Suzuki Teacher Training

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Have you ever wondered:
How do I become a Suzuki Teacher? Why be a Suzuki Teacher?

Suzuki Teacher Development courses may be taken in Alice Vierra’s studio in the community where Alice lives - Tucson/Vail in AZ . She is a registered Teacher Trainer with the Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA). She also teaches courses at Institutes across the country. Teachers may arrange bi-weekly or monthly sessions to complete their training alone or in groups. If you are interested in a group - which helps to make the fee more affordable - please notify Alice and she will contact you when a training session seems possible to schedule.

The Suzuki Association of the Americas answers many questions about becoming a Suzuki Teacher. The SAA website is:
http://www.suzukiassociaiton.org. The site discusses pre-requisites to taking a course, how to send in a video of your playing, the various ways the courses are offered and more. One of the ways is through short-term courses with trainers. If you are interested, contact Alice and she can help you figure out how to set up your training whether it be through summer institutes and/or training with Alice at her studio.

Courses offered by Alice Vierra are listed below. The Units correspond with the Suzuki books so Unit 1 is Book 1 + set-up, philosophy and more. Unit 2 is Book 2 etc.

ECC (Every Child Can)
Unit 1: 28 hrs. of lecture and 15 hrs. of observation
Unit 2: 15 hrs. of lecture and 15 hrs. of observation
Unit 3: 15 hrs. of lecture and 15 hrs. of observation
Unit 4: 15 hrs. of lecture and 15 hrs. of observation
Practicum: 15 hrs. of lecture and 15 hrs. of observation (class of at least two individuals)
Unit 5: 15 hrs. of lecture and 15 hrs. of observation
Unit 7: 15 hrs. of lecture and 15 hrs. of observation
Unit 8: 15 hrs. of lecture and 15 hrs. of observation

What Cellists Are Saying

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“I recently had the opportunity to take Suzuki Book 1 training with Alice. She has a very effective way of teaching students who are new to the cello. She shared this with us in the class in a calm and orderly way including role playing and actual teaching situations. I really appreciate the depth of experience that Alice draws on that gives her a very informed approach. She always showed her eagerness to help us, and answer our questions, as well as to learn from the experience herself.”

-- Marion Baker, Principal Cellist Fairfax Symphony Orchestra