Important Information for all Teacher Training Participants

  • Every Child Can! (ECC) must be taken prior to beginning Book 1 training. 
  • Training for Books 1, 2 and 3 must be completed in order.  After that, books may be studied in any order. 
  • Auditions are required at least 8 weeks prior to beginning Book 1 training. Audition requirements can be found on the Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA) website: SAA Audition   
  • For all teacher training courses except ECC participants must: 
  1. Be an active SAA member 
  2. Be 17 or older
  3. Have a high school diploma or its equivalent
  • All participants will be performing in class. 
  • Prepare the music in the book(s) to be studied to the point of fluent performance – preferably from memory.
  • All participants (excepts pianists) are required to bring their own instruments.
  • Bring the Suzuki Book(s) to be studied and a notebook to all classes.
  • 100% attendance is required in order to register a course with the SAA. 
  • No videotaping is allowed in class. 
  • May 1 is the registration deadline for all teacher training course applicants. 
  • Space is limited and registration is on a first come first serve basis - apply early to make sure you get a space!
  • After May 1 registration will only be accepted if space is available, and late fees will apply.
  • All participants should be familiar with the ideas presented in Dr. Suzuki’s book Nurtured by Love
  • Each institute day may begin as early as 9:00am and ends as late as 5:00pm.  
  • Some evenings may have additional optional activities scheduled. The schedule is intense, so do not plan on scheduling other activities during the teacher training dates.