2019 Suzuki Winter Workshop

Over the school holidays we went to the 2019 Christchurch Suzuki Mid-winter Workshop. Here is a summary of that event.

The Nurture Assumption

Reading this book I realised why it is so hard to get a child to practice their instrument if it is just an “at home” thing and (from the child’s point of view) not relevant to life outside. There are many advantages to your child seeing relevance to their music playing. From their point of view, they are more likely to enjoy it and feel motivated and I’m sure this will give you great pleasure to see. Also, from a practical point of view, practice sessions will be easier!


Our kids have both been learning a mixture of violin and piano for the last few years and here you get to see them perform. The Nelson Centre of Music and Arts (NCMA) holds these students concerts once each term, and students are encouraged to perform.