Teacher Training: Violin Units ONLINE

The Atlanta Suzuki Institute is thrilled to offer online teacher training opportunities with renowned SAA Teacher Trainers from across the United States. ASI is the perfect organization through which 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.


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. Auditions are not required for auditors, nor will training be registered with the SAA.

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with Edward Kreitman

Violin Unit One

Tuesdays from April 6 through June 1, 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 on Tuesdays from April 6, 2021 through June 1, 2021 from 11:00 AM-2:00 PM EDT (10:00 AM-1:00 PM CDT) each week. 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, or Latinx violin or viola teacher who wishes to begin Suzuki teacher training this spring. To be eligible for this award, applicants must identify as Black, Indigenous, or Latinx and plan to take the Every Child Can! course (unless already registered with the SAA) and the Violin Unit 1 course through ASI this spring. 

Scholarship Application

Violin Unit 1 Course Fee: $765


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