I hope you all had a good first week of lessons and a good class on Saturday!
Since practice is always a subject that creates a lot of questions, I will suggest a book that deals specifically with it: "Helping Parents Practice: Ideas for Making it Easier" by Edmund Sprunger.
If you would like to learn more about the author, you can see a short bio here or visit his publisher's website.
Here is a PDF of the article about the SAA program called "Parents as Partners Online", to which I was honored to present a video about my experiences working with children with disabilities. The article by Christie Felsing is from the American Suzuki Journal, Summer 2012.
I would like to share a blog post from Laurie Niles, editor of the Violinist.com website. It's a very well written text about why we should not buy the cheap instruments online: