Teacher Development Courses at ASSI 2022

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 2022 offers a wide range of Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA) Teacher Development courses in violin, viola, guitar, cello, bass and Suzuki Early Childhood Education.

Some Teacher Training Courses at ASSI 2022 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

Sunday July 24 to Sunday July 31, 2022

Class times: TBA

Prerequisites:

Every Child Can!

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.

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.

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*All audition materials must be submitted by July 10th, 2022.

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Violin Unit 4

Instructor: Janet (Libby) Armour

Sunday July 27 to Sunday July 31, 2022

Class times: TBA

Prerequisites: Violin Unit 1, 2, 3 or Viola Unit 3 and Every Child Can!

The Unit 4 teacher training course includes 15 hours of class time and 8 hours of guided observation.

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*All audition materials must be submitted by July 10th, 2022.

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Cello Unit 5

Instructor: Trina Carey Hodgson

Saturday July 23 to Wednesday July 27, 2022

Class times: TBA

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

The Unit 5 teacher training course includes 15 hours of class time and 8 hours of guided observation. This course will be online.

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*All audition materials must be submitted by July 9th, 2022.

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Cello Unit 9-10

Instructor: Trina Carey Hodgson

Saturday July 23 to Wednesday July 27, 2022

Class times: TBA

Prerequisites: Cello Unit 3 and Every Child Can!

The Unit 10 teacher training course includes 15 hours of class time and 8 hours of guided observation. This course will be online.

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*All audition materials must be submitted by July 11th, 2022.

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Every Child Can!

Instructor: Janet (Libby) Armour

Wednesday July 20 to Thursday July 21, 2022

Class times: TBA

Prerequisites:

Every Child Can! an 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.

 

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Teaching Strategies – Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass, and Guitar

Instructor: Trina Carey Hodgson

Friday July 29 to Tuesday August 2, 2022

Class times: TBA

Prerequisites:

Units 1, 2 and Every Child Can!

This course consists of 10 hours of Group Class Techniques over 5 days (2 hours of class each day). Teachers will learn about different group class teaching strategies. This enrichment course is open to all string teachers who have registered Every Child Can! and Unit 1. Participants must be active members of the SAA and will have the option to register the course upon completion.

The focus will be on items central to Suzuki teaching including:

  • Including the parent.
  • Addressing basic posture issues.
  • Giving specific praise.
  • Using positive language when making corrections or observations.
  • Talking less, demonstrating more.
  • Breaking a concept down.
  • Using repetition in a lesson.
  • Using review in a lesson.
  • Moving on only when a step is mastered.
  • Working on tone.
  • Giving succinct assignment to student and parent.

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Suzuki Early Childhood Education: Prenatal Through Baby/Toddler Years, Stage 1

Instructors: Wan Tsai Chen

Saturday July 23 to Wednesday July 27, 2022

Stage 1

Stage one emphasizes the development of a child from birth through age three.

  • Discussion of the 7 SECE concepts and their importance in the weekly SECE classes.
  • The importance of the Suzuki approach to early education.
  • The prenatal and post-natal learning environment
  • The baby/toddler class curriculum
  • The equipment used in class
  • The team teaching approach
  • The sequence of the Baby/toddler class curriculum
  • Teaching strategies
  • Musical integrity
  • A brief introduction to prenatal music stimulation

Daily class assignments are given each teacher participant. Each participant will have an opportunity to lead an activity or assist in the daily baby/toddler class during the training week. (Practice of team teaching)

A brief consultation will be scheduled for each teacher participant during the training period.

Upon completion of Stage 1 training, teacher participants are encouraged to gain experience teaching a SECE class before pursuing Stage 2 training.

A period of 9 – 12 months is required before taking the next consecutive stage of training.

Prerequisites:

-Completion and registration of Every Child Can or Filosofia.

-SAA membership by the time of course start Join the SAA.

-SECE candidates must be able to sing in tune, keep a steady beat and
must have studied the songs and rhymes of the original English language
version of the SECE curriculum. Candidates must be prepared to perform
the songs and rhymes during the SECE training and lead activities in the
SECE demonstration classes.

Schedule:

9:00-12:30
(SECE demonstration class 10:30-11:30)

2:00-4:30

The participants will need to purchase the SECE Cd/booklet before the course. The tunes can be purchased from iTunes, however iTunes doesn’t
have printed lyrics.  The goal is to be be familiar with these
nursery rhymes before the course.

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