An excellent teacher friend of mine shared the image below. As teachers and parents we can help kids change their mindset by rephrasing their words when the going gets tough. I hope these are helpful as you practice with and encourage your young cellist!
Change your words, Change your mindset
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Bethany is a cellist and Suzuki cello teacher in Buffalo, NY. Her interests include string pedagogy, educational theory and the craft of teaching, psychological aspects of playing and learning an instrument, the Alexander Technique, human development, urban arts initiatives, and all things cello!