Teacher Training:

Suzuki Teacher Training Courses run concurrently with the Summer Institute, providing teachers an immersion experience in the Suzuki Method.  Teachers have the opportunity to work closely with trainers and observe Suzuki lessons, group classes, and performances.

 

Training Overview:

Suzuki Music Columbus offers Suzuki Association of the Americas approved training from Saturday, June 6 - Sunday, June 14, 2020.

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Teacher Training Schedule:

The rough schedule provided below is to help you plan your Institute experience.  Changes may be made to the schedule by individual course instructors. 

Saturday 

9:30-10:00: ECC, Violin Unit 2 & Violin Unit 4 - Arrival/Registration/Check-in

10:00-12:00: ECC, Violin Unit 2 & Violin Unit 4 lecture

12:00-1:00: Lunch  (provided by Suzuki Music Columbus)

1:00-5:00: ECC, Violin Unit 2 & Violin Unit 4 lecture

5:00: Dinner (on your own)

Sunday 

12:30-1:00: Violin Unit 1 - Arrival/Registration/Check-in

1:00-3:00: Violin Units 1, 2, & 4 - lecture

3:00-3:30: Afternoon break

3:30-6:30: Violin Units 1, 2, & 4 - lecture

6:30: Dinner (for those staying on campus, provided by Suzuki Music Columbus)

Monday 

8:30-10:30: Violin Units 1, 2, and 4 lectures

10:30-11:50: Observe and assist with orientation activities

11:50-12:50: Lunch

1:00-1:50: Observe Welcome Concert

2:00-5:00: Violin Units 1, 2, and 4 lectures

5:00: Dinner

Tuesday

8:00-10:00: Violin Units 1, 2, & 4 lecture or observation

10:10-10:50: Morning break/Solo recital observation

11:00-11:50: Violin Units 1, 2, & 4 lecture or observation

11:50-12:50: Lunch

1:00-1:50: Afternoon concert

2:00-5:00: Violin Units 1, 2, & 4 lecture or observation

5:00:  Dinner

5:30-7:30: Suzuki teacher networking reception

Wednesday

7:30-8:00: Violin Units 3 & 5 - Arrival & registration for morning observations – lectures begin at 2:00

8:00-10:00: Violin Units 1, 2, & 4 Lecture or Observation

10:10-10:50: Morning break & Solo recital observations

11:00-11:50: Violin Units 1, 2, & 4 Lecture or observation **Units 2 & 4 end**

11:50-12:50: Lunch

1:00-1:50: Afternoon concert 

2:00-5:00: Violin Units 1, 3, & 5 lecture  **Units 3 & 5 begin**

5:00: Dinner

Thursday

8:00-10:00: Violin Units 1, 3, & 5 lecture or observation

10:10-10:50: Morning break & Solo recital observation

11:00-11:50: Violin Units 1, 3, & 5 lecture or observation

11:50-12:50: Lunch

1:00-1:50: Afternoon concert

2:00-5:00: Violin Units 1, 3, & 5 lecture or observation

5:00: Dinner

Friday

8:00-10:00: Violin Units 1, 3, & 5 lecture or observation

10:10-10:50: Morning break & Young Persons Recital

11:00-11:50: Violin Units 1, 3, & 5 lecture or observation

11:50-12:50: Lunch

1:00-1:50: Violin Units 1, 3, & 5 lecture or observe faculty recital

2:00-5:00: Violin Units 1, 3, & 5 Lecture or Observation

5:00: Dinner

7:30: Evening Concert: Chamber Music & Advanced Orchestra

Saturday

8:00-12:00: Violin Units 1, 3, & 5 lecture and/or observation of Final Concert

12:00-1:00: Lunch

1:00-6:00: Violin Units 1, 3, & 5 lecture

Sunday

8:00-1:00: Violin Units 1, 3, & 5 Lecture **Units 1, 3, & 5 end**

1:00-2:00: Residence Hall check-out


 

Suzuki Association of the Americas Guidelines:

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 Unit 1. Courses must be taken in order through Unit 3: ECC, Unit 1, Unit 2, Unit 3. Once this sequence has been completed, higher units may be taken out of order, if desired.

Audition Requirement:

To qualify as a participant in SAA Teacher Workshop unit courses, applicants must submit a DVD or uploaded video audition to the SAA, preferably well in advance of taking the course. Videos submitted at least 8 weeks prior to the course start date will receive a discounted audition fee; if submitted later than 8 weeks before the course, the regular audition fee will be required. Auditions for Unit 1 courses must be received no later than 10 days prior to the course start date. Auditions for all other Units must be submitted and approved by the course start.

If auditions are not accepted, course work will not be eligible for SAA registration. For further information, please see the SAA website at www.suzukiassociation.org to view the teacher video audition application form and instructions, or call the SAA toll free 1-888-378-9854.

Required Course Preparation

All teacher training participants are asked to prepare and memorize the repertoire to be studied to the point of fluent performance. Additionally, participants should be conversant with the ideas presented in Dr. Suzuki’s book Nurtured by Love.  All participants will be performing Suzuki repertoire and other materials in class. You are expected to provide your own instrument.  100% attendance is required for registering the course.

Each participant enrolled in a Unit 1 course will receive a letter from the SAA stating the preparation expectations and basic course components. Letters are emailed directly to each participant as they are added to the institute’s online roster. Each letter is instrument-specific and covers information such as reading material, Suzuki books and CDs, piece preparation, and items to bring to the course.

 

Suzuki Teacher Training ParticipantsThere is a video audition requirement to register training with the Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA).  If the audition is not approved, you may attend the course as an Auditor, but would not be permitted to register the training with SAA.  Please understand that regardless of your audition results the cancellation policy is still in effect.  Video auditions must be approved prior to the start of the teacher training course.  SAA recommends that you allow at least two weeks for evaluation of audition videos.

https://suzukiassociation.org/teachers/training/

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Violin teacher training is available for the following courses:

Every Child Can - Linda Stieg

Saturday, June 6, 2020  

1 day

Violin Unit 1​ - Linda Stieg

Sunday, June 7 - Sunday, June 14, 2020

8 days

 

Violin Unit 2​ - Martha Shackford

Saturday, June 6 - Wednesday, June 10, 2020

5 days

 

Violin Unit 3​ - Martha Shackford

Wednesday, June 10 - Sunday, June 14, 2020

5 days

Violin Unit 4​ - Roger Stieg

Saturday, June 6 - Wednesday, June 10, 2020

5 days

Violin Unit 5​ - Roger Stieg  

Wednesday, June 10 - Sunday, June 14, 2020

5 days

Housing and Meal Plans:

Housing and meal plans are available for those taking teacher training.  

Please click here for more information.

 

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