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The Souloist Podcast

The Souloist Podcast

By Zohara Zofia Rotem

Zohara Zofia Rotem is a Pianist, Educator, Suzuki Talent Education Teacher Trainer, Speaker, Mentor and Soul Purpose Guide™.

The Souloist podcast brings you uplifting conversations about music, soul, education, life and many things in between. Inspired by years of studying music and soul, shamanism and archetypes, education, psychology and spirituality, Zohara shares her unfiltered truths with warmth, humour, authenticity and love.

“When someone shares their Soul with you, it assists you to see your own Soul in a new light”
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#63. Too Many Activities
#63. Too Many Activities
Many children suffer from having too many activities. “Keeping children busy” has become a norm. Children have their own pace and need to have time for thinking, for day dreaming, for wonder. Helping children develop concentration is crucial. “If children are trained with concentration in a single area for two or three years, their ability will startle their parents and others around. If we first help them develop outstanding ability in one area, we ought to know that children can use that ability to absorb other things easily.” - Shinichi Suzuki :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: If you like the podcast, please subscribe to it, share it with your friends, leave comments and rating in Apple podcast (or wherever you get your podcast) and /or join our list to get notified when a new episode is on air. If you wish to donate please click the PayPal link http://bit.ly/PayPal-Souloist  and Thank You for your generosity. Find us on: Face Book , Instagram , YouTube , Linkedin Come & Visit us on : www.zohararotem.com
20:19
January 17, 2023
#62. Time Weaving Together -with Dr Marcus Bussey
#62. Time Weaving Together -with Dr Marcus Bussey
Today I am in conversation with Dr Marcus Bussey. Marcus is a futurist and educator with a keen interest in intercultural encounters. He has taught widely throughout Australia and currently works as a Senior Lecturer in History and Futures at the University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia. In his work Marcus explores spirituality as a catalyst for richer futures… this leads him into many unexpected places. Highlights from our conversation: · What is a futurist · We cannot free ourselves from the pain of the past. · The evolution of consciousness through struggle · Future as optimal engagement on behalf the 7 future generations · The critical - questioning mind · How we project ourselves to the world in meaningful ways · The spiritual trajectory behind all things · Longing calls us into our lives · To be authentic we have to know ourselves · Vision – Dream – Longing · Time weaving together · Discipline and love · Intergenerational process And more…  Marcus's website :https://www.futuresevocative.net/ To watch this episode on YouTube :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: If you like the podcast, please subscribe to it, share it with your friends, leave comments and rating in Apple podcast (or wherever you get your podcast) and join our list to get notified when a new episode is on air. If you wish to donate please click the PayPal link http://bit.ly/PayPal-Souloist  and Thank You for your generosity. Find us on: Face Book , Instagram , YouTube , Linkedin Come & Visit us on : www.zohararotem.com
01:23:44
January 06, 2023
#61. Where Are the Elders
#61. Where Are the Elders
Introducing “Soul moments”- short episodes that will come to you between the longer ones. And today we bring the question:  where are the elders? :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: If you like the podcast, please subscribe to it, share it with your friends, leave comments and rating in Apple podcast (or wherever you get your podcast) and join our list to get notified when a new episode is on air.  If you wish to donate please click the PayPal link http://bit.ly/PayPal-Souloist  and Thank You for your generosity. Find us on: Face Book , Instagram , YouTube , Linkedin Come & Visit us on : www.zohararotem.com
09:05
December 30, 2022
#60. Grief is Universal
#60. Grief is Universal
Everyone has been or will be visited by death and grief at some point. We go through this experience in different ways. We ignore, we deny, we avoid. We might even not do it  deliberately. We grieve differently and at the same time there are common feeling and experiences we go through. Participating in a seminar about the future of death and dying, recently, made me realise the richness of this topic. It’s a topic that embraces many things. In a mysterious way it makes my reach a depth it hasn’t been there before. Death brings grief. And grief deserves to be treated with respect. Grief is both personal and universal . It’s a personal and collective experience at the same time. I’d like to see our society becoming more open to talk about death. Death education very is needed in our society. ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: If you like this podcast, please subscribe to it, share it with your friends, leave comments and rating in Apple podcast (or wherever you get your podcast) and help us reach to wherever it's needed. Thank you. If you wish to donate please click the PayPal link http://bit.ly/PayPal-Souloist . Thank you for your generosity. Find me on: Face Book , Instagram , YouTube , Linkedin Join my mailing list & visit my site: www.zohararotem.com
29:21
December 22, 2022
#59. Expectations VS Trust
#59. Expectations VS Trust
When children are seen and trusted in their ability, they  learn with joy and ease ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: If you like this podcast, please subscribe to it, share it with your friends, leave comments and rating in Apple podcast (or wherever you get your podcast) and help us reach to wherever it's needed. Thank you. If you wish to donate please click the PayPal link http://bit.ly/PayPal-Souloist . Thank you for your generosity. Find me on: Face Book , Instagram , YouTube , Linkedin Join my mailing list & visit my site: www.zohararotem.com
05:17
December 03, 2022
#58. Educating Heart and Soul
#58. Educating Heart and Soul
Changes in the world and life will continue to occur and accelerate. Since it is difficult to keep up with the pace of change, it might be a good idea to re-evaluate and learn what is important to keep and what we could  let go of. Meeting children and parents in different countries, re- informed and confirmed for me the important things in life. How can we get “education changed from mere instruction to education in the real sense of the word.  “(Shinichi Suzuki) Educating the heart and soul of a child, of all children in the world, through music. In these changing times, we need to ask ourselves: - What are the things that are beyond fad? - What are the values that humanity could not survive without them? - What is in the core of being human? Children and adults alike, cannot live without love. The need to love and be loved is existential. Children love to learn; this too is an existential need. In order to survive we need to learn. All of us feel loved when we are seen and listened to. How can we give more by doing less. ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: If you like this podcast, please subscribe to it, share it with your friends, leave comments and rating in Apple podcast (or wherever you get your podcast) and help us reach to wherever it's needed. Thank you. If you wish to donate please click the PayPal link http://bit.ly/PayPal-Souloist . Thank you for your generosity. Find me on: Face Book , Instagram , YouTube , Linkedin Join my mailing list & visit my site: www.zohararotem.com
28:58
November 08, 2022
#57. It's OK to be sad
#57. It's OK to be sad
All feeling are welcome.  There's a place for all of them.  Some realisations at the end of my trip.  And some things i'm grateful for.  ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: If you like this podcast, please subscribe to it, share it with your friends, leave comments and rating in Apple podcast (or wherever you get your podcast) and help us reach to wherever it's needed. Thank you. If you wish to donate please click the PayPal link http://bit.ly/PayPal-Souloist . Thank you for your generosity. Find me on: Face Book , Instagram , YouTube , Linkedin Join my mailing list & visit my site: www.zohararotem.com
32:42
September 12, 2022
#56. TRAVEL and TIME
#56. TRAVEL and TIME
Today i'm talking with you while travelling, about: Time and Travel Unpredictability  The core of being / the place that Soul resides Finding our centre in the pace of the world "Adopt" a person a day Creating quiet, precious moments  daily chaos If you like this podcast, please subscribe to it, share it with your friends, leave comments and rating in Apple podcast (or wherever you get your podcast) and help us reach to wherever it's needed. Thank you. If you wish to donate please click the PayPal link http://bit.ly/PayPal-Souloist . Thank you for your generosity. Find me on: Face Book , Instagram , YouTube , Linkedin Join my mailing list & visit my site: www.zohararotem.com
40:21
July 14, 2022
#55. Important Questions in Life
#55. Important Questions in Life
What's the point of life?  What sustains life? What nurtures life? How do we find meaning in life? I was invited to school to discuss these topics with groups of young adults.  Here's what I learnt from them. : : : : If you like this podcast, please subscribe to it, share it with your friends, leave comments and rating in Apple podcast (or wherever you get your podcast) and help us reach to wherever it's needed. Thank you. If you wish to donate please click the PayPal link http://bit.ly/PayPal-Souloist . Thank you for your generosity. Find me on: Face Book , Instagram , YouTube , Linkedin Join my mailing list & visit my site: www.zohararotem.com
29:25
May 29, 2022
#54. Never Too Early to Become an Elder
#54. Never Too Early to Become an Elder
In this episode we talk about: Age- ageing- ageism To “look young” We need to change the way we look at age To become old is a privilege We get perspective on life as we age The bonus in every year Everything changes We invest too much effort in “staying young” Breathing in the different stages and ages The joy of being in different stages of life Life brings small gifts The social pressure to look young The world is in urgent need of elders and crones Mentoring the young ones Finding the inner elder : : : :  If you like this podcast, please subscribe to it, share it with your friends, leave comments and rating in Apple podcast (or wherever you get your podcast) and help us reach to wherever it's needed. Thank you. If you wish to donate please click the PayPal link http://bit.ly/PayPal-Souloist . Thank you for your generosity. Find me on: Face Book , Instagram , YouTube , Linkedin Join my mailing list & visit my site: www.zohararotem.com 
26:22
May 04, 2022
#53. Tone Has a Living Soul - with Braxton Neate
#53. Tone Has a Living Soul - with Braxton Neate
Today I'm in conversation with Braxton Neate, a Suzuki Talent Education Cello teacher.  We speak about: · Tone and Soul · Suzuki’s  Vision · Changing ourselves, changing the world · The seeds of potential · How can we  make life force more sustainable · The Suzuki movement in war time · How to live with changes · Environment as nurture and nature. · What is Nine Star Key School ....and more....  Links mentioned in this podcast: * The book Nurtured by Love /Shinichi Suzuki * Alice Sommer - Everything is a Present (Documentary of 2009) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymwVc162GGA * 9 star ki https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/9_Star_K * Braxton's website https://www.braxtonneate.com * * * If you like this podcast, please subscribe to it, share it with your friends, leave comments and rating in Apple podcast (or wherever you get your podcast) and help us reach to wherever it's needed. Thank you. If you wish to donate please click the PayPal link http://bit.ly/PayPal-Souloist . Thank you for your generosity. Find me on: Face Book , Instagram , YouTube , Linkedin Join my mailing list & visit my site: www.zohararotem.com * The intro music is " Prelude and Berceuse", Shinichi Suzuki's favourite composition,  performed  by Shinichi Suzuki, Nagoya, 1970.
