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 1

Sunday Aug. 11 to Sunday Aug. 18, 2024
HYBRID Margot Jewell (ON)
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Discussion of teaching points and development of technique and musicianship through Book 1 of the Suzuki Violin School.

Violin unit 1 can be taken online or in person. This unit is also appropriate for VIOLA.
  • SAA active membership
  • Completion of Every Child Can!
  • 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 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. Course starts in the afternoon of Sunday Aug. 11.

Registration: Sunday Aug. 11 at 12:30 pm for In-Person. For those online, a link will be emailed to you.

Cost: $800 CDN

For complete information about Teacher Development requirements (including video auditions), visit the SAA website
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.