Teacher Development Course

Every Child Can!  (not offered 2022)


Violin Unit 1  (not offered 2022)


Short-Term Teacher Workshops

To help train successful Suzuki teachers, the Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA) has set up short term teacher development courses. Teachers interested in studying the Suzuki philosophy, pedagogy and other aspects of the method enroll in courses corresponding to each book.

This teacher development course is approved by and follows the format of the SAA Teacher Development Program. Registration for this Teacher Development Course is in either one of two categories: Participant or Auditor.

The short-term Teacher Training Courses are presented in accordance with SAA guidelines.

Information regarding the Teacher Development Program is available from the SAA.

Pre-Course Preparation for Teachers

It is recommended that in addition to being prepared for the repertoire, the teacher participant should be conversant with the ideas presented in Suzuki’s book Nurtured by Love.

All participants will be performing in class. All participants are expected to bring their own instruments. It is also recommended that participants bring a tape recorder and a notebook to all sessions. Attendance is required 100% of class time in order to register a course with the Suzuki Association of the Americas.

Auditors need to register in a timely fashion so a space may be reserved in the class. Auditor status is appropriate when a teacher is unable to meet the course’s attendance, observation, or audition requirements. The auditor may play in class only with the permission of the instructor and may not register the course with the Suzuki Association of the Americas. Auditors may observe in a registered teacher training class, as well as student activities, concerts, and performances. The tuition fee is the same for both participants and auditors.