Teacher Curriculum

It is a hallmark of Suzuki Method that teachers continue to study the best way to teach children by attending workshops and other educational events. As in many cities around the world, a group of Louisville Suzuki Piano teachers meet for “Teacher Research” meetings throughout the year. The group is instrumental in making this Institute a success and the five-day event is one of our most valuable opportunities for growth throughout the year. We hope many teachers will join us!

Teachers are highly encouraged to attend the Institute with their students so that they can observe masterclasses and help apply the advice and practice techniques after the Institute. Though not strictly required, this teacher involvement greatly improves the students’ prospects for continued growth and development.

Teacher Lessons

Included in the full week Teacher Tuition is a lesson with one of the Institute’s piano faculty. You may request which faculty member on your application or one will be assigned to you. Lessons take place one hour during the day and teachers observe each other. The rest of the day, teachers are free to watch whichever piano masterclasses and enrichment classes most interest them.


Home teachers will set their own students’ bench and footrest for the Institute recital. You will also be responsible to assist them at a recital rehearsal. Teachers who are not able to be here are encouraged to make arrangements with another teacher to assume this role for them. If not, a teacher will be assigned to the student.

Lunch Plan and T-Shirts

Teachers have the option to purchase a lunch plan for $50 for the five days. You will be given a choice of lunches from providers such as Panera Bread Company and the lunches will be delivered to the School of Music each day. Teachers who enroll by June 14th will have their names will included on the back of the 2015 Institute t-shirt and may purchase one for $15.