The Teacher Development course at ISM 2022 will be offered in Hyflex fashion. The same class will host in-person and online participants at the same time.
Jul 15 – 16, 2022 Every Child Can! Paule Barsalou
Jul 17 – 24, 2022 Cello Unit 1 David Evenchick
Jul 17 – 22, 2022 Cello Unit 2 Susan Gagnon
Jul 17 – 24, 2022 Piano Unit 1 Gail Lange
Jul 17 – 24, 2022 Violin Unit 1 Paule Barsalou
Jul 17 – 22, 2022 Violin Unit 2 Karen Kimmett
Jul 23 – 24, 2022 * Cello Teaching Strategies Susan Gagnon CANCELLED
Jul 23 – 24, 2022 * Violin Teaching Strategies Karen Kimmett CANCELLED
* Institut Suzuki Montréal is featuring the new SAA Teaching Strategies course for both violin and cello this year! Based upon the long-term success of Latin America’s “Teaching Strategies” course, the two day session answers the need for Suzuki teachers to gain practical teaching skills at earlier levels. The 10 hour course includes hands-on practicum-like activities and guided practice-teaching in a “pedagogy master-class” setting. "Teaching Strategies" can be taken in conjunction with another Teacher Development couse or on its own.
There is no registration fee for the ECC course.
Registration fee is $80 for teacher development courses.
If doing more than one unit, pay registration fee only once.
Please register early. Teacher Development Courses will be cancelled if enrolment is insufficient. Please wait for confirmation that the course you are registered for will take place before purchasing your airline ticket.
Teacher Training classes are offered in English, in a blinigual context. Efforts will be made to accomodate unilingual Francophone participants.
These courses are part of a comprehensive teacher training program coordinated by the Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA). They are effective in helping the novice teacher get started and provide on-going professional development to the established teacher.
A minimum age of 17 and a high school diploma are requirements for entering the Teacher Development Program.
There are two categories of enrolment: Participant and Auditor.
Participants must submit to the SAA a good quality recording of their performance of required pieces from the Suzuki Method repertoire. The audition can be submitted online (any video format will work) or by mail on DVD. Audition deadline is 1 month before course start date. Late submission fees are due after this date. Processing time varies from 2- 4 weeks in most cases - auditions submitted online have a much quicker turn around time. Results from late submissions may not be available by start of course. When a course is taken and completed, it will be registered with the SAA.
Auditors are not required to submit a DVD to the SAA and do not have the option of registering the unit. The SAA strongly encourages Participant status.
Observers are welcome to attend all institute activities except the Teacher Training Courses. Please check Observation section for fees and conditions.
Important information concerning Teacher Training courses:
Please consult the SAA web-site for more information on Teacher Training. www.suzukiassociation.org
Instructions concerning auditions can be found in the Teacher Training section of the SAA website.
You may call the SAA toll free at 1-888-378-9854 for more details.
SAA Audition application forms with instructions can be downloaded at the Teacher Training section of the SAA website. You may call the SAA toll free 1-888-378-9854 for this form.
Prerequisite to training
Every Child Can!® (ECC) is a prerequisite for Participants and Auditors prior to taking Book 1. Participants in the Every Child Can course do not have to be members of the SAA and do not have to submit an audition to the SAA. Participants and Auditors must be members of the SAA for Book 1 and beyond.
Books 1, 2 and 3 must be taken in order.
Required Course Preparation
All workshop participants are asked to prepare the repertoire to be studied to the point of fluent performance. Memorization is not required but is recommended. Additionally, participants should be conversant with the ideas presented in Dr. Suzuki’s Nurtured by Love. All participants will perform in class. Strings are expected to provide their own instruments and a portable music stand. It is recommended that participants bring a recording device and a notebook to all sessions. 100% attendance is required in order to register the course.
COST (Registration not included.)
ECC : $225 CAN / $180 USD
Violin/Cello/Piano - Volume 1: $825 CAN / $660 USD
Violin/Cello - Volume 2: $525 CAN / $420 USD
Violin/Cello - Stratégies d'enseignement: $330 CAN / $265 USD CANCELLED
"If a musician wants to become a finer artist, he must first become a finer person."
- Shinichi Suzuki -
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