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Each is a PDF document.
- Teaching Students How to Memorize
Strategies for helping students memorize thoroughly and reliably.
- 10-Performance Club
Why it is worthwhile to encourage your students to perform their piece multiple times.
- Listening Makes a Difference
Repeated listening to a recording helps even professional players learn new-to-them pieces.
- The Goldilocks Principle
Helping students assess whether their technical and musical elements are not enough or too much.
Handouts for Students and Teachers
- How to Learn a New Piece
Checklist for cello students learning a piece in first position by reading. Students should hang this list on their stand and go through all the steps for their reading assignments.
- Review Charts for Suzuki Cello Students
Book 1 Review Chart
Book 1-2 Review Chart
Book 2-3 Review Chart
To help Suzuki cello students maintain their review from current piece back to Twinkle. During the weeks that students are learning the new piece (bottom of column) they should play the review pieces in that column at performance level at a lesson. Color the box or get the teacher's initial to indicate the performance was to the teacher's satisfaction. Don't go on to the next piece until the entire column is colored in.