Recommended Bibliography


Here is a list of books I recommend that directly or indirectly relate to music lessons:

  • Atomic Habits by James Clear
  • Better Than Happy by Jody Moore
  • The Enchanted Hour by Meghan Cox Gordou
  • How To Talk So Little Kids Will Listen
  • The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo (pretty unrelated to music lessons, but I can’t help recommending it)
  • Make It Stick by Peter C. Brown
  • Mindset by Carol S. Dweck
  • Nurtured by Love by Shinichi Suzuki
  • The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
  • Practice Revolution by Philip Johnston
  • Punished by Rewards by Alfie Kohn
  • Range by David Epstein


  • The next few I haven’t read yet, so if you read them, I’ll be extra interested in hearing what you learned.
  • How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish
  • Grit by Angela Duckworth
  • Unconditional Parenting by Alfie Kohn


Learn and Earn!

If you read* or re-read one of these books (or another pre-approved book) and submit a report on the book, I will deduct $50 from your next tuition payment. This book report would include a brief overview of the book, some specific things that stood out to you as interesting, and what you personally plan to change (or not change) consequently. I may also ask to feature your report on the studio website for other students to read.

*or listen (or re-listen) to