Teacher Training: Violin Units

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. Training courses during the winter and spring will be held online. 

 

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. Auditors are permitted in Violin Unit 5. Auditions are not required for auditors, nor will training be registered with the SAA.

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with Edward Kreitman

Violin Unit 1

March - May 2022

Online Course

The Violin Unit 1 course is the first of the core training units for the Suzuki Method. The course will focus on Suzuki Violin Book 1 repertoire and technique, and will also serve as a review of the Suzuki philosophy, introduction to parent education, beginning instrumental set-up, considerations to opening a Suzuki studio, cultivation of the Suzuki Triangle, development of listening skills, pre-reading skills, issues related to home practice, and other skills relevant to the Suzuki approach. Trainees should expect to perform the Violin Book 1 repertoire, participate in group discussions, and complete assignments as given by the teacher trainer.

Format of the course includes lecture (28 hours) and student observation (15 hours). Suzuki teachers who have completed/registered Every Child Can! are eligible to take the course. Auditors are permitted in the Unit 1 course. Maximum enrollment: 10 participants.

Violin Unit 1 will meet online on Tuesdays: 

  • March 1, 8, 15, 22 (no class March 29)

  • April 5, 12, 19, 26

  • May 3, 10

Class meeting time:

11:00-2:00 Eastern / 10:00-1:00 Central / 9:00-12:00 Mountain / 8:00-11:00 Pacific

 

The course fee is $775, and includes access to the Real Violin Lessons website. A $100 non-refundable deposit is due within 7 days of registration and will be applied toward the course fee. Refunds (less the $100 deposit) are available until 30 days before the course begins. 

A full scholarship for a BIPOC teacher is available for this course. If you identify as a BIPOC teacher, and plan to begin your Suzuki training with ASI this winter/spring, you may complete the application here: 2022 ECC & Violin Unit 1 BIPOC Teacher Scholarship Application

Violin Unit 1 Course Fee: $775

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with Daniel Gee Cordova

Violin Unit 5

March 2022

Online Course

The Violin Unit 5 course is one of the core training units for the Suzuki Method. The course will focus on Suzuki Violin Book 5 repertoire and technique, and may also include review of the Suzuki philosophy, parent involvement, issues related to home practice and listening, and other skills relevant to the Suzuki approach. Trainees should expect to perform the Violin Book 5 repertoire, participate in group discussions, and complete assignments as given by the teacher trainer. 

Format of the course includes lecture (15 hours) and student observation (8 hours). Suzuki teachers who have completed/registered Every Child Can! and Violin Units 1, 2, and 3 are eligible to take the course. Auditors are permitted in the Unit 5 course if space allows.

Maximum enrollment: 10 participants.

Violin Unit 5 will be offered online in March 2022 (specific dates and times below). The course fee is $450. A $100 non-refundable deposit is due within 7 days of registration and will be applied toward the course fee. Refunds (less the $100 deposit) are available until 30 days before the course begins. 

Violin Unit 5 will meet online on Tuesdays and Thursdays: 

  • March 1 & 3

  • March 8 & 10

  • March 22 & 24

  • March 29 & 31

  • Note: no class meetings March 15 & 17!

Class meeting time: 

12:30 - 2:30 Eastern / 11:30 - 1:30 Central / 10:30 - 12:30 Mountain / 9:30 - 11:30 Pacific

Violin Unit 5 Course Fee: $450

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