01:16:03
April 11, 2022
#52. Children Do Not Start a War
#52. Children Do Not Start a War
Reflecting on children in wars, in the wake of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Trying  to foster hope in my heart and inquire what I can do in times like these. Sparks of hopes for me are reading wisdom words: § Our purpose does not lie in a movement to create professional musicians, but to create people of beautiful minds and fine ability through an unparalleled, uniquely musical approach. We engage in human education through music so that children will grow beautifully with high sensitivity. - Dr Shinichi Suzuki § To teach the arts to children is nothing less than to be charged with their destiny. -Dr Katoaka § This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before.  -Leonard Bernstein * * * If you like this podcast, please subscribe to it, share it with your friends, leave comments and rating in Apple podcast (or wherever you get your podcast) and help us reach to wherever it's needed. Thank you. If you wish to donate please click the PayPal link http://bit.ly/PayPal-Souloist . Thank you for your generosity. Find us on: Face Book , Instagram , YouTube , Linkedin Join my mailing list & visit my site: www.zohararotem.com
18:49
February 27, 2022
#51. A Seed is Planted in the Earth
#51. A Seed is Planted in the Earth
"Every child has an unlimited potential", Dr Shinichi Suzuki So, how do we motivate children to do their work - practice their instrument, do their homework, help in the house etc. Do we need to motivate them? Anything we learn needs encouragement and acknowledgement, in order to make us want to repeat it.  When we want our children to have the desire to do learn, play and practice, we have to reflect on  our role in it.  Love and desire are necessary  to acquire ability.  The thirst to learn is innate in every child. We don't need to create it, but we need to make sure we don't harm it.  How can we allow it to grow and continue to develop? Self motivation might be the key here. Self motivation comes with self discipline.  When children become self motivated it transfer to other areas in their life. It becomes a part of their character. " Man is a son of his environment", Shinichi Suzuki. If art and  music are in the environment , children will naturally  absorb the love for it.  When a parent asks, "how can I help my child love doing this", the answer will be, " love it yourself".   The way you approach the practice will be the way your child approaches the practice.  Like what you want your child to like. Invest the love, and trust that it will be in the heart of your child.  One of my favourite quotes: “A seed is planted in the earth. We don’t see when the germination begins.That is the doing of Mother Nature. We have to wait patiently.We cannot dig up the seed to see wheatear it is really growing; to do so would be to destroy everything. Suddenly a bud appears. What a joy and pleasure to watch it grow! At the same time the root, unseen in the ground, is getting stronger and has the power to produce a big, sturdy tree”. (Shinichi Suzuki, Nurtured by Love) Love and nurture the seed with curiosity and wait to marvel in the flower or tree.  Don't judge day by day. keep the big picture in your heart. Believe in your child.  * * *  If you like this podcast, please subscribe to it, share it with your friends, leave comments and rating in Apple podcast (or wherever you get your podcast) and help us reach to wherever it's needed. Thank you. If you wish to donate please click the PayPal link http://bit.ly/PayPal-Souloist . Thank you for your generosity. Find us on: Face Book , Instagram , YouTube , Linkedin Join my mailing list & visit my site: www.zohararotem.com * The intro music is  " Prelude and Berceuse", Shinichi Suzuki's favourite composition,  performed  by Shinichi Suzuki, Nagoya, 1970.
24:17
February 10, 2022
#50. We Don't Know the Whole Story Yet
#50. We Don't Know the Whole Story Yet
When we stop and slow down the minutes become thicker and longer.  When we slow down we have more time ; time becomes more spacious.. more precious. When we empty the mind  the heart fills up. Grief contains wisdom. And on my day of retreat I heard its whispers .  Things in life cannot be judged merely in "good" or "bad". Only time will tell the whole story. Like in the Taoist story about the old farmer. As we go through the transition in the world we are invited to let go of things that belong to the world we leave behind.  To tune in... to take a breath... to trust the inner voice, our soul. To dare to not know.  If you like this podcast, please subscribe to it, share it with your friends, leave comments and rating in Apple podcast (or wherever you get your podcast) and help us reach to wherever it's needed. Thank you. If you wish to donate please click the PayPal link http://bit.ly/PayPal-Souloist . Thank you for your generosity. Find us on: Face Book , Instagram , YouTube , Linkedin Join my mailing list & visit my site: www.zohararotem.com
39:05
January 29, 2022
#49. Let Soul Speak
#49. Let Soul Speak
How can we go beyond division Sweet intimacy and/or Self love The place we could meet beyond our divide. Let Soul speak and wait for the wonder. “Out beyond ideas of wrong doing and right doing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass, the world is too full to talk about. Ideas, language, even the phrase “each other” doesn’t make any sense.” - Rumi Thank you for coming.  If you like this podcast, please subscribe to it, share it with your friends, leave comments and rating in Apple podcast (or wherever you get your podcast) and help us reach to wherever it's needed. Thank you. If you wish to donate please click the PayPal link http://bit.ly/PayPal-Souloist . Thank you for your generosity. Find us on: Face Book , Instagram , YouTube , Linkedin Join my mailing list & visit my site: www.zohararotem.com
46:27
January 13, 2022
#48. Wonder. Hope .Change
#48. Wonder. Hope .Change
Everything in life changes, if we like it or not. As 2021 is coming to an end i reflect on language, hope and wonder.  Wishing you a year of wonder.  If you like this podcast, please subscribe to it, share it with your friends, leave comments and rating in Apple podcast (or wherever you get your podcast) and help us reach to wherever it's needed. Thank you.  If you wish to donate please click the PayPal link http://bit.ly/PayPal-Souloist . Thank you for your generosity.  Find us on: Face Book , Instagram , YouTube , Linkedin Join my mailing list & visit my site: www.zohararotem.com
28:26
December 28, 2021
 #47. "How are you? "
#47. "How are you? "
"How are you ? " A very common question that is asked and answered almost automatically. Here's another perspective on this loaded , encompassing and important question.  If you enjoy the podcast, please share it with your friends. Leaving comments and rating in Apple Podcast would help other people to find it in all platforms. Thank you for your support. For Donation click the PayPal link http://bit.ly/PayPal-Souloist . Thank you. Find us on: Face Book , Instagram , YouTube , Linkedin Join my mailing list & visit my site: www.zohararotem.com
29:39
October 31, 2021
#46.Living in a Circle -with Moana Pearl
#46.Living in a Circle -with Moana Pearl
Today I’m in conversation with Moana Pearl. Moana is a culture activist, ritual maker, mother and dreamer of a new paradigm.  She supports women to reclaim and remember their inherent relationship to Earth, spirit and the Sacred Feminine. For decades she has been involved with women's circles, as a facilitator, educator, and participant. This is how I first met her, many years ago in a women’s retreat. As a family counsellor, menstrual educator, and community builder her deep connection with the natural world is reflected in a grounded and compassionate approach to life’s challenges. Moana offers programs for mothers and their adolescent daughters, to welcome young girls into womanhood. She offers workshops and mentoring  for women's personal development. Inspired by the connections between psychology, physiology and cultural influences, and the spaces in between, Moana provides a space for nurturance, authenticity, inquiry and compassion. We talked about listening, sitting in circles , making a different mark on the Earth, changing our neuropathways, the importance of keeping the questions, the call to be initiated, crone-hood, elderhood, community and connection, and so much more. Moana's Website : https://sacredwisewoman.com.au If you like this podcast, please subscribe ,share it with your friends and write comments;  it'd be much appreciated. For Donation click the PayPal link http://bit.ly/PayPal-Souloist . Thank you. Find us on: Face Book , Instagram , YouTube , Linkedin Join my mailing list & visit my site: www.zohararotem.com Episode Website
