Suzuki teachers are committed to Dr. Suzuki’s belief that every child can learn.
Teacher trainers believe in the potential of adults—
that teachers can develop and improve their teaching skills.
The Suzuki teacher’s training and learning is never complete.
Teacher Training Courses
Unit 2 Violin
|June 24-28, 2013|
Unit 4 Violin
June 24-28, 2013
Unit 7 Violin
June 24-28, 2013
Allen Lieb, Jr.
Unit 2 Cello
June 24-28, 2013
Unit 4 Piano
June 24-28, 2013
Rae Kate Shen
Teacher Training Tuition
Sliding Scale Tuition
May 1 to
All Training Courses
February 1 - Online registration for teacher training open
March 15- ISA Scholarship Applications must be received by this day. ISA scholarships are only available for current ISA members.
April 1 - ISA Scholarships will be awarded and recipients notified. SAA scholarships are awarded independently.
April 15 - Registration deadline for scholarship recipients. If a recipient is not registered and paid in full by this date, their scholarship will be forfeited and given to another deserving applicant.
May 1- Early registration deadline. You must be registered and paid in full by 6pm MDT to receive the early registration prices.
May 1- Teacher Training courses are subject to minimum enrollment. If cancelled, a full refund will be issued and all fees waived. We will not refund or reimburse any personal travel or housing arrangements.
June 1 - Online registration ends. Any late registrations will be subject to an additional $35 late fee and will be accepted only if space is available. No refunds will be issued after this date.
Please remember, you are not enrolled in Institute until your Invoice has been PAID IN FULL.
Required Course Preparation
Full Information regarding Short Term Teacher Training with SAA approved summer institutes can be found at http://suzukiassociation.org/teachers/training
Participants must be at least 18 years old, or a be high school graduate or equivalent in order to register the class with SAA. Underage trainees may audit the class, but will have to retake it to register.
ECC is a prerequisite to Book 1 Teacher Training. ECC, Book 1, and Book 2 training must be completed sequentially.
All Teacher Workshop applicants are expected to prepare the book to be studied to a point of fluent performance. Memory is not required, but is strongly recommended. A minimum of 20 hours of listening to the Suzuki recording of the unit to be studied is required. All applicants should have studied Nurtured by Love by Dr. Suzuki.
Teacher Training classes are subject to cancellation at the discretion of our directors if the class does not receive minimum enrollment. Should cancellation be necessary, you will be notified by 5/1/2011 and a full refund will be issued. ISA cannot be responsible for any other expenses (i.e. travel) associated with cancellation.
Teachers may register as participants or auditors. To qualify as a participant in training courses rather than auditor, applicants must submit a videotape audition of specified repertoire to the SAA. Tapes must be submitted at least 8 weeks prior to the course start date, with the required fees and a completed application form. Please see see the SAA’s Audition Guide to access the downloadable video audition application form (with instructions); or call the SAA toll free (888) 378-9854 for this form.
SAA strongly urges teachers to enroll as full participants in training courses and to complete the registration process. Since courses are often taken in different locations, the SAA offers centralized record keeping services. Trainees who register can request verification of completed courses by contacting only one source. Auditors are not required to submit a tape, will not perform, may not ask extensive questions and will not receive SAA registration or credit. Fees are the same for both auditors and participants. Participants who wish to register with SAA must take the units in consecutive order. 100% attendance is required.
Lodging and Food
Meals will be available for purchase at the College of Idaho cafeteria. You can purchase meals online during registration. Lunch will be available for all students and families participating in Institute. The cost is $8 per lunch per person or $32.00 total for lunch Tuesday-Friday. Breakfast is available for $8 per breakfast or $32 total for breakfast Tuesday-Friday. Dinner is available for $10 per dinner or $30 total for dinner Tuesday-Thursday. An All Meal option is available for $94 total per person per week and includes breakfast and lunch Tuesday-Friday and dinner Tuesday-Thursday. ALL meal options should be ordered at time of registration. On campus dorm housing is available and should be purchased in advance. Visit our Lodging Page for details and to find the housing registration form (use the Housing Registration Form, which is separate from the Institute registration, to register for housing).
During Institute, Welch Music provides a store that has core materials of the Suzuki method and a variety of other music related educational items. If you have specific books or items you are looking for, please let them know before institute and they will do their best to make them available.
Institute will be held at College of Idaho, 2112 Cleveland Blvd., Caldwell, Idaho 83605
*Teacher Training classes are subject to cancellation if the class does not receive minimum enrollment. Should cancellation be necessary, you will be notified by 5/1/2011 and a full refund will be issued. ISA cannot be responsible for any other expenses (i.e. travel) associated with cancellation.