Teacher Training

Suzuki Association of the Americas
Official Teacher Training Courses in Violin

Get your registered training before you leave school so you can be prepared to open or join an existing Suzuki violin studio. Officially registered training is available with the Suzuki Association of the Americas. Taught by trainer Dr. Timothy Durbin

Available Courses

Each Fall
1. Every Child Can Introductory Philosophy Course
Beginning of each Fall Semester
One Day, Six-Hour Course

2. Book One Violin Training Course
Meets once per week for 3 hours

3. Books 5-7 Violin Training Course
Meets once per week for 3 hours

Each Spring
4. Books 2-4 Violin Training Course
Meets once per week for 3 hours

5. Books 8-10 Violin Training Course
Meets once per week for 3 hours

As Needed Basis
6. Suzuki Practicum Class
Meets once per week for 1 hour

Contact Dr. Timothy Durbin for more info and requirements:
Email
(859) 312-1616
Room 336 Music Building

Here is the information on Suzuki classes offered at the UofL this year for teachers interested in taking training in the Suzuki method.

FALL SEMESTER 2014
Suzuki book one class is on Monday’s from 9:00am to 12:00pm, beginning on Monday, August 25th.
Suzuki book 5-7 class is on Tuesday’s from 9:00am to 12:00pm, beginning on Tuesday, August 26th.
Suzuki Practicum course is available TBA. Contact me if you are interested in this course.

SPRING SEMESTER 2015
Suzuki book 2-4 class is on Monday’s from 9:00am to 12:00pm, beginning on Monday, January 12th, 2014

Suzuki book 8-10 is on Tuesday’s from 9:00am to 12:00pm, beginning on Monday, January 13th, 2014

STEPS TO TAKE TO JOIN THE CLASS AND REGISTER YOUR TRAINING WITH THE SUZUKI ASSOCIATION OF THE AMERICAS

1. You should join the SAA. Go to www.suzukiassociation.org for details on how to join. You must be a member of the SAA to register your training.

2. Take the ECC course on August 23rd from 9:30am to 6:00pm. This is a required pre-requisite course to register any further book training. Contact me to register by THE END OF JULY or as soon as possible.

3. Register for the Book One class or the book 5-7. Penny Brody in the music office handles the registration process. You may take it for college credit or register through the Community Music Program. Contact Penny Brody for all financial information about the class. All classes meet according to the university semester schedule. Her info is:
Penny Brodie
Program Assistant Sr.
School of Music
Ph: 502-852-6908
Email

4. Prepare an audition DVD for the SAA for the book 4 level, the book 7 level or the book 10 level and submit that to the SAA. Which tape you submit qualifies you to take classes through that book level. Information on audition tapes, etc. can be found on the SAA website. Contact me with any questions. I can help you make and submit the tapes.

 

 

DETAILED INFORMATION ABOUT THE "EVERY CHILD CAN (ECC)" COURSE

What: Suzuki Association's "Every Child Can" one day introductory course

Where: University of Louisville, Music Building, Room 125

When: Saturday, August 23rd, 2014, 9:00am-6:00pm

Cost: $50 per person, includes all materials

Who: Timothy Durbin, Suzuki teacher trainer and director of the Suzuki String Program at the University of Louisville will be the presenter. He has over 30 years experience teaching the Suzuki method and an international reputation as a Suzuki clinician in great demand throughout the world.

How: register by the end of JULY by contacting me by email, letting me know you will be attending. You may also call me at 859 312-1616.

You will be registered for the course upon receipt of payment by cash, check made out to the University of Louisville, or credit card. Contact Penny Brody in the music office to officially register and pay.

This would be wonderful parent education for new parents (adults, not children) in our program or any parent who wants to know more about the Suzuki method. It is also a good introductory course for educators whose specialty is in other fields.

Every Child Can! is a one day introductory course on the Suzuki philosophy and its application to education. For parents, teachers, prospective teachers and others, this course provides an inspiring, in-depth look at the Suzuki approach to teaching and learning. For teachers, ECC serves as the first course in the Suzuki Association of the Americas Teacher Development Program.

In addition to exploring the elements of the Suzuki approach and its far-reaching goals, it includes an introduction to learning styles, history of the development of Suzuki education, the role of parents, the importance of Suzuki pedagogical training, and an overview of the SAA’s role in supporting teachers and parents. A fast-paced, engaging and inspiring program, ECC includes video materials and SAA-developed courseware, and provides each participant with useful reference materials (manuals) for later study. For teachers, ECC serves as the first course in the Suzuki Association of the Americas’ Teacher Development Program.

If you are interested Please let me know by return email that you would like to attend. I can be contacted by email or phone at 859 312-1616. Then contact Penny Brodie to register and pay for the course. Her contact info is:

Penny Brodie
Program Assistant Sr.
School of Music
Ph: 502-852-6908
Email