ASSI 2016 is offering 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

Saturday July 16 – 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: Joanne Melvin

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.

Sunday July 17 – registration – 8:30-9:00 AM
Classes
– Sunday July 17 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
– Monday through Friday classes and observations 9:00-5:00
– Saturday July 23 – 10:00-4:00
– Sunday July 24 – 9:00-noon
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 Practicum
Instructor: Elayne Ras

Sunday July 17 – registration
Classes
– Monday July 18 – Friday July 22
– Monday through Friday classes and observations 9:00-5:00
Prerequisite course: Viola Unit 1, or Violin Unit 1
find out more about the violin practicum course here!

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Cello Unit 2
Instructor: David Evenchick

Sunday July 17 – registration
Classes
– Monday July 18 – Friday July 22
– Monday through Friday classes and observations 9:00-5:00
Prerequisite course: Cello Unit 1
Audition: Cello Basic, or Cello Intermediate, or Cello Comprehensive.

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Cello Unit 9-10

Instructor: Susan Gagnon

Sunday July 17 – registration
Classes
– Monday July 18 – Friday July 22
– Monday through Friday classes and observations 9:00-5:00
Prerequisite course: Cello Unit 3
Audition: Cello Comprehensive.

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Suzuki Early Childhood Education Prenatal and Early Years, Stage 1

Instructor: Wan Tsai Chen

Monday July 18 – registration 8:00-8:30
Classes
– Monday July 18 to Friday July 22 – 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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