October 8, 2019
Get Tiger Mom results without the Tiger Mom bite! In her article, “A Lion Mom Roars,” Susan Pascale discusses her methods for getting high-level results without sacrificing a child’s childhood or the parent-child relationship. She explains how to have high expectations for excellence and ambition for your children and students – without the negativity that can go along with being a Tiger Mom (a term that because a household phrase with the publication of Amy Chua’s excellent book, “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother”).
Joining us today is guest Susan Pascale, founder and director of the nationally-acclaimed Los Angeles Children’s Orchestra (LACO). LACO has performed on America’s Got Talent and at Carnegie Hall, where they set a world record as the youngest orchestra ever to perform there. Her Pascale Method approach to teaching is receiving international attention for its success with launching young children into music.
Listen to a genre of music you don’t typically listen to. Tune the car radio to a new station or attend a performance (that you wouldn’t otherwise attend) that a friend is involved in. Consider:
Trust your own instincts. Music is about communicating feelings and emotions. If that isn’t happening within a particular genre, try another.
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- Facebook: PascaleMusic and Susan Pascale
- Instagram: Pascalemusic
- Email: Director@pascalemusic.com
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/pascalemusic
- Pascale’s books are distributed internationally and domestically by Alfred Music Publishing and are also available domestically at PascaleMusic.com. The Pascale Method for beginning violin is Galamian based and geared towards kids 4 and up. This video shows the results.
We listen to the audio of The Los Angeles Children’s Orchestra (ages 8 to 13) on America’s Got Talent (Season 10). Do yourself a favor and watch the YouTube video so you can enjoy the visuals (including choreography/violin players doing the splits while playing, etc.) – I had a huge smile on my face the whole time, and broke out laughing when the little boy winked at the end of the performance!
- The Ultimate Practice Organizer
- Articles by Susan Pascale
- A Lion Mom Roars: Two Determined Mothers Aim High for Their Children in Music, But in Different Ways, by Susan Pascale
A special thank-you to listener Sarah in Lake Leelanau, Michigan, who shared this practical way her family enhances life with music: “We are a family who schools at home utilizing a curriculum that puts everything to music for easy memorization!” What a great idea – I didn’t know until getting Sarah’s message that there is actually a curriculum that puts everything to music – what a cool way to remember facts, and also enjoy all the benefits of singing that we heard about back in Ep. 4: Music Rewires the Brain. In episode 4, Maegan Morrow lists many benefits of singing that include strengthening the immune system; increasing lung capacity; natural anti-depressant; releases endorphins; relaxes us and reduces stress levels; expands vocabulary; increases neuroplasticity; and trains the ear, resulting in greater empathy when listening to others. Thank you, Sarah, for that Listener Improv!
Send me your Listener Improv, like Sarah, by sharing a practical way you use music to enhance YOUR life. Leave a comment below, comment on social media, or email me at email@example.com. I would love to hear from you!