Southwestern Ontario Suzuki Institute Inc.

Student Institute Aug. 7–12 | Teacher Development Aug. 6–14, 2022 | In Person at WLU & Online

Teacher Development in Violin & Viola

Viola Unit 1

Sunday Aug. 7 to Sunday Aug. 14, 2022
IN PERSON & ONLINE April Losey (CA)
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Discussion of teaching points and development of technique and musicianship through Book 1 Suzuki VIOLA School (also appropriate for violin)
Prerequisites:
  • SAA active membership
  • Every Child Can! course
  • Approved Basic, Intermediate or Comprehensive video audition through the SAA
A discounted Audition Fee applies if audition is submitted before June 14. If submitted within 8 weeks of the course start date, the regular audition fee will apply. Go to www.suzukiassociation.org/teachers/guides/audition for more information on how to audition.

Please note these deadlines:
Until June 17, you may submit your audition to the SAA at a discounted rate. Auditions submitted early have the advantage of an optional retry (with fees) within the stated deadlines if your initial audition was not accepted.

From June 18 to August 2, you may submit your audition at the regular rate. Since it may take two weeks for approval, we suggest you submit your audition no later than July 29.

No auditions or course registration in Unit 1 as a Participant will be accepted after August 2.

Avoid disappointment!
Because there is limited enrolment in this popular course, we suggest you register online for it early even if you have not yet submitted your audition to the SAA, or it is not yet approved.
Required Course Preparation:
All teacher training participants are asked to prepare and memorize the repertoire to be studied to the point of fluent performance. Additionally, participants should be conversant with the ideas presented in Dr. Suzuki's book Nurtured by Love.

All participants will be performing Suzuki repertoire and other materials in class. Please have your instrument available during the classes. It is recommended that participants take notes during all sessions. Recording the Zoom classes will be at the discretion of the trainer. 100% attendance is required for registering the course. If your instructor has prepared additional materials for the course, they will be made available online or emailed to you.

You will also receive a letter from the SAA outlining the preparation requirements and basic course components. If your instructor has prepared additional materials for the course, they will be posted online for you.

Hours: 28 hours of class time. 15 hours of observation.

Registration: Sunday Aug. 7, 12:30 pm, Rm. 208, Bricker Academic Bldg.; Link for online course registration will be emailed to you

Cost: $765 CDN

For complete information about Teacher Development requirements (including video auditions), visit the SAA Web Site suzukiassociation.org.
NOTE: All information, classes, faculty, etc. are subject to change depending on enrolment.

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.