Take a look back at our ESPS newsletter, Twinkling the Ivories,  for great articles and useful advice from teachers, parents and students.

2017

  • September 2017 (pdf, 2 pgs, 454 KB) – Great Ready for a Great Year at ESPS!
  • June 2017 (pdf, 4 pgs, 717 KB) – Take On Our Summer Practice Challenge:  Make Practice Fun this Summer!
  • April 2017 (pdf, 4 pgs, 783 KB) – Children Learn from One Another:  A Look at ESPS Groups
  • February 2017 (pdf, 4 pgs, 732 KB) – A Milestone for Tess Brown: 40 Years at ESPS

2016

  • November 2016 (pdf, 4 pgs, 1.19 MB) – Successful Parenting and Practicing:  How Your Parenting Style Becomes Your Practicing Style
  • September 2016 (pdf, 4 pgs, 454KB) – Simplifying September
  • June 2016 (pdf, 2 pgs, 55KB) – Add Some Musical FUN to Your Summer!
  • April 2016 (pdf, 4 pgs, 419 KB) – It’s All Fun and Games at Practice Time:  Gamification
  • February 2016 (pdf, 4 pgs, 130 KB) – Get Ready for Recitals:  One Family Shares Their Experience

2015

  • November 2015 (pdf, 4 pgs, 304 KB) – The Wonder of Growth: Notes from the Fall Workshop
  • September 2015 (pdf, 4 pgs, 248 KB) – Welcome (Back) to Edmonton Suzuki Piano School!
  • June 2015 (pdf, 4 pgs, 125 KB) – Staying in Shape – Keeping Up With Practice over the Summer
  • April 2015 (pdf, 4 pgs, 114 KB) – The Importance of Listening
  • February 2015 (pdf, 6 pgs, 150 KB) – Celebrating 40 Years! Ruth Johnson Looks Back at ESPS’ History
  • January 2015 (pdf, 2 pgs, 68 KB) – Notes from the Fall Workshop – Parent Talk with Nicole Wilton

2014

  • January 2014 (pdf, 2 pgs, 59 KB) –  Look, Listen, and Learn: Reflections on Listening by Gail Lange
  • May 2014 (pdf, 2 pgs, 122 KB) –  Getting More Out of Groups
  • June 2014 (pdf, 2 pgs, 61 KB) –  Practical Practice Tips From a Suzuki Parent
  • September 2014 (pdf, 2 pgs, 61 KB) –  Welcome to Another Year at Edmonton Suzuki Piano School!
  • November 2014 (pdf, 2 pgs, 89 KB) – 7 Tips to Make Practices Successful

2013

  • January 2013 (pdf, 2 pgs, 68 KB) –  A Sense of Awe: Approaching Piano Practice the Suzuki Way
  • April 2013 (pdf, 2 pgs, 56 KB) – Can I be a Successful Suzuki Parent Even if I Don’t Play the Piano?
  • June 2013 (pdf, 4 pgs, 149 KB) – Living the Suzuki Lifestyle
  • September 2013 (pdf, 2 pgs, 125 KB) – What I’ve Learned in my First Year as a Suzuki Parent
  • November 2013 (pdf, 2 pgs, 125 KB) –Lessons in Making Home Practice Easier

2012

  • February 2012 (pdf, 2 pgs, 250 KB) –  Achieving Balance: Practice Pointers from a Suzuki Parent
  • March 2012 (pdf, 2 pgs, 103 KB) –  Knowing One’s Goal: The Importance of Listening in the Suzuki Approach
  • May 2012 (pdf, 2 pgs, 54 KB) –  Its Graduation Time: Graduation Etiquette
  • September 2012 (pdf, 2 pgs, 57 KB) – Welcome to the 2012/13 School Year!
  • November 2012 (pdf, 2 pgs, 59 KB) – Share the Music – Host a Neighbourhood Piano Party

2011

  • December 2011 (pdf, 2 pgs, 224 KB) –  Becoming Your Child’s Biggest Fan: Practice Tips from Nicole Elliott
  • October 2011 (pdf, 2 pgs, 76 KB) –  Tim’s Top Ten Tips
  • September 2011 (pdf, 2 pgs, 399 KB) –  Getting Creative: How I Survived My First Year as a Suzuki Parent
  • June 2011 (pdf, 2 pgs, 329 KB) – Keeping Your Teen at the Piano
  • March 2011 (pdf, 2 pgs, 187 KB) –  Spring Festival
  • February 2011 (pdf, 2 pgs, 233 KB) –  Ed Kreitman, Renowned Suzuki Educator, Defines “Progress”

2010

  • October 2010 (pdf, 2 pgs, 203 KB) –  Trick or Treating the Suzuki Way
  • September 2010 (pdf, 4 pgs, 393 KB) – Where’s the Fun in Suzuki?
  • June 2010 (pdf, 4 pgs, 424 KB) – Peter’s Practice Pointers – Practice Tips from an ESPS Student
  • March 2010 (pdf, 2 pgs, 64 KB)
  • February 2010 (pdf, 2 pgs, 75 KB) – Harmony at Honens: A Teacher’s Perspective of the Honens Festival

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