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Is my child progressing at a normal rate?

Emily Greetham, BSS Violin Instructor

“Is my child progressing at a normal rate?” I heard this question many times during parent-teacher conferences at Buffalo Suzuki Strings. I found this question difficult to answer. After pondering this question a bit more, I have a few thoughts to share. I’m not sure there is a “normal” rate of progress in the Suzuki Method. Every child is unique and moves at his or her own developmental pace. With that being said, I do think that with excellent technique and diligent practice, students will move through the Suzuki books successfully. Just remember, proper technique, correct set-up, and consistent practice sessions are necessary in order to make progress!

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