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Teacher Development in Piano

Sunday August 13 to Sunday August 20, 2017

Piano Unit 1 (CANCELLED)

Paule Barsalou with Nena LaMarre (ON)

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 www.suzukiassociation.org/teachers/guides/audition

Please note these deadlines:

  • Until June 18, 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 19 to August 3, 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 30.
  • No auditions or course registration in Unit 1 as a Participant will be accepted after August 3.
  • Because there is limited enrollment 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.  Avoid disappointment!

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.

You will also receive a letter from the SAA outlining the preparation requirements and basic course components.

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


Saturday August 12 to Wednesday August 16, 2017
(Note: Saturday is the corrected start day)

Piano Unit 2

Paule Barsalou with Gail Lange (ON)

Discussions of teaching points and development of technique and musicianship in Volume 2 of the Suzuki Piano School.

Prerequisites: High school diploma; Every Child Can! and Piano Unit 1 as a Participant (or Units 1A and 1B); Active SAA membership; Approved video audition through the SAA. Go to www.suzukiassociation.org/teachers/guides/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: SATURDAY at 8 am. Orientation meeting begins at 8:30 am. Course begins at 9 am and continues to Wednesday.

Cost: $430 CDN

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Course subject to cancellation if insufficient enrollment by June 1st. Please register early, and check this website frequently for updates.

SAVE $80... If you register and pay for half of your course fee by May 31, there is no registration fee (after May 31, the registration fee is $80).

See SPECIAL OFFERS for discounts and savings on Teacher Development!

HELP WITH YOUR VIDEO AUDITION... Do you need assistance in preparing your video audition for the SAA? Don’t own a good video camera? Contact SAA Teacher Trainer Gail Lange in Guelph, Ontario, for information on arranging pre-audition lessons on the repertoire or to arrange an audition recording session.


Wednesday August 16 to Sunday August 20, 2017

Piano Unit 3

Paule Barsalou with Gail Lange (ON)

Discussions of teaching points and development of technique and musicianship in Volume 3 of the Suzuki Piano School.

Prerequisites: High school diploma; Every Child Can! and Piano Units 1 & 2 as a Participant; Active SAA membership; Approved video audition through the SAA. Go to www.suzukiassociation.org/teachers/guides/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: Wednesday at 8 am. Orientation meeting begins at 8:15 am. Course begins at 8:30 am (observation or TD class) and continues to Sunday at 4 pm.

Cost: $430 CDN

APPLY NOW

Course subject to cancellation if insufficient enrollment by June 1, 2017. Please register early, and check this website frequently for updates.

SAVE $80... If you register and pay for half of your course fee by May 31, there is no registration fee (after May 31, the registration fee is $80).

See SPECIAL OFFERS for discounts and savings on Teacher Development!

HELP WITH YOUR VIDEO AUDITION... Do you need assistance in preparing your video audition for the SAA? Don’t own a good video camera? Contact SAA Teacher Trainer Gail Lange in Guelph, Ontario, for information on arranging pre-audition lessons on the repertoire or to arrange an audition recording session.


Monday August 14, 2017

Seminar in Body Mapping

Tanya Bénard

with Amber Ghent (ON)

Overcoming Discomfort at the Instrument

Not sure how to help your student or child who is uncomfortable at the instrument? Do you suffer from limitation or poor coordination at the instrument?

This seminar is designed for music educators, parents, and senior students who wish to have a better understanding of healthy movement at the instrument. This introduction to body mapping will make use of anatomical models, images, palpating structures in the body, and movement explorations to uncover ways of accessing our body maps and retrain healthy movement.

Mapping is a specific technique used by licensed Andover Educators to help musicians recognize the source of harmful movement, and to replace it with movement that is free and based on the truth of our anatomical structure. This technique is informed by the latest neuroscience about how the brain produces movement, and has helped hundreds of musicians play with more ease and heal themselves of injury and pain.

For more information about Body Mapping Lessons, please visit amberghent.com/body-mapping

Seminar Fee: $25 CDN

A limited number of Private Lessons will be available, first-come, first-served. Please register in advance in order to reserve a lesson between your other scheduled classes. Private 30-minute lesson fee: $56.50 CDN.

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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. You can expect USD prices to be about 75 percent of CDN prices.