Hi I’m Jane, mother & parent-teacher of four boys learning piano, viola & violin (so far!). I’ve had six years kid-wrangling music practice and instrument instruction with some success …. and lots of blood, sweat and tears (mine and the children!) Here at Smart Suzuki Parent, I am dedicated to helping all parents of children learning musical instruments stay motivated on this sometimes challenging path!

I, like you, want to foster the lifelong habit of deliberate practice in my children. I strive everyday to build noble characters who rise to any challenge confidently and joyfully, surrounded by a love of music. However I know well how difficult it can be to make regular, productive practice happen in the chaos of everyday family life.

Here I share what works (and what doesn’t) so that you know exactly how to help your children to progress, minus the stress.