After earning a Master’s degree in music and a career in piano performance, Jeanne Luedke studied the Suzuki Method of talent education both here and at Dr. Suzuki’s school in Matsumoto, Japan.
She founded the Suzuki Talent Education School of Newtown, Connecticut in 1977 and has been a teacher and trainer for several decades. After forty years of private piano teaching, Jeanne retired from teaching in 1999 to focus entirely on parent education.
She is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Suzuki Association of America and past editor of the piano column for the Suzuki Journal. Jeanne continued to train teachers and parents in her widely acclaimed Parent Education Seminars from 1987-2007. In addition for the past ten years Jeanne has written a parent education newsletter for Suzuki parents and teachers.
She continues writing practical advice with her Studio Series newsletter which teachers can purchase and reproduce for their families. Some of the articles from the Studio Series Volume II and III include the following
Other popular parent education materials are her Volume I-II-III workbooks which outline her various parent education programs. In addition the following Luedke lectures can be heard on her two CDs:
- Volume II - Today’s Kids Need Strong Parental Leadership!
- Why Parents Should Help Their Children Become Talented Musicians.
- Secrets to Being a Successful Suzuki Parent.
- Getting Your Children to do What You Want!
- Volume III - Understanding the Suzuki Parents Role
- Motivating Parents to do what Needs to be done
- Ways to Help Your Child Become a Better Student
- plus many more
Her newest materials for parents and teachers includes a compilation of the best of the Luedke newsletters in a 162 page manual called Parents as Teachers which is available now on this site.
- Volume I - How to Create Desire to Learn in a Child
- The Five Rules of Effective Teaching
- Volume II-Be an Assertive Parent: Let Your Kids Know You Love Them, But Don’t be a Wimp
- Enjoying the Rewards of Good Parental Teaching: The Self-Motivated Child
In addition, she has written a book entitled Teachers Guide to Parent Education. This guide contains the important information that Jeanne has shared in her newsletters and teacher seminars over the past twenty years.