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Teacher Training: June 2023 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.

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Revisiting VU1
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Violin Revisiting Unit 1

with Teri Einfeldt

June 19-22, 2023

Online Course

The Revisiting Unit 1 course is designed for teachers who have registered a minimum of Unit 1 and have at least one year of Suzuki teaching experience. It aims to strengthen and update one's teaching by approaching the repertoire and its concepts from a fresh perspective. Discussions cover the foundation of Book 1, including application of the Suzuki philosophy, teaching points, layering of skills, addressing challenges of the beginning student, and more. 

Format of the course includes lecture, small group discussion, student observation, possible role-playing, and playing demonstration of the teaching points and concepts. Participants will receive an online questionnaire from the SAA, to be completed prior to the start of the course.

Suzuki teachers who have completed and registered Every Child Can! and Violin Unit 1 or Viola Unit 1 and have taught at least one year are eligible to take the Violin Revisiting Unit 1 course. Participants may not take Revisiting Unit 1 at the same time as another Unit course.
Maximum enrollment: 10 participants
No auditors

Course Schedule: 

  • Monday, June 19, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM EST

  • Tuesday, June 20, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM EST

  • Wednesday, June 21, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM EST

  • Thursday, June 22, 10:00 AM-1:00 PM EST

  • Additional 3 hours of asynchronous observations

Registration Fee (non-refundable): $150

Course Fee: $450

The registration fee is due within 7 days of registration. Remaining fees are due May 1. Refunds (less the registration fee) are available until May 1.

A limited number of need-based scholarships and scholarships for teachers of color are available. Please visit the Teacher Training Scholarships page for more information and application instructions.

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