Teacher Development Program

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Teacher Development Program2019-09-15T20:41:43+00:00

Austin Suzuki Institute Teacher TrainingThe teacher institute offers instruction and expert guidance for the novice as well as the experienced Suzuki teacher. Teacher training courses are taught by teacher trainers certified by the Suzuki Association of the Americas.

Teacher institute dates are as follows (9am to 5pm):

Teacher Training

ECC (Fri July 24) Mark Mutter
Violin Book 1 (Sat July 25 – Sat Aug 1) Mark Mutter

Cello Book 1 (Sat July 25 – Sat Aug 1) Avi Friedlander

Bass Book 2 (Sat July 25 – Wed July 29) Dr. Kate Jones
Bass Book 3 (Tues July 28- Sat Aug 1) Dr. Kate Jones

Violin Book 2 (Sat July 25 – Wed July 29) Allen Lieb
Violin Book 3 (Tues July 28- Sat Aug 1) Allen Lieb

Violin Book 4 (Sat July 25 – Wed July 29) Dr. Susan Baer
Violin Book 5 (Tues July 28- Sat Aug 1) Dr. Susan Baer

Violin Book 6 (Sat July 25 – Wed July 29) Charles Krigbaum
Supplemental Repertoire (Tues July 28- Sat Aug 1) Charles Krigbaum

“The Simplicity of Technique: Developing the Advanced Violinist from the Beginning”
Violin Enrichment (Sat July 25 – Mon July 27) Cathy Lee
Violin Book 9-10 (Tues July 28- Sat Aug 1) Cathy Lee

Teacher Training Schedules

Teachers interested in taking two courses, may take a course from the 1st session and a course from the 2nd session in most cases. If the courses are with different trainers, please email us at gasa.institute@gmail.com and we can confirm whether the schedules will work.

1st Session

Bass Book 2 (Sat July 25 – Wed July 29) Dr. Kate Jones
Violin Book 2 (Sat July 25 – Wed July 29) Allen Lieb
Violin Book 4 (Sat July 25 – Wed July 29) Dr. Susan Baer
Violin Book 6 (Sat July 25 – Wed July 29) Charles Krigbaum
“The Simplicity of Technique: Developing the Advanced Violinist from the Beginning”
Violin Enrichment (Sat July 25 – Mon July 27) Cathy Lee

2nd Session

Bass Book 3 (Tues July 28- Sat Aug 1) Dr. Kate Jones
Violin Book 3 (Tues July 28- Sat Aug 1) Allen Lieb
Violin Book 5 (Tues July 28- Sat Aug 1) Dr. Susan Baer
Supplemental Repertoire (Tues July 28- Sat Aug 1) Charles Krigbaum
Violin Book 9-10 (Tues July 28- Sat Aug 1) Cathy Lee

Successfully completed short-term teacher training core courses may  be registered with the Suzuki Association of the Americas.  The SAA requires that the books be taken in sequence through Book 2. Daily sessions include lectures and videotapes, repertoire study, technical study, and observation of the Suzuki Student Institute.  The schedule is intensive and requires all participants to have 100 % attendance to register the course with the SAA.

All participants are expected to prepare the music in the books to be studied to the point of fluent performance — preferably from memory. All participants will be performing in class and are expected to provide their own instruments.  Teacher trainees might have pre-course assignments and/or reading which is up to the discretion of the Teacher Trainer.

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 Book 1. Courses must be taken in order through Book 2: ECC, Book 1, Book 2.

Audition Requirement

To qualify as a participant in SAA Teacher Workshop unit courses, applicants must submit a DVD video audition to the SAA, preferably well in advance of taking the course. DVDs should be submitted at least 8 weeks prior to the course start date, with the required fee and a completed application form. 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 late audition fees will be required with the application.

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 at 1-888-378-9854 for this form. Please download the Audition Guide for instructions on submitting your training video audition: http://suzukiassociation.org/download/Audition_Guide.pdf

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 Suzuki repertoire and other materials in class. Strings and woodwinds are expected to provide their own instruments. It is recommended that participants bring an audio recorder and a notebook to all sessions. 100% attendance is required for registering the course.

Teacher Training will be held from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm each day.