Southwestern Ontario Suzuki Institute Inc.

Student Institute Aug. 12–17 | Teacher Development Aug. 11–19, 2018 | Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON

Teacher Development in Piano

Piano Unit 1

Sunday Aug. 12 to Sunday Aug. 19, 2018
with Gail Lange (ON)
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Discussions and lessons on starting beginner students, establishing a Suzuki studio, and Book 1 Suzuki Piano School.
Prerequisites: Minimum age 17; High school diploma; Completion of Every Child Can!; Current SAA active membership; Approved video audition through the SAA. Go to

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

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 to print. If you do not have access to a printer, when you register please request that our office print it for you. The cost will be added to your invoice.

Hours: 28 hours of class time. 15 hours of observation.

Registration: Sunday August 12 at 8 am. Orientation meeting starts at 8:30 am. Course starts at 9 am on Sunday and ends the following Sunday at 4 pm.

Cost: $670 CDN

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