I am a life long learner who believes in growth mindset. I have had incredible teachers in my life and hope that their teaching lives on in me and my students.
I believe strongly in the Suzuki Philosophy: Every Child Can. Shinichi Suzuki based his approach on the belief that
"Musical ability is not an inborn talent but an ability which can be developed. Any child who is properly trained can develop musical ability, just as all children develop the ability to speak their mother tongue. The potential of every child is unlimited."
If you are familiar with the work of Carol Dweck you will realize that Dr. Suzuki was teaching "Growth Mindset" over 100 years before the research showed its remarkable effects on learning.
I am a faculty member of the Triangle Area Suzuki Talent Education. Learn more about TASTE here.
I am a lifetime member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas. See my qualifications here.