Today I had a very nice experience teaching two students in Italy (by Zoom). The first student lived in Bologna, the next in Piemonte. This event has been organized by the European Suzuki Association by Marco Messina, a very enthousiastic teacher in Italy. It is called: Suzuki Lesson Link Up. In Messina’s words:
“A day when students can have a ‘distant’ lesson with a teacher from another country. The idea behind it, is to demonstrate the great ability of the Suzuki Method to connect people united by a single project and who speak te same Suzuki language. The lesson will naturally focus on a positive approach that aims to achive a positive experience and maybe a first contact of friendship that remains until teachers and students can meet at a future workshop or convention.”
And on Sunday 5th of July I taught a boy living near Rome. Among many pieces he played ‘A Short Story’ and some exam pieces has has to study. We practised with the metronome, and after that we did some improvisation exercises which he liked very much. His mother wanted me to come to visit Italy. I could stay with in their house. This only after half een hour of teaching. Music is connecting, that’s for sure.