This page is for resources that I often recommend to people. Rather than emailing the same article repeatedly to different students I’m collating some favourite resources in one handy webpage so we can all find them easily. Some are books, so the link will simply direct you to an online bookseller, but many are websites, online articles, and podcasts. There are no doubt many other fabulous resources on all of these topics – these are just a few of my current favourites.
Local music organizations I’m involved in/have been involved in (AKA alphabet soup):
STEP – http://suzukinl.ca/ – The Suzuki program where I teach
NSO – http://nsomusic.ca – the orchestra in which I play
NLSI – http://nlsi.ca/ – summer Suzuki camp for families
ICMI – http://icebergchambermusic.ca/ – summer chamber music for advanced students
Tuckamore – https://tuckamorefestival.ca/ – summer chamber music for very advanced students, plus lots of fabulous concerts
MUN School of Music – https://www.mun.ca/music/ – where I studied as a grad student
CFM local 820- http://cfm820.ca/ – musicians’ union
MUN Chamber Music for Youth https://www.mun.ca/music/ycprograms/chambermusicforyouth.php – weekly chamber music for students ages 9-18
QVE – https://www.qve.ca/ – the choir in which I sing
Other local music organizations I encourage my students to join when appropriate:
CALOS Youth Orchestras http://nsyo.ca/index.html – formerly the NSYO
Strong Harbour Strings https://strongharbourstrings.com/
National/International music organizations I’m involved in:
Suzuki Association of the Americas – https://suzukiassociation.org/ –
Andover Educators – http://bodymap.org/main/
Helping Parents Practice – https://www.amazon.com/Helping-Parents-Practice-Making-Easier/dp/0976785439 – this book is required reading for all new Suzuki parents. Usually included in your STEP Beginners Program registration.
Nurtured by Love – https://www.amazon.ca/Nurtured-Love-Translated-Original-Japanese/dp/0739090445/ref=sr_1_1?hvadid=74491971105807&hvbmt=be&hvdev=c&hvqmt=e&keywords=nurtured+by+love&qid=1564503035&s=gateway&sr=8-1 – this book is also required reading for all new Suzuki parents. Also usually included in your STEP Beginners Program registration
Body Mapping resources:
Andover Educators website – http://bodymap.org/main/ – there are lots of Body Mapping articles and lists of available books here
What Every Violinist Needs to Know About the Body – https://www.giamusic.com/store/resource/what-every-violinist-needs-to-know-about-the-body-book-g7409 – This book is an amazing resource on how to apply Body Mapping to violin playing. There is a whole series of similar books for different instruments.
Teaching Body Mapping to Children – https://www.giamusic.com/store/resource/teaching-body-mapping-to-children-book-g9229 – This book takes the incredible detail in the book above and shows how to present it to children in bite-sized pieces.
How to Learn the Alexander Technique – https://www.amazon.ca/How-Learn-Alexander-Technique-Students/dp/0962259543 – Don’t let the title deceive you – this book is more about Body Mapping than the Alexander Technique.