LASI 2019 Teacher Training Courses

Registration opens February 15, 2019

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Please register early to make sure that a class you want to take doesn't get canceled, or fill before you get a spot! 

Please read "Important Information" for more details regarding your Teacher Training experience. 

 

Please note that some scheduling information listed here may be subject to change.


Please Enroll Early:

  • Enroll early to make sure you get a spot - courses often end up with waiting lists.

  • LASI may cancel teacher training courses if enrollment is insufficient.

  • Please enroll by May 1 so that a course you wish to take is not cancelled.

  • If a course you enroll for is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment, you will be notified by May 6.

  • If you choose to purchase a non-refundable plane ticket before May 6, LASI will not be liable.


Courses Offered at LASI 2019

Enrichment Course: Tuning Your Body: Alexander Technique to Enhance Your Playing & Teaching

Every Child Can!

Violin Unit 1 & 5

Viola Unit 4

Cello Unit 1 & 3

Piano Unit 3

Guitar Unit 2

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Course Details

Enrichment Course

Tuning Your Body: Alexander Technique to Enhance Your Playing & Teaching

Come start off your week at LASI with a fun, experiential class that will enrich your playing and teaching skills. We will explore the connection between mind, body and art through games and group activities you can easily take home and share with your students and colleagues. Topics include our basic anatomical design, common ways we interfere with ourselves, and strategies that will bring more ease and poise to our playing and teaching. We will cover essential information about sitting, standing, “good posture”, and how to prevent injuries and reduce fatigue. Come ready to play your instrument and discover new approaches to your art.

Instructor, Wendy Waggener

  • June 15 9:00am-4:00pm

  • June 16 9:00am-2:00pm

  • 10 hour course

  • Open to any instrument.

  • Prerequisite is Every Child Can! & Unit 1.

  • Course will be registered with the SAA.

  • Class fee: $250

  • Enrichment course fee is $200 if you also take another Single Unit at LASI 2018.
     

Every Child Can! (ECC)

Instructor, Edmund Sprunger

June 14, 2019

  • 6 hours of class time providing an inspiring, in-depth look at the Suzuki approach to teaching and learning.

  • For teachers, prospective teachers, parents, and others interested in the Suzuki philosophy and method.

  • Required first course in the Suzuki Association of the Americas Teacher Development Program.

  • Class fee: $175 (includes all materials, institute t-shirt, continental breakfast)

  • Class is from 9-12 and 1-4

  • Class is not instrument specific and you do not need to bring your instrument to class.

  • Class Fee

 

Violin Unit 1

Instructor, Edmund Sprunger

June 15-22, 2018

  • 28 hours of instruction

  • 15 hours of observation

  • Must take Every Child Can! (ECC) prior to beginning Unit 1.

  • Must complete the SAA audition process one month prior to beginning

  • Read Dr. Suzuki’s Nurtured by Love

  • Memorize Book 1 repertoire.

  • Must take Unit 1 before completing other book levels.

  • Class Fee

Cello Unit 1

Instructor, Avi Friedlander

June 15-22, 2018

  • 28 hours of instruction

  • 15 hours of observation

  • Must take Every Child Can! (ECC) prior to beginning Unit 1.

  • Must complete the SAA audition process one month prior to beginning

  • Read Dr. Suzuki’s Nurtured by Love

  • Memorize Book 1 repertoire.

  • Must take Unit 1 before completing other book levels.

  • Class Fee

Piano Unit 3

Instructor, Diana Galindo

June 16-20, 2019

  • 15 hours of instruction

  • 8 hours of observation

  • Books 1, 2 and 3 must be taken in order.

  • (Participants can take both Unit 3 and Enrichment Course if they wish.)

  • Class Fee

Guitar Unit 2

Instructor, David Madsen

June 16-20, 2019

  • 15 hours of instruction per unit

  • 8 hours of observation per unit

  • Books 1, 2 and 3 must be taken in order.

  • (Participants can take both Unit 2 and Enrichment Course if they wish.)

  • Class Fee

 

Violin Unit 5

Instructor, Ann Montzka Smelser

June 16-20, 2019

  • 15 hours of instruction per unit

  • 8 hours of observation per unit

  • (Participants can take both Unit 5 and Enrichment Course if they wish.)

  • Class Fee

 

Viola Unit 4

Instructor, Sarah Bylander Montzka

June 16-20, 2019

  • 15 hours of instruction

  • 8 hours of observation

  • Books 1, 2 and 3 must be taken in order.

  • Violin Books 1,2,3 or Viola Book 1,2,3 are pre-requisites for this course.

  • Prepare repertoire to be studied to the point of fluent performance

  • Memorization is not required but recommended

  • (Participants can take both Unit 4 and Enrichment Course if they wish.)

  • Class Fee

 

Cello Unit 3

Instructor, Abbey Hansen

June 16-20, 2019

  • 15 hours of instruction per unit

  • 8 hours of observation per unit

  • Books 1, 2 and 3 must be taken in order.

  • (Participants can take both Unit 3 and Enrichment Course if they wish.)

  • Class Fee