The next in our lecture series will be delivered by Jenny Macmillan, and is entitled "Focus in Practice".

Jenny will direct her comments particularly to parents.  She will discuss principles of good practice to help parents supervise effective practice at home and to help older pupils practise on their own.  She will explore how to maintain and improve review pieces, and identify practice strategies for learning new pieces.  Included will be short videos of pupils working on specific points.

Please only book one ticket type as the post-event link will be sent out to all attendees/registrants as well.

The Zoom link for the lecture will be sent out the weekend of the event. We hope many of you will be able to join us!

Jenny Macmillan took a degree in organ and piano.  While working for the UK Council for Music Education and Training, she was asked to organise a conference which included Anne Turner giving a demonstration on the Suzuki approach.  Jenny was so impressed with the approach that she knew her yet-to-be born children would have to learn music through the Suzuki approach.  And they did.  Of her three children, the youngest, Pippa, is a Suzuki double bass teacher, cello teacher and piano teacher as well as a professional double bass player, currently living and performing in Australia.

Jenny lives in Cambridge and has been teaching Suzuki piano for 30 years.  Her Cambridge Suzuki Training course has been running for ten years – initially three week-long courses in Cambridge each year, more recently monthly online on Sundays with optional occasional courses now starting up again in Cambridge.

On her website,, are over a hundred articles, video tutorials on how to practise each piece in Suzuki piano books 1 to 4, and information about her book Successful Practising: A handbook for pupils, parents and music teachers.

Jenny loves teaching, loves working with children and their parents, and loves sharing her skills with trainee teachers.  She is looking forward to talking about focused practice with BSMA parents and teachers.

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