2022 Teacher Development Courses Will Be Offered Online and In-Person (see list below)
All standard audition and course sequence requirements apply
Platform for all online courses is ZOOM
All times are Central Time (US)
Dr. Suzuki believed that the environment plays a very important role in forming a child’s character and musical ability. That’s why institutes are so important. For one week, families are immersed in surroundings where they can experience this enriched environment of which Dr. Suzuki speaks -- learning in a positive, nurturing atmosphere, adults who model noble character, motivation which lasts long after the last note of the final concert and, at least for one week, a world, in which it seems that everyone plays and practices an instrument. New teachers coming to the method need to observe and live this experience of the philosophy-in-action to grasp its essence.
For this reason, the American Suzuki Foundation of Stevens Point, WI, (ASF) is providing a $500 room and board rebate to the first ten teacher workshop participants who enroll for in-person Unit 1 training with Pat D’Ercole at the American Suzuki Institute July 17-30, 2022. While online training may be less expensive and convenient, the ASF believes that witnessing and experiencing the “magic” of an institute is an integral part to understanding, implementing, and living the Suzuki philosophy--an essential, if one is to share it with one’s students and parents.
For more information, visit www.uwsp.edu/suzuki/asi
Classes and observations are offered in the earlier part of the day (see below), there are many other enriching events in the latter part of each day as well. Whether online or in-person, we hope you will immerse yourself in the "total ASI experience." While individual schedules will not be ready until 2 weeks prior to the Institute, we are offering the general schedule below to help you plan your week(s).
8:00 am-11:00 am pedagogy and/or observations
11:00 am - teacher/parent lectures
1:00 pm-4:00 pm - pedagogy and/or observations
Please note that supplementary course hours are set to allow for participating in Unit courses during the same week.
4:00 pm recitals (Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday)
Evenings include guest artists, faculty concerts, talent shows, chamber concert, etc.
Note: Violin festival concerts take place on the Fridays of both weeks. Teacher Workshop Participants are asked to help with concerts and are invited to play in them. Please plan to stay for this lminating event!
Courses offered both in-person and online (10-person maximum):
- ECC! (Fitzgerald)
- Bass Unit 6 (Dixon)
- Cello Unit 3 (Tanya Carey)
- Piano Unit 3 (Gebhart)
- Violin Unit 1 (D'Ercole)
- Violin Unit 5 (Titterington)
- Violiin Unit 6 (Titterington)
- Violin Unit 7 (Dallinger)
- Violin Unit 8 (Dallinger)
- Violin Practicum (Montzka-Smelser)
- SECE Stage 1 (Sharon Jones)
- SECE Stage 2 (Sharon Jones)
- Teaching Improvisation in the Studio (Harrison-Hoecherl)
- Kitchen Table Violin Repairs (Potter)
- Cello Unit 2 (Tanya Carey)
- Cello Teaching Strategies (can be taken concurrently with Unit 2 - extra fee and hours required) (Trina Hodgson)
- Violin Unit 2 (Lokken)
- Violin Unit 3 (Lokken)
- Violin Unit 4 (Lieb)
- Viola Unit 6 (Stuen-Walker)