2020 Teacher Training Courses

Introductory Course: Every Child Can!
June 28 - 29, 2020

Christie Felsing, Instructor
An introduction to Suzuki education, six hours of class work

ECC serves as the required first course in the Suzuki Association of the Americas Teacher Development Program and provides an inspiring, in-depth look at the Suzuki approach to teaching and learning. It also includes an introduction to learning styles, a history of the development of Suzuki education, the role of parents, the importance of Suzuki pedagogical training, and an overview of SAA's role of supporting teachers and parents.

The course is instrument nonspecific and is prerequisite to beginning a sequence of Suzuki pedagogy study.

Class will meet on Sunday, June 28, from 2:30 until 5:30 pm and Monday, June 29, from 9:00 am until 12:00 noon.

Observation hour is Monday, June 29, at 1:30 pm.

Courses for Violin

Every Child Can!* and Violin Unit 1
Instructor: Christie Felsing

* NOTE: The Every Child Can! course is prerequisite to beginning a sequence of Suzuki pedagogy study.

Violin Unit 1
Instructor: Christie Felsing
June 29 - July 10, 2020

Violin Unit 2
Instructor: Gail Johansen
June 29 - July 3, 2020

Violin Unit 3
Instructor: Ed Kreitman
July 6 - 10, 2020

Violin Unit 4
Instructor: Kirsten Marshall
June 29 - July 3, 2020

Violin Unit 5
Instructor: Judy Bossuat-Gallic
July 6 - 10, 2020

Violin Unit 8
Instructor: Teri Einfeldt
June 29 - July 3, 2020

Violin Units 9 and 10
Instructor: Kirsten Marshall
July 6 - 10, 2020

Teaching From the Balance Point
Instructor: Ed Kreitman
June 29 - July 3, 2020

Supplementary Course: Revisiting Book 1
Instructor: Teri Einfeldt
July 6 - 10, 2020

Courses for Cello

Cello Unit 1
Instructor: Pam Devenport
June 29 - July 10, 2020

Cello Unit 5
Instructor: Nancy Hair
July 6 - 10, 2020

General Information and Requirements

Daily sessions include lectures, repertoire study, technical study, observation of and the Suzuki Student Institute, and informal chamber music. The schedule is intensive and may include some evening sessions.

  • All participants are expected to prepare the music in the books to be studied to the point of fluent performance—preferably from memory. Additionally, participants should be conversant with the ideas presented in Suzuki's Nurtured by Love.
  • All participants will be performing in class and are expected to provide their own instruments.
  • Please note that 100% attendance is required.