Teacher Development Courses at ASSI 2020

Teachers enter the Suzuki Association of the Americas Teacher Development Program with well-honed playing skills, thorough musical knowledge and a strong interest in teaching children. The Program’s carefully organized curriculum is presented by experienced SAA-registered Teacher Trainers who guide the participants through the Suzuki Method© repertoire and pedagogy unit by unit.

ASSI 2020  offers a wide range of Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA) Teacher Development courses in violin, cello, bass and Suzuki Early Childhood Education.

Registration for Teacher Training at ASSI 2020 will open in late 2019.

Find out more about SAA teacher development here!

Find out about the SAA’s video audition process here.

Every Child Can!

Instructor: Kathleen Schoen

Saturday July 11 – 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Every Child Can! is a one day introductory course on the Suzuki philosophy and its application to education. For parents, teachers, prospective teachers and others, this course provides an inspiring, in-depth look at the Suzuki approach to teaching and learning. For teachers, ECC serves as the first course in the Suzuki Association of the Americas Teacher Development Program. To learn more please see ECC!, read about the ECC course and its guidelines please go to the Suzuki Association of the Americas website.

For further information on the Suzuki Association of the Americas Teacher Training program, please see httpss://suzukiassociation.org/teachers/training/

Bass Unit 1

Instructor: Kate Jones

Sunday July 12 – Sunday July 19

Prerequisites:

Every Child Can!

and

Completed SAA teacher training video audition for the basic, intermediate or comprehensive levels. Please see httpss://suzukiassociation.org/teachers/training/audition/ for audition requirements. Please do your video audition as soon as possible as you will not be able to take the course unless your audition has been accepted before the start date. The SAA recommends submitting your audition video and application at least 8 weeks prior to the start of the course.

Unit 1 teacher training starts from the first lesson and covers the initial steps to successfully setting up a beginning student through to the end of book 1. The course includes 28 hours of class time and 15 hours of guided observation over 8 days.

Please see Course Preparation and Requirements

Cello Unit 2

Instructor: Susan Gagnon

Saturday July 11 – Wednesday July 15

Prerequisites: Cello Unit 1 and Every Child Can!

The Unit 2 teacher training course includes 15 hours of class time and 8 hours of guided observation. Unit 2 and 3 can be taken consecutively. Unit 2 will end on Wednesday July 15 and Unit 3 will begin in the next class period on the same day.

Please see Course Preparation and Requirements

Cello Unit 3

Instructor: Susan Gagnon

Wednesday July 15 – Sunday July 19

Prerequisites: Cello Units 1, 2 and Every Child Can!

The Unit 3 teacher training course includes 15 hours of class time and 8 hours of guided observation. Unit 2 and 3 can be taken consecutively. Unit 3 will begin on Wednesday July 15 immediately following the last class of Unit 2.

If you are only planning to take unit 3, please plan to arrive to register in the ASSI office prior to the beginning of classes on Wednesday. Depending on scheduling you may have to begin your observations before the first teacher training class period. You will receive further details on this with the confirmation of your registration once scheduling is complete.

Please see Course Preparation and Requirements

 Cello Unit 4

Instructor: David Evenchick

Saturday July 11 – Wednesday July 15

Prerequisites: Cello Units 1, 2, 3 and Every Child Can!

The Unit 4 teacher training course includes 15 hours of class time and 8 hours of guided observation. Unit 4 and 5 can be taken consecutively. Unit 5 will begin on Wednesday July 15 immediately following the last class of Unit 4.

Please see Course Preparation and Requirements

Cello Unit 5

Instructor: David Evenchick

Wednesday July 15 – Sunday July 19

Prerequisites:

Cello Units 1, 2, 3 and Every Child Can!

and

Completed SAA teacher training video audition for the intermediate or comprehensive levels. Please see httpss://suzukiassociation.org/teachers/training/audition/ for audition requirements. Please do your video audition as soon as possible as you will not be able to take the course unless your audition has been accepted before the start date. The SAA recommends submitting your audition video and application at least 8 weeks prior to the start of the course.

The Unit 5 teacher training course includes 15 hours of class time and 8 hours of guided observation. Unit 4 and 5 can be taken consecutively. Unit 5 will begin on Wednesday July 15 immediately following the last class of Unit 4.

