ASSI 2018  offers a wide range of Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA) teacher training courses in both violin and cello.

Find out more about SAA teacher development here!

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

Every Child Can!
Instructor: Kathleen Schoen

Friday July 13 – 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, read about the ECC course and its guidelines please go to the Suzuki Association of the Americas website.

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Violin Unit 1
Instructor: Elayne Ras

The violin unit 1 course starts from a student’s first lesson and covers the teaching of Book 1 of the Suzuki Violin Method. There are 28 hours of class time and 15 hours of observation. 100% attendance at all classes is required to complete the course.

  • Saturday July 14 – registration – 8:30-9:00 AM
    Classes
  • Saturday July 14 – 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Sunday July 15 – 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Monday through Friday classes and observations 9:00 – 5:00
    Saturday July 21 – 9:00 AM – 12:00PM
  • Prerequisite course: Every Child Can!, or Filosofía
    Audition: Violin Basic, or Violin Intermediate, or Violin Comprehensive, or Viola Basic, or Viola Intermediate, or Viola Comprehensive.

Auditions for Unit 1 Courses

  • Deadline: All audition materials must be submitted 10 days prior to course start*
    *A discounted Audition Fee applies if audition is submitted 8-weeks or more before the course start date. If submitted within 8-weeks of the course start date, the regular audition fee will apply.
  • For more information on Suzuki Association of the Americas teacher training please go to the SAA Teacher Development Program Guide or the SAA website .

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Violin Unit 2
Instructor: Joanne Melvin

  • Saturday July 14 – registration – 8:30-9:00 AM
    Classes
    Saturday July 14 – Wednesday July 18

Prerequisite course:  Violin Unit 1

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Violin Unit 3
Instructor: Joanne Melvin

  • Wednesday July 18 – registration – 8:30-9:00 AM
    Classes
    Wednesday July 18 – Sunday July 22

Prerequisite course:  Violin Unit 2

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Violin Unit 6

Instructor: Paule Barsalou

  • Sunday July 15 – registration
    Classes
    Monday July 16 – Friday July 20

Prerequisite course:  Violin Unit 3

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Cello Unit 1

Instructor: Susan Gagnon

  • Friday July 13 – registration 6:00-7:00
    Classes
    Friday July 13 – Saturday July 21

Prerequisite course: Every Child Can!, or Filosofía
Audition: Violin Basic, or Violin Intermediate, or Violin Comprehensive, or Viola Basic, or Viola Intermediate, or Viola Comprehensive.

Auditions for Unit 1 Courses

  • Deadline: All audition materials must be submitted 10 days prior to course start*
    *A discounted Audition Fee applies if audition is submitted 8-weeks or more before the course start date. If submitted within 8-weeks of the course start date, the regular audition fee will apply.
  • For more information on Suzuki Association of the Americas teacher training please go to the SAA Teacher Development Program Guide or the SAA website .

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Cello Unit 3
Instructor: David Evenchick

  • Saturday July 14 – registration 8:30-9:00
    Classes
    Saturday July 14 – Wednesday July 18
    Prerequisite course: Cello Unit 2
    Audition: Cello Basic

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Cello Practicum

Instructor: David Evenchick

Wednesday July 18 – registration 8:30-9:00

Classes

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 Suzuki Early Childhood Education Prenatal and Early Years, Stage 2

Instructor: Wan Tsai Chen

  • Monday July 16 – registration 8:00-8:30
    Classes
    Monday July 16 to Friday July 20 – 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
    Prerequisite course: Every Child Can!, or Filosofía
    For more information on Suzuki Early Childhood Education please see the SAA website .

There is a $30 materials fee for this course.  Please plan to pay this fee by cash or cheque payable to STE when you arrive at ASSI to pick up your registration package.

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