Suzuki Piano Teacher Training
Tuesday 2 to Sunday 7 April 2019
Levels 1 and 2 in Cambridge, UK
Guest tutor Sharron Beamer
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at Churchill College on Sunday 7 April
Monday 22 to Friday 26 April 2019
Levels 3 and 4 in Oslo, Norway
Guest tutor Tina Margareta Nilssen (Timani)
Monday 12 to Saturday 17 August 2019
All levels in Cambridge, UK
Thursday 2 to Tuesday 7 January 2020
All levels in Cambridge (or possibly in Wem, Shropshire), UK
Monday 13 to Saturday 18 April 2020
All levels in Cambridge, UK
Venue: 17 Lynfield Lane, Cambridge, CB4 1DR (unless otherwise stated)
There is a huge shortage of trained Suzuki teachers in the UK. Dozens of families are unable to find a teacher who has vacancies and are, therefore, unable to benefit from the Suzuki lessons they’d like.
For those who love music, love teaching, and love working with children, teaching by the Suzuki approach is a tremendously rewarding activity. The approach is based on a strong community spirit and, in particular, a strong relationship between the teacher, the child and the parent, with all three working together to support the child.
I am able to offer flexible training. I run week-long courses at the end of August/beginning of September, end of December/beginning of January and at Easter, and other shorter courses, typically on Fridays, Saturdays and/or Sundays, according to trainees’ requirements. Trainees can work at their own pace, attending many of the courses to work towards level 1 in a year or so, or attending fewer courses and taking longer to achieve each level. Attendance is logged so trainees can see how they are progressing regarding attendance at individual lessons, lesson observation, lecture/discussions, etc. Training takes place in my own studio so trainees observe and interact with my pupils and their families. Guest tutors have included Caroline Fraser, Caroline Gowers, Sue Bird, Kristinn Orn Kristinsson, Ewa Guz-Seroka, Beate Toyke, Helen Brunner, Heather Clemson, Birte Kelly, Paul Harris, Penelope Roskell, Sally Cathcart, Heli Ignatius-Fleet, Ilga Pitkevica, and Jane Chapman,
Some of the training, such as early parent education, practising, and group lesson activities, is non-instrument specific so non-pianists also may be interested to come to my studio. Those who wish to find out more about Suzuki, or who would like to consider this as useful in-service training are welcome. Trainees and observers have come from Italy, Spain, France, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Slovenia, Norway, Iceland, Ireland, America and Australia, as well as the UK. See feedback from trainees here.
Several of my articles about the Suzuki approach will be of interest to prospective trainees. I would particularly recommend the eight articles on Suzuki for Piano published in Music Teacher magazine between 2008 and 2010, and the 13 articles in the special Suzuki issue of Piano Professional which I edited in January 2007. Also peruse the well-argued article by Elise Winters on What Suzuki knew that took science 50 years to prove.
I also run a Continuous Professional Development course for Suzuki piano teachers.
Do email me on firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in finding out more about training courses.