01:18:27
October 26, 2021
#45.Knowing your own darkness
#45.Knowing your own darkness
" Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darkness of other people" - C.J Jung Shadow Work is the way of becoming aware of what we are unaware of. Exploring our hidden parts. Getting to know in ourselves the  parts that we disowned. Making the unconscious conscious. ------------------- If you like this podcast, please subscribe ,share it with your friends and write comments;  it'd be much appreciated. For Donation click the PayPal link http://bit.ly/PayPal-Souloist . Thank you. Find us on: Face Book , Instagram , YouTube , Linkedin Join my mailing list & visit my site: www.zohararotem.com Episode Website
25:13
September 22, 2021
#44.Healing, Howling, 'Wholling'
#44.Healing, Howling, 'Wholling'
The need to express feelings, emotions and meaningful transitions Personal and collective grief Delayed grief Grief work - what to do / not do Sunrise & the experience of 'Yugen' (see previous episode with Paul Cadzow ) If you like this podcast, please subscribe and  share it with your friends and collegues. If you have a minute to write some comments and rate it it'd be much appreciated. For Donation click the PayPal link http://bit.ly/PayPal-Souloist . Thank you. Find us on: Face Book , Instagram , YouTube , Linkedin Join my mailing list & visit my site: www.zohararotem.com Episode Website
38:05
August 27, 2021
#43. Are You Afraid? - with Dr Paul Cadzow
#43. Are You Afraid? - with Dr Paul Cadzow
Paul is a psychiatrist, psychotherapist and an artist. He holds a  medical degree and Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists with a Certificate of Advanced Training in Consultation Liaison Psychiatry. In addition to his medical qualifications, Paul has  Masters of Arts in Creative Writing and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours), majoring in painting, Paul  had short stories published and two  painting exhibitions, as well as being a finalist in a number of painting prizes. Paul is a father of three sons who learnt with me , which is how I got to know him. We talked about: · Death ,grief and the journey of mourning. · Paul ‘s exhibition named ‘Journey into Mourning ‘, based on grief that is passed down through generations. · How  trying to make sense of things experienced  in childhood, led  him to become a psychiatrist, · ‘Yugen’ – an aesthetic experience. · Flow · The gift of consciousness · Existentialism · Suzuki way and  reverence to the learning soul. · Helping children reveal their gifts · Choices that define our lives · The building of character · Parenting from a state of  fear ......and more... Paul's webpage: paulcadzow.com instagram: @paulcadzowart Mentioned in the conversation:  1.  Eli, Eli (link to the song) 2.“A Tractate On Japanese Aesthetics”  by Donald Richie (book) 3."In Praise of Shadows” by Junichiro Tanizaki (book) For Donation click the PayPal link http://bit.ly/PayPal-Souloist . Thank you. Find us on: Face Book , Instagram , YouTube , Linkedin Join my mailing list & visit my site: www.zohararotem.com Episode Website
01:11:49
August 21, 2021
#42. An Era of Confusion
#42. An Era of Confusion
“Inspired” by  the current  lockdown here... Reflecting on the frustration I hear  children expressing  about drifting in and out of schooling in lockdowns... Youth contemplating about their future in today’s world... My students and children in general are very close to my heart. I keep thinking – what I could  do to help them move through these uncertain times... Aware of  the presence of death and grief ... Elders have an important role with young people... When children cannot go to school could it be any  blessing in the situation?... When everyone is confused, could we find the solution within?... Creating a parallel education system that won’t be crashed when things change?... This time invites us to be more creative instead of complaining. ... How could the topic of death be an eye opener...? Death is not skipping anyone after all.... How can  we look at life through other lenses...? What is really important? ... We want children to do what they are good at and what they were born to do and share with the world. Is school going to teach them how to do  it?... Music is very important in the life of every human being. How can we bring more music to the lives of children...? “When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves” - Viktor frankl. If you enjoy the podcast, please share it with your friends. Leaving comments and rating in Apple Podcast would help other people to find it in all platforms. Thank you for your support. For Donation click the PayPal link http://bit.ly/PayPal-Souloist . Thank you. Find us on: Face Book , Instagram , YouTube , Linkedin Join my mailing list & visit my site: www.zohararotem.com Episode Website
25:28
August 07, 2021
#41. The Hidden Power of Words
#41. The Hidden Power of Words
How many times have you  heard: "I don't want to offend you but..." "I don't want to undermine you but..." "I don't want to put pressure on you but..." Let's talk about what your words really mean.  If you enjoy the podcast, please share it with your friends. Leaving comments and rating in Apple Podcast would help other people to find it in all platforms. Thank you for your support. For Donation click the PayPal link http://bit.ly/PayPal-Souloist . Thank you. Find us on: Face Book , Instagram , YouTube , Linkedin Join my mailing list & visit my site: www.zohararotem.com
14:43
July 30, 2021
#40. She - Grief
#40. She - Grief
We are back after more than 2 months away.  This has been time of walking in the valley of death with my beloved man.  I'm sharing here little snippets of the journey of loosing loved ones, the new relationships with grief and mourning, and how we could all help people who are in this place.  If you enjoy the podcast, please share it with your friends.  Leaving comments and rating in Apple Podcast would help other people to find it in all platforms. Thank you for your support.  For Donation click the PayPal link http://bit.ly/PayPal-Souloist . Thank you. Find us on: Face Book , Instagram , YouTube , Linkedin Join my mailing list & visit my site: www.zohararotem.com
37:54
July 21, 2021
#39. From Chaos & Frustration to Boundaries & Validation
#39. From Chaos & Frustration to Boundaries & Validation
“I’ve been reflecting on your lecture which I appreciated so much. Thank you. Especially the part about how families /society have changed. It was a relief for me as a young teacher to hear that what happens now is not all about me being a “bad “ teacher. So, I wanted to share with  you this story of a family. There's a mother  in my studio who's  doing such a fantastic job with her two children. She drives them to lessons, does her best to practice with them while she’s also working full time as a lawyer. I don’t know how she manages... The truth is that they rarely practice, being either too tired or the kids don’t want to do it. The mother thinks that everything is up to what the child feels like doing, so they rarely listen to her and only to their immediate feelings. It’s difficult for her to set boundaries and say ‘NO’. It’s always chaos when they enter and lots of frustration Also, the father is not really  involved. Today I got a message saying that the young child doesn't want to come to group lessons ( he's nearly 5 and has only started recently). I wanted to ask you what you think. I think the youngest feels the mother’s stress and wants unconsciously to protect her through not wanting to play, seeing the stress it brings her.  I also think he sees that his father is not involved.How can I say this to a mother who desperately wants to give her children the gift of playing an instrument? I don’t want to lose this family but I think the only way is to get the father on track. What do you think? I’d be deeply grateful for any idea or though. Thank you again for being a continuous inspiration.” This has been the question asked by a teacher. It could have been asked by any teacher of any subject, about any parent. This is a question often asked . In my reply I touched a few highlights. Hope you find it beneficial. For Donation click the PayPal link http://bit.ly/PayPal-Souloist . Thank you. Find us on: Face Book , Instagram , YouTube , Linkedin Join my mailing list & visit my site: www.zohararotem.com * Intro & outro  music is  " Prelude and Berceuse", Shinichi Suzuki's favourite composition,  performed  by Shinichi Suzuki, Nagoya, 1970.
