Shinichi Suzuki

The Suzuki Experienece

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So you want to solo with orchestra: 10 tips for a successful performance

A solo appearance with orchestra is regarded as a highlight in the life of a young artist. Here are a handful of tips to prepare for a great experience.

Alan Duncan

11 minutes read

As kids begin playing longer and more complex works, opportunities to perform with orchestra emerge. When my daughter had such an opportunity last year, it was a chance for us to reflect on how we prepared and what we learned from the experience. What follows is a description of what we experienced along with lessons that we learned in the form of 10 tips for a great performance with orchestra. (Feel free to jump to the tips!)

How to make an audition video

Sooner or later you'll probably need to make a high-quality video for auditions. Here are some tips on doing it well.

Alan Duncan

6 minutes read

We recently had to produce a couple audition videos, so I thought I'd share what we learned in the process. Even if you're not recording for an audition, it can be valuable to capture piece that your children have polished to a high level in an indelible way.

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The Suzuki Experienece is a weblog focused on helping parents practice more effectively and joyfully with their children. It traces the progress of our experience from beginner to budding young artist.