Teaching From the Balance Point

Teaching From the Balance Point is a workshop for Suzuki teachers of all string instruments. In the course, we will explore many of the ideas presented in this classic text about the Suzuki Method. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the Suzuki philosophy and approach to teaching. Using students from his home studio for live demonstrations, teacher participants will have the opportunity to observe teacher trainer and author, Edward Kreitman, demonstrating the results of working with the teaching principals outlined in this book.

Specific topics to be covered include:

  • Priority Teaching
  • Developing Musicianship (through the first three Suzuki volumes)
  • Group Class techniques
  • Suzuki Philosophy
  • How to engage parents as teaching partners
  • Purposeful Review
  • How to teach "Playing by Ear"
  • Tonalization
  • Developing Vibrato
  • Specific Techniques for Working with Students
  • Learning to Develop and Implement Your Vision as a Teacher

Entrance Requirements:

  • Open to any string instrument.
  • Must have completed ECC! and Book 1.

Instructor

Ed Kreitman

Teaching with an Open Heart

Teaching with an Open Heart is a workshop for Suzuki teachers of all instruments. In the courser, we will explore many of the ideas presented in this ground breaking book. Participants will gain an understanding of energy and how we use it in our own playing, our teaching, and with our students and parents. The workshop is very interactive and there are many opportunities to participate in fun and insightful activities which will help you understand these energetic principles.

Specific topics to be covered include:

  • Priority Teaching
  • Developing Musicianship (through the first three Suzuki volumes)
  • Group Class
  • Energy Awareness
  • The Seven Realms of Awareness
  • Specific Techniques for Working with Students
  • Learning to Develop and Implement Your Vision as a Teacher

Entrance Requirements:

  • Open to any instrument.
  • Must have completed ECC! and Book 1.

Instructor

Ed Kreitman