Before We Begin
The Home-Teacher Course and subsequent lessons will provide many details on how to ensure a successful learning experience for the child and home-teacher. Before beginning it is important to understand what is needed to fully participate in this program of study. The Home-Teacher is expected to:
-Participate in the 6-week Home-teacher Training Course, this is actually the beginning of the child’s study.
-Attend each lesson and group class and to fully participate in the session (interacting with the teacher and child when prompted, taking detailed notes, etc.)
-Initiate and participate in daily practice sessions with the child, trying to follow through on the points and assignments from the lesson.
-Play the recordings in the child’s presence daily. This will most often be in the form of passive listening, while other activities are taking place.
-Cooperate in creating a positive and supportive learning environment
A high degree of responsibility, initiative and creativity taken by the
home-teacher will greatly enhance the Suzuki experience.
The following materials will eventually be needed for study:
-A good quality and appropriately sized guitar (Young Guitarists can acquire suitable instruments at wholesale prices ranging from $200-$500).
Please do not purchase an instrument on your own.
-A guitar footstool ($10-$15)
-Suzuki Guitar School Book 1 (Alfred) and Recording (supplemental recordings and literature will be provided by the teacher). ($25)
-The book Nurtured by Love (Alfred) by Shinchi Suzuki ($10)
-Music Stand ($10-$30)
-Electronic Guitar Tuner ($15-$40)
-An appropriately sized chair or stool
Piedmont Suzuki Studio Young Guitarists
2410 Elizabeth Avenue• Winston-Salem, NC • 27103