Southwestern Ontario Suzuki Institute Inc.

Student Institute Aug. 13–18 | Teacher Development Aug. 12–20, 2023 | In Person at WLU & Online

Teacher Development in Cello & Bass

Revisiting Cello Book 1

Sunday Aug. 13 to Friday Aug. 18, 2023
IN PERSON Sally Gross (IL)
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This course is custom designed around the needs and wants of the participants. Discussion can include things such as helping parents work with their children, fostering child-based evaluation, pre-Twinkle setup and tricks, and Book 1 technique tricks. It is ideal for the teacher who wants new ideas to add to their toolbox, has been away from teaching for a while and needs a refresher or perhaps had Unit 1 online and now wants an in-person approach.
The Revisiting Unit 1 course is designed for teachers who have registered a minimum of 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. The format of the course includes lectures, small group discussions, student observation, possible role-playing, and playing demonstration of the teaching points and concepts. Participants will receive an online questionnaire from the SAA to be completed prior to the start of the course.
Suzuki teachers who have completed/registered ECC! and Unit 1 (or 1A and 1B) Cello and have taught at least one year are eligible to take the course.

Hours: 15 hours of class time; 3 hours of observations

Registration: Sunday Aug. 13, 8:30 am, Rm. 208, Bricker Academic Bldg.; Class on Sunday from 9 am–12 pm, 1-3 pm; then 2 hours per day from August 14–18.

Cost: $525 CDN

For complete information about Teacher Development requirements (including video auditions), visit the SAA Web Site
If your instructor has prepared additional materials for the course, they will be posted online for you.
NOTE: All information, classes, faculty, etc. are subject to change depending on enrolment.

SOSI takes no responsibility for technical or connectivity issues that may arise during classes.

All Teacher Development courses are subject to cancellation should there be insufficient registration.

f you need to book air or rail transportation to and from SOSI, please first confirm with our Administrator that the course is running and there is room in the course for you.

Under no circumstances are we responsible for your travel or other expenses if it turns out that a course needs to be cancelled for any reason.