Southwestern Ontario Suzuki Institute Inc.

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

Teacher Development in Violin & Viola

Violin Unit 4

Saturday August 10 to Wednesday August 14, 2019

with Paule Barsalou (ON)
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Discussion of teaching points and development of technique and musicianship through Book 4 Suzuki Violin School.
Prerequisites: High school diploma; Every Child Can! and Violin Unit 1 as a Participant (or Units 1A and 1B); Violin Units 2 and 3 as a Participant; Active SAA membership; Approved Basic, Intermediate or Comprehensive video audition through the SAA. Go to

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 violin. 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: Saturday August 11 at 8 am. Orientation meeting begins at 8:45 am. Course begins at 9 am on Saturday and continues to Wednesday at 4 pm. Exact time of course completion will be confirmed when scheduling is complete.

Cost: $475 CDN

If your instructor has prepared additional materials for the course, they will be posted online for you to print and bring to SOSI. 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.

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.