You Can’t Motivate Your Child – An Online Parent Talk with Karen Gerelus

Join ESPS teachers and parents in our online workshop, featuring Karen Gerelus, on Sunday, January 24 @ 1:30 pm  There are so many presentations, blog posts, podcasts, and books promising to teach parents how to motivate their children to practice a musical instrument. The research shows that parents can’t actually…

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Parent Orientation Workshop – Online Class (Option 2)

This ONLINE workshop is offered to families who are getting started with the ESPS program. The class provides information about the Suzuki Approach and Edmonton Suzuki Piano School. Other topics include:  setting up a successful home environment, the parent’s role as practice partner, and preparing for positive practices.

The Parent Orientation Workshop is also open to ESPS families looking for a refresher class. To reserve your spot, please RSVP to your teacher and sign-up to the online link provided. A zoom invite to the session will be emailed in the days before the session.  Note: Parents who attended the September session do not need to attend the this session.

Annual General Meeting

Plan to attend our Annual General Meeting, where we’ll present our Annual Report, financial statements, and update society members about plans for the coming school term. Additionally, we’ll hold elections for positions on our Board of Directors.

Are you interested in getting involved? ESPS is looking for parent volunteers to contribute their voice to the governance of our society. Whether you have been an ESPS parent for one year or 10, your perspective is valuable, and helps shape the programming we offer to students and families.

Previous Board experience is not necessary. If you’d like more information about joining our Board, please contact Kim for more information at 780.488.0548.

Parent Class

The Parent Workshop is offered to beginner families who are getting started with the ESPS program. The class provides information about the Suzuki approach and Edmonton Suzuki Piano School. Other topics include: setting up a successful home environment, the parent’s role as practice partner, and preparing for positive practices. Additionally, attendees will look at some of the music students will learn in Book One.

The Parent Orientation Workshop is also open to ESPS families looking for a refresher class. To reserve your spot and ensure workshop materials are available for you, please RSVP to your teacher. Note: Parents who attended the Parent Workshop in the spring do not need to attend this session. Please note that this class is for parents only.

Parent Class – Orientation Workshop

The Parent Workshop is offered to families who are getting started with the ESPS program. The class provides information about the Suzuki approach and Edmonton Suzuki Piano School. Other topics include:  setting up a successful home environment, the parent’s role as practice partner, and preparing for positive practices. Additionally, attendees will look at some of the music students will learn in Book One.

The Parent Orientation Workshop is also open to ESPS families looking for a refresher class. To reserve your spot and ensure workshop materials are available for you, please RSVP to your teacher. Note: Parents who attended the Parent Workshop in the spring do not need to attend this session.

Successful Parenting and Practicing: How Your Parenting Style Becomes Your Practice Style

Enjoy this article from ESPS parent Apryl Gladue that appeared in the November 2016 edition of Twinkling the Ivories. Recently at the Fall Workshop, Guest Teacher Nicole Wilton presented a thought provoking talk for ESPS parents.  She invited parents to consider what their parenting style is: Lenient? Strict? Wet noodle? Screamer?…

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