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Here are a few titles that not only aid your Suzuki method journey … but are wonderfully insightful reads from a philosophical, parenting, or simply human perspective.

NURTURED BY LOVE: The Classic Approach to Talent Education
*(this book is a requisite reading for any family considering or beginning Suzuki instrument lessons of any kind)
By Shinichi Suzuki
Summy-Birchard Inc

ABILITY DEVELOPMENT FROM AGE ZERO
By Shinichi Suzuki
Summy-Birchard Inc

WHERE LOVE IS DEEP: The Writings of Shin’Ichi Suzuki
Translated by Kyoko Selden
Worwix Industries

TO LEARN WITH LOVE
By William and Constance Starr
Summy-Birchard Inc

HELPING PARENTS PRACTICE Ideas for Making It Easier
By Edmund Sprunger
Yes Publishing

STUDYING SUZUKI PIANO: MORE THAN MUSIC (A Handbook for Teachers, Parents and Students)
By Carole L. Bigler, Valery Lloyd-Watts
Alfred Music Publishing

FOCUS ON SUZUKI PIANO
By Mary Craig Powell
Summy-Birchard Inc.

HOW CHILDREN SUCCEED: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character
By Paul Tough
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

THE TALENT CODE: Greatness Isn’t Born. It’s Grown. Here’s How.
By Daniel Coyle
Bantam Books

HOW WE LEARN: The Surprising Truth About When, Where, and Why It Happens
By Benedict Carey
Random House

YOUR CHILD’S GROWING MIND: Brain Development and Learning From Birth to Adolescence
By Jane Healy
Harmony

MINDSET: How We Can Learn to Fulfill Our Potential
By Carol Dweck
Ballantine Books

WELCOME TO YOUR CHILD’S BRAIN: How the Mind Grows from Conception to College
Sandra Aamodt, Ph.D and Sam Wang, Ph.D
Bloomsbury USA

KID COOPERATION: How to Stop Yelling, Nagging, & Pleading and Get Kids to Cooperate
By Elizabeth Pantley
New Harbinger Publications

HOW TO TALK SO KIDS WILL LISTEN & LISTEN SO KIDS WILL TALK
By Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlich
Scribner Publishing

PEACEFUL PARENT, HAPPY KIDS
By Laura Markham
TarcherPerigee Publishing