Teacher Development Courses at ASSI 2024

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 2024 offers a wide range of Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA) Teacher Development courses in violin, viola, cello, bass and Suzuki Early Childhood Education.

Some Teacher Training Courses at ASSI 2024 will be delivered online. All prices are in CDN$ and all times are in Mountain Daylight Time.

Find out more about SAA teacher development here!

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

Violin Unit 1

Instructor: Janet (Libby) Armour

Wednesday July 24 to Wednesday July 31, 2024

Class times: 9:30am-1:30pm

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.

This course will be online.

Prerequisites:

Every Child Can! (To learn more, read about the ECC! course and its guidelines)

and

Completed SAA teacher training video audition for the basic, intermediate or comprehensive levels. Please see https://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.

*All audition materials must be submitted by July 10th, 2024.

Audition guidelines and submissions here

Please see Course Preparation and Requirements

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Cello Unit 1

Instructor: Susan Gagnon

Sunday July 21 to Monday July 29, 2024

Sunday, July 21st: 3:00 – 6:00 EST (1:00 – 4:00 Central time)
Monday, July 22nd: 12:30 – 2:30 and 3:00 – 5:00 EST (10:30 – 12:30 and 1:00 – 3:00 Central time)
Tuesday, July 23rd: 12:30 – 2:30 and 3:00 – 5:00 EST (10:30 – 12:30 and 1:00 – 3:00 Central time)
Wednesday, July 24th: 12:00 – 2:00 and 2:30 – 3:30 EST (10:00 – 12:00 and 12:30 – 1:30 Central time)
Thursday, July 25th: 1:00 – 2:30 and 3:00 – 4:30 EST (11:00 – 12:30 and 1:00 – 2:30 Central time)
Friday, July 26th: 1:00 – 2:30 and 3:00 – 4:30 EST (11:00 – 12:30 and 1:00 – 2:30 Central time)
Saturday, July 27th: 2:30 – 5:30 EST (12:30 – 3:30 Central time)
Sunday, July 28th: 2:30 – 5:30 EST (12:30 – 3:30 Central time)
Monday, July 29th: 10:30 – 11:30 EST Consultations* (8:30 – 9:30 Central time) and 11:30 – 1:30 EST (9:30 – 11:30 Central time)
*Each student will have a one-on-one 15 minute consultation
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.

This course will be online.

Prerequisites:

Every Child Can! (To learn more, read about the ECC! course and its guidelines)

and

Completed SAA teacher training video audition for the basic, intermediate or comprehensive levels. Please see https://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.

*All audition materials must be submitted by July 7th, 2024.

Audition guidelines and submissions here

Please see Course Preparation and Requirements

Register Now!

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Every Child Can!

Instructor: Janet (Libby) Armour

Friday July 19 to Saturday July 20, 2024

Class times: 9am – 11:30 am -LUNCH BREAK- 12:30pm-2:30pm Mountain Time

This course will be online.

Prerequisites:

High school graduation completed and the age of 18 are required. There are no instrument proficiency requirements. (No audition is required.) There will be no auditor status for this course.

Please see Course Preparation and Requirements

Register Now!

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