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
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.
Instrument & Supplies Resources
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.
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
3602 Slide Road, No. B-11
Lubbock, Texas 79414
PO Box 2407
Keller, Texas 76244
Full service instrument rental and sales, with many supplemental items of interest to Suzuki families.
The Enterprising RabbitUnique music bags, shoulder rests, games and other products to inspire the young musician.
The Music Stand A diverse selection of high-quality musical and perfoming arts theme merchandise.
Shar SHAR Music is the recognized market leader in North America as a supplier of string family instruments, bows, sheet music, cases, strings and accessories. Customers regularly order from all states/provinces, as well as over 60 countries. Employing more than 100 individuals total, SHAR continues to grow in size and scope.
Advanced players and professional musicians alike have come to depend upon the SHAR Violin Shop's unique offering of products and services. SHAR is also one of the largest suppliers of Suzuki Method™ materials in the country. From the youngest beginner to accomplished professionals, SHAR endeavors to offer the best selection and quality of bowed string family products at excellent prices.
Music Resources & Games
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!
The Music Room - Award-winning general music site by a California public school. Includes info on musical time periods, women in music, theory and more.
Music Theory - lessons on how to read music and drills for treble cleff notes.
Notes of the Staff Flashcards - for treble, alto or bass clef :)
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!
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