If you are only planning to take unit 5, please plan to arrive to register in the ASSI office prior to the beginning of classes on Wednesday. Depending on scheduling you may have to begin your observations before the first teacher training class period. You will receive further details on this with the confirmation of your registration once scheduling is complete.

Please see Course Preparation and Requirements

Violin Unit 1

Instructor: Elayne Ras

Sunday July 12 – Sunday July 19

Prerequisites:

Every Child Can!

and

Completed SAA teacher training video audition for the intermediate or comprehensive levels. Please see httpss://suzukiassociation.org/teachers/training/audition/ for audition requirements. Please do your video audition as soon as possible as you will not be able to take the course unless your audition has been accepted before the start date. The SAA recommends submitting your audition video and application at least 8 weeks prior to the start of the course.

Unit 1 teacher training starts from the first lesson and covers the initial steps to successfully setting up a beginning student through to the end of book 1. The course includes 28 hours of class time and 15 hours of guided observation over 8 days.

Please see Course Preparation and Requirements

Violin Unit 2

Instructor: Joanne Melvin

Saturday July 11 – Wednesday July 15

Prerequisites: Violin Unit 1 and Every Child Can!

The Unit 2 teacher training course includes 15 hours of class time and 8 hours of guided observation. Unit 2 can be taken consecutively with Unit 3. Unit 2 will end on Wednesday July 15 and Unit 3 will begin in the next class period on the same day.

Please see Course Preparation and Requirements

Violin Unit 3

Instructor: Joanne Melvin

Wednesday July 15 – Sunday July 19

Prerequisites: Violin Units 1, 2 and Every Child Can!

The Unit 3 teacher training course includes 15 hours of class time and 8 hours of guided observation. Unit 3 can be taken consecutively with Unit 2. Unit 3 will begin on Wednesday July 15 immediately following the last class of Unit 2.

If you are only planning to take unit 3, please plan to arrive to register in the ASSI office prior to the beginning of classes on Wednesday. Depending on scheduling you may have to begin your observations before the first teacher training class period. You will receive further details on this with the confirmation of your registration once scheduling is complete.

Please see Course Preparation and Requirements

Violin Unit 4

Instructor: Flory Godinez

Saturday July 11 – Wednesday July 15

Prerequisites: Violin Units 1, 2, 3 and Every Child Can!

The Unit 4 teacher training course includes 15 hours of class time and 8 hours of guided observation. Unit 4 and 5 can be taken consecutively. Unit 5 will begin on Wednesday July 15 immediately following the last class of Unit 4.

Please see Course Preparation and Requirements

Violin Unit 5

Instructor: Flory Godinez

Wednesday July 15 – Sunday July 19

Prerequisites:

Violin Units 1, 2, 3 and Every Child Can!

and

Completed SAA teacher training video audition for the intermediate or comprehensive levels. Please see httpss://suzukiassociation.org/teachers/training/audition/ for audition requirements. Please do your video audition as soon as possible as you will not be able to take the course unless your audition has been accepted before the start date. The SAA recommends submitting your audition video and application at least 8 weeks prior to the start of the course.

The Unit 5 teacher training course includes 15 hours of class time and 8 hours of guided observation. Unit 4 and 5 can be taken consecutively. Unit 5 will begin on Wednesday July 15 immediately following the last class of Unit 4.

If you are only planning to take unit 5, please plan to arrive to register in the ASSI office prior to the beginning of classes on Wednesday. Depending on scheduling you may have to begin your observations before the first teacher training class period. You will receive further details on this with the confirmation of your registration once scheduling is complete.

Please see Course Preparation and Requirements

 Suzuki Early Childhood Education Stage 1

Instructor: Wan Tsai Chen

Monday July 13 – Friday July 17

Prerequisites: Every Child Can!

Suzuki Early Childhood Education Stage 1 teacher training is a 30 hour course spread over 5 days, from Monday to Friday. It includes 1 hour daily participation and observation of SECE student class as well as 25 hour of class time.

Please see SECE teacher training on the SAA website for more information.

Please see Course Preparation and Requirements