"I Can't do it"
She looked me in the eye and said shyly: " I can't do it".
I said, "I understand. It's very new and very challenging, and can even feel very scary".
She looked at her mum triumphantly; a look that said "you see???????".
We took a synchronised spontaneous deep breath together, looking at each other.
I said, "shall we try to find another way to do it?"...
She hesitated and I went on, "but I will need your help".
She looked amused and curious. ( I needed HER help?)....
"I will need your help to find another way which will be easier.
Do you think you could be my team? We could then help other children, by sharing your way with them".
That was it .She was in. It didn't take long, and she only wanted to repeat it over and over again.
She found a way. HER way.
Happy New Year
Expectations VS Trust
When children are seen and adults around them trust in their ability, they thrive and learn with joy and ease.
Educating Heart and Soul
A trailer to episode 58 of the Souloist Podcast
After a masterclass, a young student handed me a chocolate and a card.
I love the analogy of a magician !
Jumping across the Tasman
It took almost 3 years of pandemic to resume my travels.
Three weeks after my big trip to Poland, Spain and Israel ( "Around the world in 80 days"....) i'm back in New Zealand.
I've started my love affair with NZ 28 years ago, when i was first invited to teach in Wellington 2 years after our arrival in Australia.
Since then i've traveled regularly, a few times a year, for workshops, teacher training, master classes, Suzuki camps and conferences.
The Suzuki NZ people have become a part of my tribe. So good to be back.
Music, Songs and Soul