31:06
May 15, 2021
#38. Motherhood
#38. Motherhood
On Sunday we'll be celebrating Mother's Day here.  This is a perfect time  to reflect, celebrate, acknowledge and appreciate on the role of motherhood.  The ritual of saying "Mama, Thank you" by children of all ages and stages, is celebrated around the world ( in different dates). The job description of a mother is never ending. It's a role that has the biggest effect on the family, the world and the planet.  Therefore it's worth replaying last year episode : To the Mothers of the World.  Happy Mother's Day !! :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: For Donation click the PayPal link http://bit.ly/PayPal-Souloist . Thank you. Find us on: Face Book , Instagram , YouTube , Linkedin Join my mailing list & visit my site: www.zohararotem.com
17:36
May 07, 2021
#37. I am enough, We are enough, There is enough - with Veta Goler & Barbara Rapaport
#37. I am enough, We are enough, There is enough - with Veta Goler & Barbara Rapaport
Today I'm in conversation with Veta and Barbara, two of my soul sisters. The three of us are passionate, curious and concerned about the topic of EDUCATION, which is very close to our hearts.  We are talking about: the meaning and purpose of education various ages and stages of education  the art and need of listening & presence  being comfortable  in the unknown the importance of pause radical self - acceptance contemplative practices  the art of asking question mirroring how to know and accept ourselves so we can do it with others We also touched the topic of “I am enough, we are enough, there is enough”                                                                                               And much more...  Veta Goler : www.awarelife.com || vetagoler@gmail.com Barbara Rapaport: www.realtimeperspectives.com || barbara@rtperspectives.com || Link to memoir, Reimagined For donation click the PayPal link http://bit.ly/PayPal-Souloist . Thank you. Find us on: Face Book , Instagram , YouTube , Linkedin Join my mailing list & visit my site: www.zohararotem.com
01:20:34
April 29, 2021
#36.Transformation - Planting seeds for the future
#36.Transformation - Planting seeds for the future
In these fast changing times we reflect on the role of educators and adults in the future of the world.  The enormity of the  changes that are going in our world now,  are calling to see a big picture.  Extreme measures call to extreme actions. We can't wait for the "big" people, the ones that "have power", to create the change for us.  Each and one of us has a role in this transformation. We are all called to participate in the change. To work together. No task is too small here. We cannot wait. The time is now.  “I want, if I can, to get education changed from mere instruction- to education in the real sense of the word; Education that inculcates, brings out, develops the human potential, based on the growing life of the child. That is why I am devoting my efforts to furthering Talent Education: what a child becomes depends entirely on how he is educated. My prayer is that all children on this globe may become fine human beings, happy people of superior ability, and I am devoting all my energies to making this come about, for I am convinced that all children are born with this potential”. -Dr Shinichi Suzuki Reflecting  on Suzuki's words,  I invite you to do a self- inquiry to find  what your gift is.  This is a call for parents, educators, grandparents, guardians - the whole village: what could we  do for a child? How could we recognise the gift of every child ? How could we nurture the gift in every child? How can we bring them up to share the gift they were born with to share with the world. This is how we plant seeds for the future of the world. The time is NOW.  For Donation click the PayPal link http://bit.ly/PayPal-Souloist . Thank you. Find us on: Face Book , Instagram , YouTube , Linkedin Join my mailing list & visit my site: www.zohararotem.com
16:23
April 21, 2021
#35. Good, Bad and Change
#35. Good, Bad and Change
Life comes in packages, or so it seems. Love comes with hate. Light with dark. Joy with sorrow. Gain with loss. Friendship with animosity. Connection with disconnection. Expansion with contraction. Success with failure. Advance with decline. Forward with retreat. Growth with Decay. Life with death. We have a tendency to see things in good or bad. It sort of helps us know where we  go. We were taught from the beginning of life to choose the good and avoid the bad. The good wolf and the bad wolf A good choice and a bad choice. Good behaviour and bad behaviour and so on. Good and bad could be associated with  high human values BUT they could also be associated with cultures.  The reaction to your actions leads you to decide what is "good" or what is  "bad". This is how we all learnt as children how to discern between good and bad. And now, in times of changes let's change it. Let's do a "spring clean" and discard of the things that don't serve us any longer. To change we need an open mind. We need to listen to other ideas. We have  to try other ways. We need to be willing to let go of rigidity of thoughts. "Change is the end result of all true learning" - Leo Buscaglia. Click the PayPal link http://bit.ly/PayPal-Souloist for any offering your heart calls you to do.  Thank you. Find us on: Face Book , Instagram , YouTube , Linkedin Join my mailing list & visit my site: www.zohararotem.com
24:34
April 15, 2021
#34. Art, Soul, Life - with Ewa Henner
#34. Art, Soul, Life - with Ewa Henner
Today I’m in conversation with  my dearest friend  Ewa Henner. Ewa is an artist, medical doctor, psychotherapist, Qigong teacher, among many things she studied. She is a Wise Woman who embodies the traits of a shaman in her approach to life. We've been friends for nearly 30 years, weaving our lives from the depth of our souls. In this conversation we talked about : The drama of life and the artist capacity to be with all of it The role of the artist as a mystic Developing capacity to endure the difficult and celebrate the beauty, and embrace it all. The dance of Eros and Thanatos, the opposing forces of life and death The  role of women and mothers in society Parenting as the most important  role in society Body symptoms and the connection to psyche and emotions The role of elders in society Self -love as a healing medicine The signs that soul gives us throughout our lives and more. Ewa's website : https://ewahenner.com.au Click the PayPal link http://bit.ly/PayPal-Souloist for any offering your heart calls you to do.  Thank you Find us on: Face Book , Instagram , YouTube , Linkedin Join my mailing list & visit my site: www.zohararotem.com
01:17:30
April 06, 2021
#33. Joy & Motivation
#33. Joy & Motivation
We want our children to become self motivated. We wish for them to have the will and desire to acquire ability, talent and knowledge; things  we need in order to grow, survive and thrive. How can we pass on to them the ability to motivate themselves. The answer is tied with self discipline and Joy.  Regardless of culture, no child will enjoy  the learning process if being forced. Child might DO what they are forced to do but they won’t enjoy it. We want our child to LOVE music -listening and playing . We help our children develop character through music. If parents want their child to love something, they have to check their attitude to it. Keep the big picture in your heart. Believe in the ability of your child. Every child has an unlimited potential. Come to the practice with open heart. As long as you hold the vision and acknowledge the EFFORT your child does – you will create motivation in your child, that will become their self discipline to develop and grow with joy.  For Donation:  PayPal link http://bit.ly/PayPal-Souloist. I will be grateful for any offering your heart calls you to do. Thank you. Find us on FB: 1. https://www.facebook.com/ZoharaRotem  or visit : www.zohararotem.com * The music is  " Prelude and Berceuse", Shinichi Suzuki's favourite composition,  performed  by Shinichi Suzuki, Nagoya, 1970.
24:08
March 31, 2021
#32. When things go 'wrong'
#32. When things go 'wrong'
Life is experienced in beats. Each beat has its Taste...Essence...Story. And there’s a gap between the beats. We plan. We expect. We dream. We wish. We prepare. But things don’t always turn up the way we wanted. How can we live in the gap between what we thought should happen and what it turned out to be. What can we do when things go “wrong”? · We could blame the other / others · We could blame ourselves · We could justify And the cycle of blame self-blame justify goes on and on. · We could break free of the situation The way I learnt from wise people on my path is REFLECTION. So, let's reflect together.  If we go the same way every day, we get to the same place... We can choose to road less travelled. There’s not  much noise or traffic there. We can walk there gently... one step at a time...one beat at a time... Inner work is always available to us, if we are willing...if we are listening. Tools like journal writing, going to nature, dance, play, go for a walk, are invitations to choose the ‘third way’. And there we meet Grace...Serenity...Sweetness of Recognition and Acceptance. When we accept the paradox in life ,things start to shift for us. Living in the paradox allows opposites to exist in our lives. The music of our soul always invites us to play its music... to dance its dance. ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Click the PayPal link http://bit.ly/PayPal-Souloist for any offering your heart calls you to do.  Thank you Find us on: Face Book , Instagram , YouTube , Linkedin Join my mailing list & visit my site: www.zohararotem.com
34:31
March 22, 2021
#31. Gravity, Love , Life, Gratitude & Music - with Koen Rens
#31. Gravity, Love , Life, Gratitude & Music - with Koen Rens
Today we are doing something new. instead of a solo (or 'soulo')  conversation, where I have my conversations with you, we are having a conversation with a guest and with you. As the Souloist podcast is conversations about music, soul, education, life and many things in between, my guests will come from all these walks of life, and I hope that there will be something juicy and inspiring for everyone who listens to the podcast. My first guest today is Koen Rens. Koen was amongst the first Suzuki students in Belgium, Europe studying violin. In Koen’s words: “I usually introduce myself as a Suzuki child, who turned out a Suzuki teacher. I love music, I love learning and I love people. Being a Suzuki Teacher allows me to combine those” Koen studied In Brussels and Liege. He is on the faculty of the Antwerp Conservatoire, where he teaches a Postgraduate in Suzuki violin Pedagogy. Koen has been invited to teach and perform in most continents around the worlds. Dr Suzuki’s philosophy of life is a continuous inspiration for him and he's Grateful for the opportunities life brings him. In my eyes Koen embodies the love, wisdom, playfulness, modesty and nobility that great teachers possess. I've met Koen in one of the International (or National) conventions, where we've both been invited to teach. We started talking and immediately we became fully engaged in hearted - soulful discussion about music, education and the future of the world. Recently Koen has joined us in a CIRCLE of Elders that I did online. Here again, he inspired us with his views of life and the world. It gives me a great pleasure to invite Koen to “play” with me in this podcast.  And I invite you to join us in this conversation about the connection, gratitude, gravity, love, laugh, music and life. Click the PayPal link http://bit.ly/PayPal-Souloist for any offering your heart calls you to do.  Thank you Find us on: Face Book , Instagram , YouTube , Linkedin Join my mailing list & visit my site: www.zohararotem.com * The intro music  is " Prelude and Berceuse", Shinichi Suzuki's favourite composition,  performed  by Shinichi Suzuki, Nagoya, 1970.
