Southwestern Ontario Suzuki Institute Inc.

Student Institute Aug. 11–16 | Teacher Development Aug. 10–18, 2024 | In Person at WLU & Online

Teacher Development in Violin & Viola

Violin Unit 6

Wednesday Aug. 16 to Sunday Aug. 20, 2023
Discussion of teaching points and development of technique and musicianship through Book 6 Suzuki Violin School.

Violin unit 6 can be taken online or in person.
  • SAA active membership
  • Every Child Can! course
  • Units 1, 2 and 3 must be taken and registered in order
  • Successful Intermediate or Comprehensive audition (see SAA website for details)

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.

Hours: 15 hours of class time. 8 hours of observation.
Classes or observations are Wednesday (hours tba); Thursday/Friday 8:30 am–4 pm; Saturday Aug. 19: 9 am–12 noon, 1-4; Sunday Aug. 20, 9 am–12 pm, 1–4 pm.

Registration: Registration Wednesday Aug. 16 at 8 am, Bricker Academic Bldg.; A link will be emailed to you if you are participating online.

Cost: $525 CDN

A discounted Audition Fee applies if audition is submitted before June 14. If submitted within eight weeks of the course start date, the regular audition fee will apply. Go to for more information on how to audition.

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