Suzuki Cello Teacher Training Workshop

"Revisiting Cello Book I"

The Revisiting Unit 1 course is designed for teachers who have registered a minimum of Cello Unit 1 and have at least one year of Suzuki teaching experience. It aims to strengthen and update one’s teaching by approaching the repertoire and its concepts from a fresh perspective. Discussions cover the foundation of 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. 

Course Content includes, but is not limited to, the following • Teaching points of the repertoire based on each instrument’s syllabus • Topics selected from individual instrument’s syllabus • Pre-Twinkle lessons • Group lessons • Suzuki Philosophy/ECC! concepts • Parent Education: orienting the parent of the Book One student from the beginning of the student’s study • Concept of focused or one-point teaching segment • Instrument-specific topics


Course Details

Instructor: Avi R. Friedlander​
Cost: $350/participant (limited spaces available)
Meets: October 8-10, 2020 (schedule below)
Duration: 15 hours of instruction; 3 hours of observation (18 hours total)
Participants: Teachers
Prerequisites: ECC, Suzuki Cello Book 1 training, minimum one year of private teaching experience, current SAA membership required
Location: American Preparatory Academy in West Valley (3636 West 3100 South)
Deadline to Register: N/A—register today!


Workshop Schedule

Thursday, October 8 5:00 — 9:00 pm
Friday, October 9 12:00 – 6:30 pm
Saturday, October 10 8:30 am – 5:00 pm (1 hour lunch break)

18 hours total, Cello & Violin/Viola workshops will be running simultaneously. 3 hours of required observations will be included in the schedule above. Those who attend all 15 hours of the workshop and complete required observations will be eligible to register the course for credit with the Suzuki Association of the Americas.


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