01:12:27
March 15, 2021
#30. Experiments in Beauty
#30. Experiments in Beauty
“Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it.” (Confucius) What makes us see beauty? · What is the driving force that makes one person see beauty while another cannot see it? Or · what makes us see it one day and not see it the next day? Let's have a conversation on beauty.  Experiments in beauty. · Can we learn, practice or train ourselves to see it? · Can we teach ourselves to be in this place? We explore here: Presence Wonder Silence Interest Beauty as Medicine Willingness And conclude with some suggestions for inviting beauty in our lives.  Click the PayPal link http://bit.ly/PayPal-Souloist  for any offering your heart calls you to do.  Thank you Find us on: Face Book , Instagram , YouTube , Linkedin Join my mailing list & visit my site: www.zohararotem.com
30:36
March 07, 2021
#29. SuzukiCast, Back to the Groove, week 4 - On TIME
#29. SuzukiCast, Back to the Groove, week 4 - On TIME
By now we've established : 1. pleasant practice (episode 23). 2. Turning up (episode 25) and 3. Practice content (episode 27).  This week we  talk about  time - this rare commodity in today's world.  We want to help our children develop the skill of playing the instrument.  "The development of ability cannot be accomplished by mere thinking or theorising, but must be accompanied by action and practice ." (Shinichi Suzuki).  Time is connected to routine. Practice routine is the skeleton of practice. As "Student’s ability grows at home" (Suzuki), you don’t want to wait for the lesson to improve your child’s ability. This episode talks about WHEN to practice and HOW LONG to practice.  And finally in Suzuki words: " If one child practices 15 minutes a day, and another child practices three hours a day, it takes the second child THREE MONTHS to accomplish what the first accomplishes is NINE YEARS! Most people would say:  The second child was more talented that the first. This of course is not true; he/she has simply practiced more."  ++++++ IF YOU LIKE THIS PODCAST and WANT TO HELP,  please lick the PayPal link http://bit.ly/PayPal-Souloist. I will be grateful for any offering your heart calls you to do. Thank you. Find us on FB: 1. https://www.facebook.com/ZoharaRotem 2. https://www.facebook.com/the.Souloist.with.Zohara.Rotem    Join my mailing list or visit my site: www.zohararotem.com * The music is  " Prelude and Berceuse", Shinichi Suzuki's favourite composition,  performed  by Shinichi Suzuki, Nagoya, 1970.
21:48
February 21, 2021
#28. Love is in the Air
#28. Love is in the Air
Today is St Valentine day. Did you know that the ancient story behind Valentine's Day is more brutal than romantic? It all goes back to a mysterious, third century saint who suffered a brutal fate. Listen here to some stories and legends about the day and Saint, the festival of Lupercalia as well as Love festivals of other cultures.  And then invite yourself to contemplate on the topic of love as the best medicine for life.  Love enriches the soul of the person who loves.  Happy Valentine Day  ! IF YOU LIKE THIS PODCAST and WANT TO HELP me keeping it alive without the use of advertising , Click the PayPal link http://bit.ly/PayPal-Souloist I will be very grateful for any offering your heart calls you to do. Thank you. *.  *.  *. Find us on FB: 1. https://www.facebook.com/ZoharaRotem 2. https://www.facebook.com/the.Souloist.with.Zohara.Rotem    Join my mailing list or visit my site: www.zohararotem.com
13:33
February 14, 2021
#27. SuzukiCast- Back to the Groove, Week 3- Practice what?
#27. SuzukiCast- Back to the Groove, Week 3- Practice what?
Week 3 of Back to the Groove - the series of establishing practice routine after the long holiday break. This week we plan the content of the practice. What to start with and what to keep for the end.  New piece, polishing piece, review piece or music reading . Make a decision according to where your child is at in any given day OR practice the same order every day. IF YOU LIKE THIS PODCAST and WANT TO HELP,   please lick the PayPal link http://bit.ly/PayPal-Souloist. I will be grateful for any offering your heart calls you to do. Thank you. Find us on FB: 1. https://www.facebook.com/ZoharaRotem 2. https://www.facebook.com/the.Souloist.with.Zohara.Rotem    Join my mailing list or visit my site: www.zohararotem.com * The music is  " Prelude and Berceuse", Shinichi Suzuki's favourite composition,  performed  by Shinichi Suzuki, Nagoya, 1970.
14:54
February 11, 2021
#26.Language - Environment - Soul (Takes 2)
#26.Language - Environment - Soul (Takes 2)
Language and environment are connected.Language is embedded in the world we live in.And the world we live in is embedded in the language we speak.Language welcomes the new born. And it starts before birth. The language is there, surrounding us. The child doesn't need to be taught. He just LEARNS it. The teaching IS in the environment. As I was preparing this episode I was sitting outside with the birds. I couldn’t help but think that if I was surrounded by this sound when I was born.. I would probably speak bird language now... We can use the word SPEAK as a metaphor here too.  If the language is gentleness - the child will speak gentleness If the environment is restlessness –children will speak restlessness. If the language is  violence - child will speak /express violence. If there’s love for books,  It will show on the child. Love of music- will become the child’s love of music Love and appreciation of the arts... will become love and appreciation of children to the arts. So put in the environment what you want for your child. This topic in not exclusively for children; it applies for all. When you live among people who have an awareness for well being you’ll develop it too. If You want to be happy and content, you will try to spend more time around happy people And then there's the internal environment. The way you speak to yourself. The time you spend doing things you like and enjoy.  Let's touch soul ( take 2).  Nature and Music as a great effect on our well being.  Pandemic has allowed or pushed many of us to deeper observation and inquiry.  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ IF YOU LIKE THIS PODCAST and WANT TO HELP me keeping it alive without the use of advertising , Click the PayPal link http://bit.ly/PayPal-Souloist I will be very grateful for any offering your heart calls you to do. Thank you. Also if you have leave some comments and rating for the podcast it'll help us to reach more people. Thank you for your time and help.  *.  *.  *. Find us on FB: 1. https://www.facebook.com/ZoharaRotem 2. https://www.facebook.com/the.Souloist.with.Zohara.Rotem    Join my mailing list or visit my site: www.zohararotem.com
25:20
February 08, 2021
#25.SuzukiCast-Back to the Groove, week 2 - Turning Up
#25.SuzukiCast-Back to the Groove, week 2 - Turning Up
Week 2 of Back to the Groove-  the series of establishing practice routine after the long holiday break. This week we TURN UP. If you could get Pleasant environment ( see episode 23) and you turn up to practice every day, you are almost back to the groove.  IF YOU LIKE THIS PODCAST and WANT TO HELP,   please lick the PayPal link http://bit.ly/PayPal-Souloist. I will be grateful for any offering your heart calls you to do. Thank you. Find us on FB: 1. https://www.facebook.com/ZoharaRotem 2. https://www.facebook.com/the.Souloist.with.Zohara.Rotem    Join my mailing list or visit my site: www.zohararotem.com * The music is  " Prelude and Berceuse", Shinichi Suzuki's favourite composition,  performed  by Shinichi Suzuki, Nagoya, 1970.
