Teacher Training: June 2022 Courses
The Atlanta Suzuki Institute is thrilled to offer teacher training opportunities with renowned SAA Teacher Trainers from across the United States. ASI is the perfect place to learn about the Suzuki approach and philosophy for the first time, or to hone and expand your teaching skills. Some of these courses will be offered online only, others in person only, and some in a hybrid format.
Teachers enrolled in training must be at least 17 years old, have a high school diploma, and be an active member of the SAA. Teachers may enroll as participants or auditors. To qualify as a participant, teachers must pass an audition submitted to the SAA. Participants who successfully complete a course will have the training registered with the SAA. Auditions are not required for auditors, nor will training be registered with the SAA.
Violin Teaching Strategies
with Kirsten Marshall
June 21-24, 2022
Teaching Strategies is similar to a mini-teaching practicum in which participants have the opportunity to share a short lesson video with the class and receive feedback. This Teaching Strategies course is a stand-alone 10-hour course. Suzuki teachers who have completed and registered Every Child Can! and Violin Unit 1 are eligible to take the course.
Maximum enrollment: 10 participants
Violin Teaching Strategies will meet online via Zoom Tuesday, June 21 through Friday, June 24.
9:00-11:30 AM EDT / 8:00-10:30 AM CDT / 7:00-9:30 AM MDT / 6:00-8:30 AM PDT
The course fee is $250. A $100 non-refundable registration fee is due within 7 days of registration. Refunds (less the $100 registration fee) are available until May 20, 2022.
What's Next? Expanding Your Students' Knowledge
with Teri Einfeldt
Congratulations! Now that you know the teaching points of many books and have a deeper understanding of the Suzuki philosophy and how to transfer this knowledge to your students, what else do your students need to know to be come even better, well-rounded musicians? Together we will explore ideas that are related, but not limited to, fast reaction time, how to be a good stand partner and chamber music player, how to practice, deeper listening skills, how and when to choose supplementary pieces, and listening assignments that go beyond the Suzuki repertoire.
This is a 10-hour Enrichment course that will encompass as much as we can fit gracefully into the time allotted. Suzuki teachers who have completed and registered Every Child Can! and Violin Units 1-3 are eligible to take the course.
Group Class Techniques
with Carey Beth Hockett
Group Class Techniques Supplementary Course for Cellists
The Group Class Techniques Supplementary Course for Cello Teachers consists of 10 hours of Group Class Techniques lab over 5 days (2 hours each day), 5 hours of cello-specific seminar (1 hour each day), and attendance at 8 hours of student classes (2 hours over 4 days). Teachers will explore and try out different group class teaching strategies, have the opportunity to play along, observe, and present teaching segments in student classes, and discuss cello-specific group class activities.
This supplementary course is open to cello teachers who have registered Every Child Can!, Cello Units 1-4, and have at least 2 years of group class teaching experience. Participants must be active members of the SAA and will have the option to register the course upon completion.
Group Class Techniques Enrichment Course for String Teachers
The Group Class Techniques Enrichment Course for Violin, Viola, and Cello Teachers consists of 10 hours of Group Class Techniques lab over 5 days (2 hours of class each day). Teachers will explore and try out different group class teaching strategies.
This enrichment course is open to all string teachers who have registered Every Child Can! and Unit 1. Participants must be active members of the SAA and will have the option to register the course upon completion.
Scales, Theory, and Chords through the Guitar Repertoire
with Andrea Cannon
Our Suzuki guitar pieces can also teach us about harmony, chords, and scales. Recognizing patterns and connecting them on the fretboard aids in reading, ear training, and more. With excerpts from the Suzuki books to lead us, we will explore the elements of theory, the CAGED chord system, and even chord progressions to play together.
This enrichment course includes 10 hours of lecture and is open to Suzuki guitar teachers who have registered the Every Child Can! course. Familiarity with Suzuki Guitar repertoire through Book 5 will be helpful, but it is not required that participants register those training units prior to taking this course.