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. All teacher training courses will be held online in 2021. 

 

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 1, 2, and 4 only. Auditions are not required for auditors, nor will training be registered with the SAA.

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with Edward Kreitman

Violin Unit One

June 20-27, 2021

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 be offered online from June 20-27, 2021.

Course Schedule:

  • Sunday, June 20, 1:30-3:30 PM EDT

  • Monday, June 21-Saturday, June 26, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM & 1:00-3:00 PM EDT

  • Sunday, June 27, 1:30-3:30 PM EDT

The course fee is $765, 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. 

Thanks to a generous donation, we will be offering a full scholarship for a Black, Indigenous, and/or Latinx violin or viola teacher who wishes to begin Suzuki unit training with this Violin Unit 1 course. To be eligible for this award, applicants must identify as Black, Indigenous, and/or Latinx and plan to take Violin Unit 1 for the first time through ASI this summer.

To apply, please complete the 2021 Spring & Summer Teacher Training Scholarship Application and register for the course using the link below. Apply by May 1, 2021.

Violin Unit 1 Course Fee: $765

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with Teri Einfeldt

Violin Unit Two

June 21-25, 2021

Online Course

The Violin Unit 2 course is one of the core training units for the Suzuki Method. The course will focus on Suzuki Violin Book 2 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 2 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 Unit 1 are eligible to take the course. Auditors are permitted in the Unit 2 course.

Maximum enrollment: 10 participants.

Violin Unit 2 will be offered online from June 21-25, 2021. The course fee is $430. 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 2 Course Fee: $430

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with Kirsten Marshall

Violin Unit Four

June 21-25, 2021

Online Course

The Violin Unit 4 course is one of the core training units for the Suzuki Method. The course will focus on Suzuki Violin Book 4 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 4 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!, Violin Unit 1, Violin Unit 2, and Violin Unit 3 are eligible to take the course. Auditors are permitted in the Unit 4 course.

Maximum enrollment: 10 participants.

Violin Unit 4 will be offered online from June 21-25, 2021. The course fee is $430. 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 4 Course Fee: $430

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