Parent Education Pep Talks Series

Whether it's defining your own success as a musician or developing a beautiful heart through the Suzuki methodology, Gifted Music School Suzuki Program faculty and guest speakers freely share their insights, knowledge, and expertise through weekly Zoom lectures. While these lectures are often targeted toward current or prospective Suzuki parents, this lecture series has something for everyone. All sessions are free and open to the public.


Course Details

Instructor: Stacy Smith, Suzuki Program Director (and weekly guest speakers)
Cost: $350/student FREE*
Meets: Mondays at 6:00 pm MST (Schedule Below)
Duration: Variable by Presenter (typically 45-60 minutes)
Participants: Ages 16 to 99+
Location: Zoom (Online)
Deadline to Register: N/A


Gifted Music School is proud to sponsor this engaging lecture series at no cost to the public. If you enjoy programming like this, please consider making a donation to Gifted Music School.


Upcoming Sessions

This free community lecture series will return soon.


Past Sessions

Monday, May. 10, 2021 at 6pm MDT
"101 Ways to Listen"
with special guest, Zachary Sweet

Monday, Apr. 12, 2021 at 6pm MDT
"Conservatory Conversations: A Virtual Information Session for Prospective Applicants and Parents"
with GMS co-founders, faculty, staff, alumni, and current students.

Monday, Mar. 8, 2021 at 6pm MST
"Everything I need to know I learned in Suzuki Early Childhood Education"
with GMS faculty, Kristina Turner

Monday, Feb. 8, 2021 at 6pm MST
"Raising a Suzuki Family through the Generations"
with David Platt, Brittany Gardner, and Della and Aliya Gardner

Monday. Dec. 14, 2020 at 6pm MST
"Tantrums Hold Important Information For You (and Other Inconvenient Truths)"
with GMS faculty, Brittany Gardner

Monday, Nov. 9, 2020 at 6pm MST
"Done is Better Than a Perfect Practice: Getting a Musician's Mindset"
with special guest, Lucinda Ali-Landing

Monday, Oct. 12, 2020 at 6pm MDT
"Matchmaker Matchmaker Make Me A Match"
with GMS faculty, Kelly McConkie Stewart
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Monday, Sep. 14, 2020 at 6pm MDT
"How to Make the Most out of Remote Lessons"
with GMS faculty, Melissa Thatcher
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Friday, Aug. 14, 2020 at 2:15pm MDT
"The Parent as Translator: A Focused Look at the Unique and Vital Role of 'Parent' in the Suzuki Triangle"
with special guest, Dr. Nicole Brady
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Friday, Aug. 7, 2020 at 2:15pm MDT
"Setting up for Success: Helping Our Children Have a Productive Year of Practicing"
with special guest, Christine Goodner
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Friday, Jul. 31, 2020 at 2:15pm MDT
"Practical Practicing"
with GMS Suzuki Program Director, Stacy Smith

Friday, Jun. 26, 2020 at 2:15pm MDT
"Practicing With Perfectionists: 3 Strategies to Help Your Child Calm Their Inner Critic, and Gain Artistic Confidence"
with GMS faculty, McKenzie Clawson
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Friday, Jun. 19, 2020 at 2:15pm MDT
"Navigating the Road to Independent Practice"
with GMS faculty, Kelly McConkie Stewart 

Friday, Jun. 12, 2020 at 2:15pm MDT
"Preparing Your Suzuki Student for Success in College - and Beyond!"
with GMS faculty, Anne Francis Bayless

Friday, May. 29, 2020 at 2:15pm MDT
"Preparing Beautiful Hearts"
with GMS faculty, Megan Mason

Friday, May. 22, 2020 at 2:15pm MDT
"Defining Your Own Success from Twinkle to Tchaikovsky"
with GMS Suzuki Program Director, Stacy Smith

Friday, May. 15, 2020 at 2:15pm MDT
"Goals and Dreams: A Workshop on the Power of Vision-led Progress"
with GMS faculty, Brittany Gardner

Friday, May. 8, 2020 at 2:15pm MDT
"The Child First and Always"
with GMS faculty, Kelly McConkie Stewart

Friday, May. 1, 2020 at 2:15pm MDT
"Maximizing Online Lesson Success"
with GMS faculty, Melissa Thatcher