3. Preparing for each Suzuki Institute Masterclass
Individual practice for the masterclass is very vital during a Suzuki Institute. It should first on your practice list. Orchestra, ensemble music, fiddling, and reading take second place to that but should also be practiced as well. The most helpful things parents can do at the masterclass is to take very careful notes during the lessons. This is so that you know exactly what to work on for the next masterclass and so you can report back to the home teacher about what you worked on during the week. Your home teacher will benefit from knowing exactly what you worked on during your week at a Suzuki Institute. Remember to have an open mind. Most likely students will be asked to play things differently with a Suzuki Institute teacher then with your home teacher. You will want to be open to new suggestions and trying things in new ways.