Suzuki Piano Teacher Training Fellowship Program

Taught by MacPhail Suzuki piano faculty member and SAA teacher trainer, Annette Lee, this year-long internship covers Suzuki Piano Teacher Training Units one and two and Piano Teaching Strategies. Applicants are considered based on experience with college-level music courses, level of playing and desire to become a Suzuki-trained piano teacher.

The fellowship is made possible through a generous gift from an anonymous MacPhail donor. A $5,000 value, this free course includes the following:

Applicants must commit to attend the full year internship, from September 2024 through August 2025

Requirements for application:

Suzuki Piano Teacher Training Fellowship Program

Meet the Instructor – Annette Lee

Annette Lee has taught Suzuki piano at MacPhail since 1995. Her teaching approach encapsulates the Suzuki Philosophy in its entirety: that every child can learn. She observes each child for who they are, as individuals eager to begin the journey of learning through the piano. She hopes to provide each child with success, not that they become prodigies, but to be accomplished learners.

Annette serves as MacPhail’s Staff Accompanist. She has performed on the MacPhail Spotlight Series, as a winner for the Wheaton Conservatory Concerto Competition, the Vilar Performing Arts Center, and with the Classic Arts Trio in Chicago. Annette is the recipient of the Nell Stockwell Award in 1984.

She holds a Bachelors of Music from Wheaton Conservatory of Music, a Masters of Music from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, with additional training from the Aspen Music Festival, Blossom Music Festival, and Chicago Suzuki Institute. Ms. Lee is a registered Teacher Trainer in Piano under the auspices of the Suzuki Association of the Americas.

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