Southwestern Ontario Suzuki Institute Inc.

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

Teacher Development in Violin & Viola

Violin Unit 1
Sunday August 12 to Sunday August 19, 2018
with Margot Jewell (ON)
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Discussions and lessons on starting beginner students, establishing a Suzuki studio, and Book 1 Suzuki Violin School (also appropriate for viola).

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Violin Unit 2
Sunday August 12 to Friday August 17, 2018
with Joanne Melvin (AB)
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Discussion of teaching points and development of technique and musicianship through Book 2 Suzuki Violin School (also appropriate for viola).

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Violin Unit 3
Sunday August 12 to Friday August 17, 2018
with Paule Barsalou (ON)
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Discussion of teaching points and development of technique and musicianship through Book 3 Suzuki Violin School (also appropriate for viola).

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Violin Unit 6
Sunday August 12 to Friday August 17, 2018
with Karen-Michéle Kimmett (ON)
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Discussion of teaching points and development of technique and musicianship through Book 6 Suzuki Violin School.

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Revisiting Book 1 Violin with Viola in Mind
Sunday August 12 to Friday August 17, 2018
with Julia Hardie (TX)
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The Revisiting Book 1 course is designed for violin and viola teachers who have registered a minimum of Unit 1 and have at least one year of Suzuki teaching experience. It aims to strengthen and update one’s teaching by approaching the repertoire and its concepts from a fresh perspective.
Julia Hardie will offer special insights for viola teachers.

Discussions cover the foundation of Book 1, including application of the Suzuki philosophy, teaching points, layering of skills, addressing challenges of the beginning student, and more.

The format of the course includes lecture, small group discussion, student observation, possible role-playing, and playing demonstration of the teaching points and concepts. Participants will receive an online questionnaire from the SAA, to be completed prior to the start of the course.

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Beyond the Suzuki Repertoire
Saturday August 18 to Sunday August 19, 2018
with Brian Lewis (TX)
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A 10-hour enrichment course focusing on developing tone, techniques and musicality beyond the Suzuki books.

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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.