For teachers who have completed ECC and Book 1 training.
Sunday, July 23, 2 -5 pm;
Monday through Thursday, July 24-July 27, 9:00am to 12:00
Observations: Monday through Thursday July 24-July 27, 1:00pm-4:00pm
Friday, July 28, 9am-11am
Suzuki Teacher Training:
A minimum number of registrants is necessary to run the teacher training courses. If the minimum number is not reached, registered participants will be notified by June 20.
Teacher observation fee: $31/day
Teachers who register 5 or more students from their studio will receive a 20% discount when registering for a teacher training unit. Teachers who register for 5 days of observation receive the Teacher Enrichment class at no extra charge.
Training Prerequisites and Course Order
To take Suzuki teacher training, teachers must be Active members of the SAA.
Every Child Can! (ECC) is required prior to taking Book 1.
Courses must be taken in order through Book 3:
ECC, Book 1, Book 2, Book 3.
To qualify as a participant in Suzuki teacher training courses, applicants must submit a DVD video audition to the SAA, preferably prior to course enrollment. DVDs should be submitted at least 8 weeks prior to the course start date, with the required fee and a completed application form. For courses
occurring during the summer, applicants submitting auditions later than March
31 may not receive audition results prior to the course, even if meeting the
above deadlines. If submitted later than 8 weeks before the course start date,
audition results determining participant eligibility may not be available prior to the course, and will require late audition fees.
If auditions are not accepted, course work will not be eligible for SAA registration even if course work was completed. For further information, please see the SAA website at www.suzukiassociation.org and find the teacher video audition application form and instructions, or call the SAA toll free 1.888.378.9854 for this form.
Required Course Preparation
All teacher training participants are asked to prepare the repertoire to be studied to the point of fluent performance. Memorization is not required but is recommended. Additionally, participants should be conversant with the ideas presented in Dr. Suzukiís book Nurtured by Love.
All participants will be performing in class.
It is recommended that participants bring an audio recorder and a notebook to all sessions. 100% attendance is required for registering the course.
For more information, contact Heather Vanderley, Suzuki Institute Director