Recommended Bibliography


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

  • Nurtured by Love by Shinichi Suzuki
  • Practice Revolution by Philip Johnston
  • Mindset by Carol S. Dweck
  • Make It Stick by Peter C. Brown
  • The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
  • Punished by Rewards by Alfie Kohn
  • The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo (pretty unrelated to music lessons, but I can’t help recommending it)


I haven’t read these yet, but if you read them, I’ll be extra interested in hearing what you learned.

  • 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.