Southwestern Ontario Suzuki Institute Inc.

Student Institute Aug. 11–16 | Teacher Development Aug. 10–18, 2019 | Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON

Teacher Development in Piano


SAA Piano Practicum™

Wednesday Aug. 14 to Sunday Aug. 18, 2019

with Gail Lange (ON)
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Have you completed and registered Unit 1 Suzuki Piano? Have you taught Suzuki Piano for at least one year, and do you currently have a studio?

If you have answered ‘yes’ to all questions, then the Practicum is for you!
The focus of the course is how to teach. Each participant will have the opportunity to showcase their teaching via a video of their home students made before coming to SOSI, as well as, have the opportunity to teach students during the Institute itself.

All this is done as part of the class; we will all be in this together.

When not teaching, we will talk about teaching! Of course, that will include discussions on working with parents, and how to give praise effectively among other topics.
Prerequisites: High school diploma; Every Child Can! and Piano Unit 1 (or Units 1A and 1B); Active SAA membership; Approved Basic, Intermediate or Comprehensive video audition through the SAA. Go to

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

Registration: Wednesday August 14 at 8 am. Orientation meeting begins at 8:15 am. Course or observations begin at 8:30 am on Wednesday August 14 and continues to Sunday at 4 pm.

Cost: $475 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.