I call the ACS Parents Unsung Heroes because they put in a lot of time and effort into helping their Cello Stars become great, especially in the early stages of learning cello.
The "Suzuki Triangle," as it's called, is a great illustration of how the Teacher, Parent, and Cello Star interact. The ultimate goal is to enrich the Student who feels support from both the teacher and the parent as their Cello Star rises!
As with Suzuki tradition, Parents of beginners all the way up through middle school can expect to be asked to remain in the lesson. Parents ultimately become home teachers who will assist their Cello Star with practicing and listening to repertoire music away from the cello lesson.
Listening to the Suzuki recordings is uber, super, MUY important! Your Cello Star will memorize their piece long before they can play it on their instrument. But don't worry! You're not alone, and I will provide some great resources for you to make this task easy. ACS Parents get together on occasion to share tips that work for their Cello Stars and offer support to one another - sometimes over wine and cheese!