Blog | Jul 29

Learning, adjusting, practicing, and adapting

Avi R. Friedlander and Charles Krigbaum will be distinguished guests at the upcoming Suzuki Teacher Training Workshops, October 10-12, 2020!

At Gifted Music School, we believe that ongoing teacher training is an essential component of being a great teacher.  

Deborah Moench, a founding board member of Gifted Music School and renowned Suzuki violin pedagogue, believes that continual improvement is a basic quality of a teacher. Being an effective teacher is a process of learning, adjusting, practicing, and adapting. Every student is unique and presents unique challenges. As a core facet to our Deborah Moench Suzuki Teacher Training Program, we invite master teachers to lecture, host practicums, and give demonstrations. 

We are pleased to announce Avi R. Friedlander and Charles Krigbaum as our guests at the upcoming Suzuki Teacher Training Workshop to be held in West Valley City, Utah from October 10-12!

Registration is open to all, in-state or out-of-state! Please register here.

Avi R. Friendlander's "Revisiting Cello Book 1" course will be made up of discussions covering Book 1, including application of the Suzuki philosophy, teaching points, layering of skills, addressing challenges of the beginning student, and more. Format of the course includes lecture, small group discussion, student observation, possible role-playing, and playing demonstration of the teaching points and concepts. 

Charles Krigbaum's viola/violin course, "Always with Excellence: Developming Technique, Musicianship, and Character from PreTwinkle to Mozart" is a 15-hour enrichment course that will explore the technical and musical content developed in the Suzuki Violin School, enhance the teacher's vision for excellence at every stage, and will explore the principles of effective studio teaching that connect every phase of a student's journey, from the Twinkle Variations to a Mozart Concerto.

We are anticipating these upcoming workshops with enthusiasm, and look forward to growing into more excellent teachers together.