Dotzauer Day 13: On Suzuki Method and Listening to the Inside of the Cello

8 April 2018 Utrecht   I've never studied Suzuki method, but I've been intrigued ever since I heard the criticisms of it (some of which sounded just plain racist), when growing up as a musical teenager in Western Australia. The gist of the criticism seemed to be that it produced automatons, who couldn’t read music. … Continue reading Dotzauer Day 13: On Suzuki Method and Listening to the Inside of the Cello

Dotzauer Day 12: On Competence, Confidence, and Compromise

7 April 2018 Utrecht   ‘Give your child the gift of being expert at one thing’ Shinichi Suzuki   I am noticing a change in myself these days, and in a way, it's a change back. The great musical pedagogue Shinichi Suzuki wrote 'Give your child the gift of being expert at one thing'. Although … Continue reading Dotzauer Day 12: On Competence, Confidence, and Compromise