A Helping Hand for Parents...

It is a certainty that all students - and therefore all parents - go through rough patches in their studies. It’s not a matter of if, but rather when it will happen. The question then becomes how to deal with it and keep it from happening too often. 

There is a terrific book that I often recommend to parents who are having trouble with at-home practice. It is by Edmund Sprunger - a Suzuki teacher/Suzuki parent/psychotherapist. His background allows him to bring many different perspectives and levels of insight. It is a worthy read and would be a great addition to any family bookcase. 

I recently told a parent about it and they came back a few weeks later exclaiming that “it should be required reading for all parents - whether they have a Suzuki student or not!”


Home practice is almost always the thing that both parents and students struggle with the most. The good news is that you’re not alone. There are many resources available. Make sure to talk with other parents for their helpful hints. 

Most things in life worth pursuing can be a challenge at times…