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Suzuki Institute for Piano and Guitar
Student Institute: July 23-July 27, 2018
Teacher Training: See below
Full Day Institute (Piano and Guitar): $492;
(all ages and levels) 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m.
Partial Day Options (Piano and Guitar): $273
I. Younger students, Book 1
(age 6 & under): 8:45 a.m.-12 noon, plus afternoon recital on Friday
Register for Guitar – Partial Day
II. Advanced High School students (Piano and Guitar): $273
Book 5 and above (entering gr. 9-12):
1-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday, Recital on Friday
Register for Advanced Students Guitar – Partial Day
Registration Deadline: June 18, 2018
No refunds after July 9, 2018
Suzuki Clinicians: Fay Adams, Sara Kotrba and Annette Lee, Piano; David Madsen, Guitar Enrichment classes: Kodaly, improvisation, music theory, music history and drumming.
The MacPhail Suzuki Institute, sanctioned by the Suzuki Association of the Americas, is an opportunity for Suzuki students of all ages, with their parent, to come together to share in motivating, enriching and wide ranging musical experiences. Students will work with master teachers and improve their skills both technically and musically. All students will participate in a closing recital on Friday, July 27th at 1:00 or 1:30.
Daily classes & observation may include:
- Instrument specific applied study
- Theory & reading skills
- Ensemble skills & performance practices
- Composition & improvisation
- Master classes, recitals
- World music & drumming
- Guitar Ensemble
- Closing recitals and presentations
Who May Attend the Institute?
- Suzuki students who have completed the Twinkle Variations. PARENTS or another responsible, interested adults must attend with students under age 12.
- Teacher trainees
- Teacher observers
Attendees are responsible for arranging their own meals, housing and transportation while attending the institute.
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 19.
Registration Deadline: June 18, 2018
No refunds after June 18, 2018
Guitar Book 5: David Madsen $492
(Teachers who have completed ECC and Book 1, 2 and 3) July 23 – July 27.
Class observations between 10 am and 2 pm; class meets from 4 pm to 8 pm Monday through Thursday.
Piano Book 3: Annette Lee $492
For teachers who have completed ECC and Book 1 and 2 training and have a current Suzuki studio.
Sunday, July 22, 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Monday – Thursday, July 23 – July 26, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (This includes required observations)
Piano Teacher Enrichment Class – “Teaching Accompanying and Chamber Music to Pianists”
with Annette Lee and Sarah Kotrba $45
Wednesday, July 27, 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Teacher observation fee: $30/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!Æ (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. Suzuki’s book Nurtured by Love. All participants will be performing in class. Strings and woodwinds are expected. 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 at firstname.lastname@example.org.