TEACHER TRAINING

The Suzuki Association of the Americas has developed extensive teacher development courses offered at various locations across the country by a select group of registered teacher trainers. The Western Springs School of Talent Education and Naperville Suzuki School counts among it's faculty four of the country’s leading teacher trainers.

Apprenticeship Teacher Training Courses create a community of teachers who meet together to receive pedagogical instruction from Suzuki Association of the Americas registered teacher trainers. Together, we share solutions to common teaching problems and all of the relevant teaching points, philosophy and pedagogy related to the unit of study. Upon completion of all course requirements, participants' training will be registered with the Suzuki Association of the Americas. Additional information, including SAA Teacher Training guidelines, can be viewed on the SAA website.​

We are also pleased to offer a growing collection of violin lesson observation videos available at realviolinlessons.com.  We know that it is often difficult for active teachers to complete their Teacher Training Observations, so we have developed this website to make teacher training  more attainable for current teachers.  

UPCOMING COURSES

 

Listed in chronological order by start date

June 27 - July 1, 2022

Online via Zoom

Teaching from the Balance Point - A guide for Suzuki Parents, Teachers and Students is an interactive workshop for Suzuki Teachers of all instruments. The course will utilize a variety of communication applications including powerpoint, video, lecture, discussion, and experiential activities to explore many of the ideas presented in this classic book. 

Teaching from the Balance Point

July 4 - July 8, 2022

Online via Zoom

Teaching with an Open Heart is an interactive workshop for Suzuki teachers of all instruments.  The course will utilize a variety of communication applications including powerpoint, video, lecture, discussion, and experiential activities to explore many of the ideas presented in this ground-breaking book. 

Teaching with an Open Heart

Fridays September 23, 30, October 7,14 and 21

Online via Zoom

This class will include discussion and demonstration of all of the teaching points in the Book 2 repertoire, plus ideas for incorporating review into lessons and practice assignments, steps for teaching note reading, and group class ideas.

Violin Book Two

Fridays November 4, 11, 18 and December 2 and 9

Online via Zoom

This class will include discussion and demonstration of all of the
teaching points in the Book 3 repertoire, plus ideas for incorporating review into lessons and practice assignments, steps for continuing to develop music reading skills, and group class ideas. Vibrato will also be covered, along with ideas for guiding the student to take ownership of the process of learning to play the violin.

Violin Book Three

PAST COURSES