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Zohara Rotem is a Pianist, Educator, Suzuki Talent Education Teacher Trainer, Speaker, a mentor and a 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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Zohara Rotem is a Pianist, Educator, Suzuki Talent Education Teacher Trainer, Speaker, a mentor and a 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”

    #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

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    • 26 min
    #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

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    * The intro music is " Prelude and Berceuse", Shinichi Suzuki's favourite composition,  performed  by Shinichi Suzuki, Nagoya, 1970.


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    #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

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    • 18 min
    #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. 

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    * The intro music is  " Prelude and Berceuse", Shinichi Suzuki's favourite composition,  performed  by Shinichi Suzuki, Nagoya, 1970.


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    • 24 min
    #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. 



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    • 39 min
    #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. 

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    • 46 min

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