11:24
February 04, 2021
#24. Let's Talk about Soul - Take 1
#24. Let's Talk about Soul - Take 1
What if you like doing many things and you find it difficult to "manage your time" between them? Do you need to make a priority list? Reflecting on the topic: If life is a canvas, I could be the artist. If life is blank page with music clefs , I could be the composer.  If the score has already been written, I could be the pianist.  If life is a clay, I could be the potter.  If my pottery is broken I could glue them together, like in the art of Kentsugi, or throw it away... What is your 'Life List' and your 'soul list'? So, let's talk about soul.  Let's  define what soul is.  I'm discussing with two of my soul friends, Barbara and Veta,  on the way they  see, feel or define 'SOUL'. I see soul as the essence that was there before I was born and will continue to be after I die.  Every one is born with a gift, a spark, a gem that is unique to us.  Discovering the gift is the process of creating  relationships  with your soul.  -------------------------------------------------- Quotes from : Dr Shinichi Suzuki, Buckmister Fuller and Parker J. Palmer. --------------------------------------------- IF YOU LIKE THIS PODCAST and WANT TO HELP me keeping it alive without the use of advertising , Click the PayPal link http://bit.ly/PayPal-Souloist I will be very grateful for any offering your heart calls you to do. Thank you. *.  *.  *. Find us on FB: 1. https://www.facebook.com/ZoharaRotem 2. https://www.facebook.com/the.Souloist.with.Zohara.Rotem    Join my mailing list or visit my site: www.zohararotem.com
24:15
February 03, 2021
#23. SuzukiCast - Back to the Groove - Week 1 - Practice Pleasant
#23. SuzukiCast - Back to the Groove - Week 1 - Practice Pleasant
In the southern hemisphere academic year starts now. Students are going back to school after a long holiday of 6 -7 weeks. How do we go back to practice routine after such a long time? I'll be offering here a series of talks on this topic.  If you're starting a new school year. If you are back after a short break If you feel that you need a makeover or fresh start       You might find this podcast helpful. Each week we'll talk about ONE point that's easy to implement.  In week 1 - We make practice pleasant.  You are invited to share your questions and experience by sending a voice message ( from anywhere you listen to the podcast) I’m looking to grow the podcast to reach more listeners and I'd much prefer to not use advertising. IF YOU LIKE THIS PODCAST and WANT TO HELP , Click the PayPal link http://bit.ly/PayPal-Souloist I will be very grateful for any offering your heart calls you to do. Thank you. Book mentioned : Nurtured by Love by Shinichi Suzuki Find us on FB: 1. https://www.facebook.com/ZoharaRotem  2. https://www.facebook.com/the.Souloist.with.Zohara.Rotem    Join my mailing list or visit my site: www.zohararotem.com * The music is  " Prelude and Berceuse", Shinichi Suzuki's favourite composition,  performed  by Shinichi Suzuki, Nagoya, 1970.
20:39
January 28, 2021
 Special episode - (The Soul of Elderhood - Hebrew translation) - נפש הזיקנה
Special episode - (The Soul of Elderhood - Hebrew translation) - נפש הזיקנה
?מאיפה הגיע הרעיון הזה ... הוא בא מאותו מקום שמגיעים ממנו תינוקות... ורעיונות מה זה אומר? זה אומר שמהיום תוכלו למצוא חלק מהפרקים - גם בעברית שאלתם.... ביקשתם...ושמחה לספק בחרתי להתחיל עם נושא שבוער היום כתמיד (וקצת יותר)... נושא הזיקנה... ובבקשה אל תגידו לי לא לקרוא לו בשמו .כי אני דוקא רוצה לקרוא לילד ( חחח )הזקן בשמו למטה תמצאו פרטים ולינקים לרשימת התפוצה אליה אתם מוזמנים להצטרף, כדי שאוכל ליידע אתכם באירועים הממשמשים In the last month of 2020 we gathered around in circles ( online) to send off 2020 . These were circles of women, elders, teachers and parents. In this episode i'm sharing with you about the Soul of Elderhood. You don't become an elder by being old. You become an elder by acquiring wisdom & depth. The dance of life goes on from birth to death. Sadly, in our culture many old people dread getting old. They do everything possible to stay young, or to look young. Elderhood could be the time to shed  the expectations  that your tribe, family or society have planted in you. Becoming an elder could mean setting yourself free to be who you are or who you've  always wanted to be. Accepting old age comes with GRACE and NOBILITY. Weaving a new world requires the elders to step into their elderhood. *.  *.   *. I’m looking to grow the podcast to reach more listeners and I'd much prefer to not use advertising. IF YOU LIKE THIS PODCAST and WANT TO HELP , Click the PayPal link http://bit.ly/PayPal-Souloist I will be very grateful for any offering your heart calls you to do. Thank you. *.  * . *.    להצטרף לרשימת התפוצה    Join our Soul of Elderhood mailing list https://www.zohararotem.com/the-soul-of-elderhood.html Find us on FB: 1. https://www.facebook.com/SuzukiTalentEducation.Zohara.Rotem 2. https://www.facebook.com/the.Souloist.with.Zohara.Rotem  For more information visit my site: www.zohararotem.com
34:04
January 26, 2021
#22. The Crone and Corona
#22. The Crone and Corona
Two themes appear in this episode.  One is a myth about a "witch"  and the other a reflection about Corona times.  They are bound by a name - the  crown.  "One day, when I was a child, stories began to circulate about a witch that lived in an old, dilapidated hut." At the beginning of this episode I'm sharing the myth,  the realness, the essence, the fear and  the role they  played in our collective  early age consciousness. The Crone, the Wise Old Woman, The Hag, The Witch  became distorted as history and patriarchal society took hold.  Today marks one year since the first case of Corona has appeared in Australia Do you remember what you thought about it then? Do you remember what you felt? Do you remember the plans you had when you realised it might stay for a while? And now, after a year, do you have the courage to look at this list and see if you’ve done any of them? We could look at the mystery behind the plans that's hiding in the mud of creation.  Looking at this time as time of germination.  "A seed is planted in the earth. We don't see when the germination  begins. That is the doing of Mother Nature; . . . We have to wait patiently.  We cannot dig up the seed to see whether it is really growing; to do so, would be to destroy everything.  Suddenly a bud appears.  What a joy and pleasure to watch it grow!  At the same time the root, unseen in the ground, is getting stronger and has the power to produce a big, sturdy tree."     Dr Shinichi Suzuki, Nurtured by Love, p. 45 *.  *.  *. I’m looking to grow the podcast to reach more listeners and I'd much prefer to not use advertising. IF YOU LIKE THIS PODCAST and WANT TO HELP , Click the PayPal link http://bit.ly/PayPal-Souloist I will be very grateful for any offering your heart calls you to do. Thank you. *.  *.  *. Find us on FB: 1. https://www.facebook.com/ZoharaRotem 2. https://www.facebook.com/the.Souloist.with.Zohara.Rotem    Join my mailing list or visit my site: www.zohararotem.com
21:27
January 25, 2021
#21. SuzukiCast - Stop - Prepare -Go
#21. SuzukiCast - Stop - Prepare -Go
One of the greatest ways to practice  "tricky" bits is to stop JUST BEFORE them.  When you learn /practice  a  piece , Instead of playing the  whole piece  s l o w l y , analyse (with the help of your teacher, if needed) where the "tricky" bits are.   (it's usually the place  where  you usually  get stuck or make mistakes). Draw a dotted line in the score.  When you play stop ( or freeze) where the line is,  prepare in your head and go.  Soon  you'll realise that the  stop  doesn't happen any more. Congratulate yourself. You've mastered this place.  *.  *.  *. I’m looking to grow the podcast to reach more listeners and I'd much prefer to not use advertising. IF YOU LIKE THIS PODCAST and WANT TO HELP , Click the PayPal link http://bit.ly/PayPal-Souloist I will be very grateful for any offering your heart calls you to do. Thank you. *.  *.  *. Find us on FB: 1. https://www.facebook.com/ZoharaRotem                             2. https://www.facebook.com/the.Souloist.with.Zohara.Rotem  Join my mailing list or visit my site: www.zohararotem.com * The music is  " Prelude and Berceuse", Shinichi Suzuki's favourite composition,  performed  by Shinichi Suzuki, Nagoya, 1970.
09:26
January 20, 2021
#20. "Where to get a little luck..."
#20. "Where to get a little luck..."
