks to make them less aggravating!
Child plays sloppily & refuses to do technique
A child can have multiple reasons why they refuse to do the technique.
- Feeling mentally incapable/perfectionism
- Requires too much focus for too little reward (in their mind)
- Physically incapable
- Purposely not giving effort to upset you.
- Pretending not to care
Keeping review fresh and as a priority, is always a tricky one!
- Scrambles: My teacher-trainer at the IAM Suzuki Institute (Rita Hauck) didn’t exactly create the concept of pulling something out of a jar to keep review random. But she did show us her way of doing it called “scrambles”. This is where you break down each piece already studied into its respective sections. For piano you can even break it into smaller segments to keep the variety fresh, such as left hand, right hand, hands together. Then you put them on little pieces of paper, and cut them up. Put them in a jar labeled “To-Do” and then have an empty jar labeled “Done”. Pick one out of the “To-Do” jar once dialy. When the lDone” jar gets full, you put them all back in the “To-Do” jar and start over. You can also use a bag, or hats, or stockings around Christmas time, the key is to keep it fun!
- Here is a website with some pretty awesome ideas I had never thought of, such as “Musical Animal Review” or “Pick a Color Review”, “Draw a Picture Review” (I use the color in one section of a picture per review piece, yay!) Find these ideas and more here: http://www.suzukitriangle.com/20-ways-to-review-your-suzuki-pieces/