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

SPECIAL OFFERING…

Violin Unit 2 with Teaching Strategies

Sunday Aug. 7 to Friday Aug. 12, 2022 CANCELLED
ONLINE TEACHING STRATEGIES Karen-Michele Kimmett (ON)

IN PERSON UNIT 2 & TEACHING STRATEGIES Paule Barsalou (ON)
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Based on the successful Teaching Strategies”offered in conjunction with every unit in Latin American Suzuki teacher courses, Violin Unit 2 with Strategies is both a Book 2 level teacher development course AND a pedagogy masterclass. As an integrated course, Violin Unit 2 with Strategies offers participants an unparalleled opportunity to deepen their understanding of Book 2 teaching as they examine and grow their own teaching skills.
Based on the successful Teaching Strategies offered in conjunction with every unit in Latin American Suzuki teacher courses, Violin Unit 2 with Strategies is both a Book 2 level teacher development course AND a pedagogy masterclass. As an integrated course, Violin Unit 2 with Strategies offers participants an unparalleled opportunity to deepen their understanding of Book 2 teaching as they examine and grow their own teaching skills.

Comprising 25 hours of online class time plus 8 hours of online observation, Violin Unit 2 with Teaching Strategies covers topics relevant to Book 2 Suzuki teaching:
  • Relationships within the “Suzuki Triangle” and the Suzuki studio/program
  • Importance of listening and review as essential components of Suzuki education
  • Book 1 skills necessary for success in Book 2
  • Book 2 skills, both as continued development of skills learned in Book 1, and as new skills introduced in Book 2.
  • Book 1 & 2 skills necessary for success in Book 3 and beyond

The “Teaching Strategies” component offers participants an invaluable opportunity to receive personal feedback on their own teaching from an experienced SAA-registered teacher trainer, through excerpts of prerecorded lessons from their home studios, and in online teaching situations provided “live” online. Participants should be prepared to show in class two or more prerecorded excerpts of lessons or group classes they have taught.
Prerequisites: Completion of Every Child Can! and Unit 1 (or Unit 1A and 1B) as a Participant; Current SAA active membership.

Required Course Preparation:
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.

Hours: 25 hours of online class time plus 8 hours of online observation.
Classes on Sunday are 9 am–12 pm, then 1–3 pm; Monday–Friday classes/observations are between 8:30 am and 4 pm.
Teaching Strategies has 10 hours of class time.

Registration: For in-person Unit 2, Monday Aug. 8 at 8 am, Rm. 208, Bricker Academic Bldg.
For Teaching Strategies online with Karen Kimmett, you will be sent a link and the course will begin Monday morning, Aug. 8.

Cost: $495 CDN for Unit 2 and $330 CDN for Teaching Strategies

For complete information about Teacher Development requirements, visit the SAA Web Site suzukiassociation.org.
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.