Check in this area for ideas and resources to support your home practice, including charts, links, and motivation. Let us know YOUR favorite tip or source to share!
Digital Downloads of the Suzuki Recordings can be found HERE
Use these handy charts for easier daily review! Just start at the top line each day, and go straight down as far as you can!
Metronome Online - an online metronome ideal for quick and easy use while practicing music. This music tool helps with your rhythm as well as tempo selections and is always available for free at metronomeonline.com
Google also has a free metronome if you search "metronome"
There are several apps available for phones and tablets as well.
This is a basic list of local, regional and online merchants to assist with instrument rentals, purchase and repairs. Links to suppliers of musical accessories and gifts are also listed. For guitar, flute and harp supplies please use your teacher's referral.
Kruno’s Violin Shop - Sales of professional level instruments, bows and accessories right here in Amarillo. Premiere repair work available as well. Check the website for more information.
Shop hours by appointment.
Longcor Music Company - Rental and sales of violins, violas and cellos, bows, accessories and music.
3432 S Western, Amarillo
Tarpley Music Co.
3800 West Interstate 40, Amarillo
Robertson & Sons Violin Shop
3201 Carlisle NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Websites are listed for family resources only and are not endorsed by the AC Suzuki Program -- let us know what you use, like and what might be removed or added!
The Cello Suites of JS Bach - audio files that can be streamed or downloaded with commentary, history, and more!
Music Theory - lessons on how to read music and drills for treble clef notes.
Musical Glossary for Kids - recommended by Ms. Agreste's Mini Maestros students!
http://www.emusictheory.com/practice.html - individual online drills for note names, key signatures, chords and instrument fingerings
http://www.musictechteacher.com/musicquizzes.htm - over 130 quizzes, puzzles and games about music, including music theory, composers, instruments and more!
http://www.practicespot.com/home.php - lots of info and tips for teachers, students and families! (moving to insidemusicteaching.com)
http://musicmattersblog.com/2008/09/04/links-galore-for-music-games-quizzes-and-activities/ - lots of links for families
http://www.atozkidsstuff.com/music.html - some downloadable games for music notation
http://musiclearningcommunity.com/FreePreview.htm - sample games are free but useful!
http://musicmattersblog.com/category/game-ideas/page/4/ - rhythm/pulse game
"Perhaps it is music that will save the world."- the great cellist, Pablo Casals, upon hearing a group of Suzuki students perform.