To help train successful teachers, The Suzuki Association of the Americans (SAA) has set up a program to study Suzuki philosophy and pedagogy. Unit 1 consists of 28 hours of pedagogy and 15 hours of observation of student lessons. This course contains a thorough study of the entire repertoire and techniques contained in Book 1 of the Suzuki Method.
Participants in the Book 1 course are required to read the following books before the course begins.
Nurtured by Love (Suzuki),
They're Rarely Too Old and Never Too Young TO TWINKLE (Slone) and
Ability Development from Age Zero (Suzuki)
All participants will be performing Book 1 in class by memory.
Every Child Can! Course.
Every Child Can! is a one day introductory course on the Suzuki philosophy and its application to education. For parents, teachers, prospective teachers and others, this course provides an inspiring, in-depth look at the Suzuki approach to teaching and learning. For teachers, ECC serves as the first course in the Suzuki Association of the Americas Teacher Development Program. Required for all new Suzuki Teachers before Book 1.
SAA REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS:
Applicants may register as Participants or Auditors. Tuition fees are the same for both. Only participants may register courses with the SAA. All class sessions must be attended and observation requirements must be met. Attendance is required 100% of class time in order to register a course with the SAA.
To qualify as a Participant, you must submit a videotape along with an application form and fee to the SAA office at least 8 weeks prior to the training. If submitted later than 8 weeks before the course start date, audition results determining participant eligibility may NOT be available prior to the course. For further information, please see the SAA website.