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 courses will be held at Oak Grove United Methodist Church in Decatur, Georgia.

 

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

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with Teri Einfeldt

Revisiting Violin Unit One

Postponed to June 2021

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 (15 hours), small group discussion, student observation (3 hours), 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/registered ECC! and Unit 1 (or 1A and 1B) and have taught at least one year are eligible to take the course in their instrument area. Auditors are not permitted in Revisiting Unit 1. Maximum enrollment: 15 participants.

Registration Fee (non-refundable): $75 (through March 1)

Revisiting Violin Unit 1 Course Fee: $430

with Edward Kreitman

Violin Unit One

Postponed to June 2021

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: 15 participants.

Registration Fee (non-refundable): $75 (through March 1)

Violin Unit 1 Course Fee: $650

ECC! and Violin Unit 1 Fee (through May 1): $730, no registration fee!

with Kirsten Marshall

Violin Unit Four

Postponed to June 2021

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: 15 participants.

Registration Fee (non-refundable): $75 (through March 1)

Violin Unit 4 Course Fee: $430

 
 

Atlanta Suzuki Institute

Student Programs: Postponed to June 2021

Teacher Training Programs: Postponed to June 2021

Early Bird Registration Deadline: March 1

Regular Registration Deadline: May 1

Late Registration Deadline: May 31

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