My Grandfather Leo was a very gracious man. In this podcast I'm sharing with you some of the thoughts that came up  today, on his birthday. How he affected my life, and how he lives in me long after he's died.  "So long as we are being remembered, we remain alive"  (Carlos Ruiz Zafon). How would you like to be remembered? It's not too late. You can create the way you want to be remembered right now.                                                         *.  *.   *.    I’m looking to grow the podcast to reach more listeners and I'd much prefer to not use advertising. IF YOU LIKE THIS PODCAST and WANT TO HELP , Click the PayPal link http://bit.ly/PayPal-Souloist I will be very grateful for any offering your heart calls you to do. Thank you.                                                        *.  *.  *.   A link to the song  Vie Nemt Men A Bissele Mazel - "where to get a little luck" Find us on FB: 1. https://www.facebook.com/ZoharaRotem                   2. https://www.facebook.com/the.Souloist.with.Zohara.Rotem  Join my mailing list or visit my site: www.zohararotem.com
15:57
January 18, 2021
#19. SuzukiCast - 2020, A Learning - Teaching Curve
#19. SuzukiCast - 2020, A Learning - Teaching Curve
What a year this has been for the teachers among us ! We were called go much beyond the comfort zones of the teaching we had known. It held so MANY challenges to all of us: Suzuki Teachers,Instrumental teachers AND teachers in ALL subjects. We experienced losses AND gains. I'm inviting you to count them with me in this episode. In general we have become a smaller village and  got closer to each other, exchanging ideas, connecting and developing together alongside with parents and students. What can we take from this experience as we go on to 2021? I suggest that Instead of “new years resolution” that works on targets and goals, we breath deeper and slower. We look at what we have and add a dash of presence to it. As you nurture yourself your students will be nurtured too.                                 *.         *.        *.        *.  I’m looking to grow the podcast to reach more listeners and I'd much prefer to not use advertising. IF YOU LIKE THIS PODCAST and WANT TO HELP , Click the PayPal link http://bit.ly/PayPal-Souloist I will be very grateful for any offering your heart calls you to do. Thank you.                                         *.         *.        *.        *.  Find us on FB: 1. https://www.facebook.com/ZoharaRotem 2. https://www.facebook.com/the.Souloist.with.Zohara.Rotem  Join our mailing list: http://bit.ly/ZoharaMail For more information visit my site: www.zohararotem.com
24:38
January 11, 2021
#18. The Soul of Elderhood
#18. The Soul of Elderhood
In the last month of 2020 we gathered around in circles ( online) to send off 2020 . These were circles of women, elders, teachers and parents.  In this episode i'm sharing with you about the Soul of Elderhood.  You don't become an elder by being old. You become an elder by acquiring wisdom & depth. The dance of life goes on from birth to death. Sadly, in our culture many old people dread getting old. They do everything possible to stay young, or to look young. Elderhood could be the time to shed  the expectations  that your tribe, family or society have planted in you. Becoming an elder could mean setting yourself free to be who you are or who you've  always wanted to be. Accepting old age comes with GRACE and NOBILITY. Weaving a new world requires the elders to step into their elderhood. *.  *.   *. I’m looking to grow the podcast to reach more listeners and I'd much prefer to not use advertising. IF YOU LIKE THIS PODCAST and WANT TO HELP , Click the PayPal link http://bit.ly/PayPal-Souloist I will be very grateful for any offering your heart calls you to do. Thank you. *.  *.  *. Join our Soul of Elderhood mailing list https://www.zohararotem.com/the-soul-of-elderhood.html Find us on FB: 1. https://www.facebook.com/SuzukiTalentEducation.Zohara.Rotem                             2. https://www.facebook.com/the.Souloist.with.Zohara.Rotem  For more information visit my site: www.zohararotem.com
24:57
January 04, 2021
#17. SuzukiCast- Changing Gears
#17. SuzukiCast- Changing Gears
Parents and teachers often ask about the process of moving from childhood to adolescence in learning a musical instrument. The Suzuki program follows and accompanies the child from early childhood, through adolescence.It’s only natural that we need to change gears as we go along. At the beginning stages we encourage children, motivate them, create their appetite – for music and learning and dedicate our efforts to keep the desire alive. When they grow up, you hope that everything you nurtured them to do, is there. Your child pushes you away when they want to be independent. Even if you feel hurt or rejected you know that’s an important step in their upbringing. In being a Suzuki Parent, you’ve created a deep and close bond with your child. Now the time has come to enjoy the fruits: Everything your child learnt in at the piano or other instrument is reflected in life in general. The success of the learning process is a precursor to the success in other areas in your child’s life. The things your children have achieved in learning to play would naturally and automatically be implemented in their lives. Concentration, perseverance, self-discipline, sense of commitment, Sensitivity (to beauty, arts, people), stamina, ability to perform and knowing how to achieve level of mastery. When the parent steps back, the responsibilities do not disappear; they just change hands. Independence needs to be earned by the child. Sometimes it doesn’t go smoothly. Becoming independent needs to include: 1. I can do the work by myself. 2. I’m WILLING to do the work by myself. In this episode we go through the points that these processes require, and what happens in a parallel process underneath it. All which leads to a great lesson in life!!! If children are not ready yet to understand it, they need to be guided and helped to develop the character for this. In Dr Shinichi Suzuki words: “Character first – Ability second.”  *.         *.        *.        *. I’m looking to grow the podcast to reach more listeners and I'd much prefer to not use advertising. IF YOU LIKE THIS PODCAST and WANT TO HELP , Click the PayPal link http://bit.ly/PayPal-Souloist I will be very grateful for any offering your heart calls you to do. Thank you. *.         *.        *.        *. Listen to this episode of "The Souloist" on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. The introduction music is  " Prelude and Berceuse", Shinichi Suzuki's favourite composition,  performed  by Shinichi Suzuki, Nagoya, 1970. www.zohararotem.com
22:13
November 28, 2020
#16. Prima Materia - New Matter
#16. Prima Materia - New Matter
A raw, unprepared, unfiltered conversation about experiences that create newness of being, every day of our life. "Dot Dot Dot" In the presence of mystery, we experience authenticity. Living in the present moment can transfer us to another place. This is not necessarily distraction, it is letting the flow explore us (or us explore the flow). Woody Allen once said: “if you want to make God laugh, tell him about your future plans...” It can be scary to live from this place, so we pretend that we can control and plan our lives. In these unprecedented times, we are invited to live from soul. Art, music, journaling, nature, poems, dreams – the language of soul. If we could start the day attending to soul (instead of watching news or social media) we’ll find connection with eternity. *.         *.        *.        *. I’m looking to grow the podcast to reach more listeners and I'd much prefer to not use advertising. IF YOU LIKE THIS PODCAST and WANT TO HELP , Click the PayPal link http://bit.ly/PayPal-Souloist I will be very grateful for any offering your heart calls you to do. Thank you. *.         *.        *.        *. To learn more about coming events join our mailing list: https://www.zohararotem.com/living-from-soul.html
28:14
November 21, 2020
# 15. SuzukiCast: In Praise of Praise
# 15. SuzukiCast: In Praise of Praise
"We need to feel like we are on the right track, especially when we step into unfamiliar territories." I use the word "praise" here as: an expression of appreciation; a way to commend, to congratulate and honour; as acknowledgement and recognition; as a tool for encouragement and support; to inspire confidence and foster growth. So...  why do we praise? Is praise always positive? Is there a harmful praise? *.         *.        *.        *. I’m looking to grow the podcast to reach more listeners and I'd much prefer to not use advertising. IF YOU LIKE THIS PODCAST and WANT TO HELP , Click the PayPal link http://bit.ly/PayPal-Souloist I will be very grateful for any offering your heart calls you to do. Thank you. *.         *.        *.        *. Listen to this episode of "The Souloist" on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. The music is " Prelude and Berceuse", Shinichi Suzuki's favourite composition,  performed  by Shinichi Suzuki, Nagoya, 1970.  www.zohararotem.com
20:18
November 14, 2020
# 14. Why we are here
# 14. Why we are here
Why are we here at this time , at this place? What are these times calling us for? *.  *.   *. I’m looking to grow the podcast to reach more listeners and I'd much prefer to not use advertising. IF YOU LIKE THIS PODCAST and WANT TO HELP , Click the PayPal link http://bit.ly/PayPal-Souloist I will be very grateful for any offering your heart calls you to do. Thank you. *.  *.  *. Find us on FB: 1. https://www.facebook.com/ZoharaRotem                     2. https://www.facebook.com/the.Souloist.with.Zohara.Rotem  Join my mailing list or visit my site: www.zohararotem.com
15:23
November 07, 2020
