Southwestern Ontario Suzuki Institute Inc.

Student Institute Aug. 9–14 | Teacher Development Aug. 8–16, 2020 | Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON

Teacher Development in Piano

Piano Unit 3

Sunday Aug. 9 to Friday Aug. 14, 2020
with Nena LaMarre (ON)
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Discussion of teaching points and development of technique and musicianship through Book 3 Suzuki Piano School.
  • Minimum age of 17 and a High School diploma
  • SAA active membership
  • Every Child Can! course
  • Video audition accepted by SAA
  • Units 1, 2 and 3 must be taken and registered in order
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.

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. It is recommended that participants bring an audio recorder and a notebook to all sessions. 100% attendance is required for registering the course.

Hours: 15 hours of class time. 8 hours of observation.

Registration: Sunday August 9 at 8 am. Orientation meeting begins at 8:45 am. Course or observations begin at 9 am on Sunday and continues to Friday at 4 pm.

Cost: $485 CDN

For complete information about Teacher Development requirements (including video auditions), visit the SAA Web Site
All Teacher Development courses are subject to cancellation should there be insufficient registration. If you need to book air or rail transportation to and from SOSI, please first confirm with our Administrator that the course is running and there is room in the course for you. Under no circumstances are we responsible for your travel or other expenses if it turns out that a course needs to be cancelled for any reason.
NOTE ABOUT PRICES: We try our best to be accurate, but typos sometimes happen. If there is confusion over pricing, our administrator has the final word. USD pricing will vary with the exchange rate. You can confirm the USD pricing at the time of your payment.
Note: faculty subject to change.
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