Suzuki Information for Teachers
Why become a Suzuki Teacher
Increasingly, Suzuki teachers were themselves Suzuki students, however this is not a requirement.
SAA Teacher Development Program
The Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA) has designed a comprehensive Teacher Development Program to assist teachers in creating the best possible learning environment for their students with a priority placed on developing fine character alongside excellent ability and musicianship.
SAA Certificate of Achievement Program
The SAA has formulated requirements to ensure high standards for teacher training, and to make possible the recognition of such training. Teachers have the opportunity to participate in the SAA’s Certificate of Achievement Program.
Complete details about the Certificates of Achievement can be found on the SAA website.
SAGWA Teacher Training
One of the most popular, accessible formats in which Suzuki training can be obtained is through intensive week-long courses offered at teacher workshops during the school year and at summer institutes. Courses are designed to stimulate participation and interaction. They include opportunities for work with a master teacher as well as extensive observation of experienced teachers working with children.
SAGWA offers training throughout the year at workshops and institutes. Attendees receive comprehensive professional training from registered Teacher Trainers in violin, viola, cello, bass, piano, flute, harp, guitar, recorder, Suzuki in the Schools or Suzuki Early Childhood Education, depending on the program.
In order to qualify for this training, an audition is required. Recognition of training is provided by the SAA registration program for completed training credits.
To be a successful Suzuki music instructor it is essential to read and be conversant with the ideas presented in Dr. Suzuki’s Nurtured by Love.