# 13. Announcing the addition of new stream of the Souloist podcast
# 13. Announcing the addition of new stream of the Souloist podcast
Announcing a new stream of the Souloist podcast -The SuzukiCast. This podcast will cover Suzuki Talent Education Topics.  For teachers, parents and anyone who is interested in the Suzuki Way.  www.zohararotem.com
06:29
October 17, 2020
#12. Zkenim, Nashim Vataf - On Old People, Women and Children
#12. Zkenim, Nashim Vataf - On Old People, Women and Children
On old people, Women and Children. When will we embrace who we are? We are coming in myriads of colours. A rainbow of us. We are different BUT equal. An observation into stages in life, and how society deals with it.  *.         *.        *.        *. I’m looking to grow the podcast to reach more listeners and I'd much prefer to not use advertising. IF YOU LIKE THIS PODCAST and WANT TO HELP , Click the PayPal link http://bit.ly/PayPal-Souloist I will be very grateful for any offering your heart calls you to do. Thank you. *.         *.        *.        *. Find us on FB: 1. https://www.facebook.com/ZoharaRotem 2. https://www.facebook.com/the.Souloist.with.Zohara.Rotem  Join my mailing list or visit my site: www.zohararotem.com
32:35
September 23, 2020
# 11. on Imagination
# 11. on Imagination
Imagination is needed now more than ever, to birth a new world.  Welcome your children’s imagination.  Allow your own imagination.  The domain of imagination is free for all and has no expiry date.  "Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution." ALBERT EINSTEIN  A new course for Suzuki teachers is starting on 16 August, Australia time, (15 august USA time). This is a course on Parent Education. Parent education for teachers. It’s created for Suzuki teachers but if you are a teacher who wants to learn about how to work with parents of your students -as partners in the learning process, you are most welcome to join us. REGISTRATION IS OPEN NOW https://www.zohararotem.com/teachers-course.html. *.         *.        *.        *. I’m looking to grow the podcast to reach more listeners and I'd much prefer to not use advertising. IF YOU LIKE THIS PODCAST and WANT TO HELP , Click the PayPal link http://bit.ly/PayPal-Souloist I will be very grateful for any offering your heart calls you to do. Thank you. *.         *.        *.        *. Find us on FB: 1. https://www.facebook.com/ZoharaRotem 2. https://www.facebook.com/the.Souloist.with.Zohara.Rotem  Join my mailing list or visit my site: www.zohararotem.com
15:05
July 27, 2020
#10.  on Competition
#10. on Competition
What is competition Why we compete What part of us it serves How are we conditioned to compete Reflecting on competing , comparing, inspiration and sharing. I invited you to reflect with me on all of these. ---- Upcoming online courses: Parents' Course, information and registration : https://www.zohararotem.com/parents-course.html Teachers's course, Info & registration: https://www.zohararotem.com/teachers-course.html ------ Mentioned in this episode: Dr Shinichi Suzuki & the Suzuki Talent Education : https://www.zohararotem.com/zoharastudio.html Books: -The Courage to be Disliked By: Ichiro Kishimi, Fumitake Koga -Lost Connections by Johann Hari
26:18
June 23, 2020
#9.Art and intimacy - the inner experience of creativity
#9.Art and intimacy - the inner experience of creativity
Music can become an intimate experience for the player when she knows how to listen with different ears. We can be so far from the image that Piano skill is life skill. What we put in acquiring a musical skill is what we achieve in life. When we listen to ourselves without judgement we can hear the beauty that is created inside out. When we detach ourselves from ourselves we can hear ourselves the way others hear us. How is it when express ourselves through art, music or other, we could go beyond the judge in us. Bathing in the beauty of a piece of music creates the intimacy between the performer and composer. We can "watch" the music and appreciate the process that each student goes through. What is this moment in playing a piece that we can consider as a new creation. The moment of putting the fingers on the keys is the moment of creation. For artist this is expression of life . We can help children experience it by knowing when to step back, and teach them to define the difference between Practice and Playing. Parents who learn to observe their children allow them to invoke their own creativity. I invite you to reflect on music, art and competition. Let's explore it together in the next episode. Upcoming courses for 1. parents 2. teachers. Join my mailing list to be notified: Music can be an intimate experience for the player What does it take to listen to oneself with open heart and away from the judge seat. Piano skill is life skill. What we put in acquiring a musical skill is what we achieve in life. When we listen to ourselves without judgement we can hear the beauty that is created from inside out. When we express ourselves through art and music, we enrich life. Bathing in the beauty of music creates the intimacy between the performer and composer. As teachers and parents, we can "watch" the music and appreciate the process that each student goes through. The moment of putting the fingers on the keys is the moment of creation. For the artist, this is the expression of life . We can help children experience it by knowing when to step back, and teach them the difference between Practice and Playing. Parents who learn to observe their children allow them to invoke their own creativity. For desert I invite you to reflect on music (art) and competition. We'll explore more of it in next episodes. ---------------------------------------- Upcoming courses for 1. parents 2. teachers. Join my mailing list to be notified. www.zohararotem.com
25:23
May 24, 2020
#8. A special episode for Mother’s Day
#8. A special episode for Mother’s Day
A special episode for Mother's Day today, to honour, respect and celebrate the role of mothers in the world. The seen and unseen in motherhood. Motherhood as an archetype. Do you see yourself as a good mother? Happy Mother's day to the mothers of the world. * * * * * * * * * As promised- Nigunim : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xwlHOfbWC0
13:32
May 10, 2020
#7. the 'Something' that wants to be born now
#7. the 'Something' that wants to be born now
In times of lock down , 'something' is pushing its way out. In amidst the pain, sorrow and grief, 'something' wants to be born. Everyone is born with a gift. When the world is a labour pain we are called to look for the gift and share it with the world. From lockdown - to burst out. Confusion and despair could be the good soil for discovering this gift. The new WE has no boundaries. ------------------------------------------- Upcoming online events : Q+A and courses for Parents & Teachers - the on the Topic - How to Nurture Parents. Join our mailing list on www.zohararotem.com Or our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/RotemZohara/
15:35
May 09, 2020
#6. Investments in times of uncertainty
#6. Investments in times of uncertainty
* What can we invest in these times of financial uncertainty? *The thought process in uncertainty * This too shall pass? * Control or illusion?
20:12
May 01, 2020
#5. How to survive moving to online music lessons ?
#5. How to survive moving to online music lessons ?
Teaching & learning piano (among other musical instruments) online in Corona times. Counting the loses and (surprise surprise ) the gains. Keeping the big picture in mind. What can we learn, how can we grow so we could turn the transition between BC (before corona) to AC ( after corona)into a learning curve.
29:41
April 22, 2020
#4. Allowing the more of us
#4. Allowing the more of us
The place of Authenticity, honesty and spontaneity in today's life. Allowing everything to BE Waves of feelings, thoughts and inner voices - how to handle them Cherishing memories. When are we enough. Allowing for more than one of us...
20:02
April 17, 2020
#3. the 7 pillars of Sanity
#3. the 7 pillars of Sanity
Lockdown becomes a new reality.  The things i miss.. the ones i took for granted... In my conversation with soul  received the 7 pillars of sanity. I'd like to share these 7 pillars with you. *.  *.   *. I’m looking to grow the podcast to reach more listeners and I'd much prefer to not use advertising. IF YOU LIKE THIS PODCAST and WANT TO HELP , Click the PayPal link http://bit.ly/PayPal-Souloist I will be very grateful for any offering your heart calls you to do. Thank you. *.  *.  *. Find us on FB: 1. https://www.facebook.com/ZoharaRotem                              2. https://www.facebook.com/the.Souloist.with.Zohara.Rotem  Join my mailing list or visit my site: www.zohararotem.com
12:27
April 14, 2020
#2. Suzuki teaching in Corona times
#2. Suzuki teaching in Corona times
Time to unite in circles around the world Announcing Zoom with Zohara for Suzuki Teachers, Suzuki Parents and Soul Seekers. In this episode we talk about the fire in middle of the circle - the love in our heart. What is means to be a "sensei". 5 tools in our basket to manage and create better teaching skills in this time www.zohararotem.com
22:40
March 22, 2020
# 1 .Why podcast... Why music.... Why soul...
# 1 .Why podcast... Why music.... Why soul...
Why podcast... why me.... why now ... Sharing with you what brought me here, to talking to you. We will be sitting in circle together, exploring ideas ( new and old) about education, music , life and soul. In this episode : - what part we, teachers and parents, play in the evolution of humanity. - The soul and a bit about soul purpose guidance -The role of music in life -What is Suzuki Music. www.zohararotem.com
11:54
March 22, 2020