European Suzuki Association
Teacher Training & Examinations Manual
Revised April 2016
2. Examination times
Examiners should add a period of 15 minutes per Examinee to allow for
ee Appendix C1 Examiner Fees
A list of approved Teacher Trainers and Examiners will be published in the ESA Teachers’
Newsletter each year and on the ESA website.
There must be three Examiners of the instrument being examined present, including
the Home Examiner.
The Examiners should normally be from three different countries (two visiting
Examiners, one Home Examiner).
In very exceptional circumstances only, it will be possible to arrange the Examination
Panel as follows (one visiting Examiner, Two Home Examiners).I.At
least one Examiner must come from a country outside the home country.
II. The second Examiner from the home country must not have been involved on a
regular basis in the Teacher Training of the candidates being examined.
One of the visiting Examiners should be the same for at least two consecutive
No visiting Examiner should serve for more than four consecutive Examinations for
any one country.
In the event that a country has invited a foreign Teacher Trainer to conduct the
Teacher Training Course, a Home Examiner of the same instrument can be invited as
one of the Examiners, if such a person exists.
For new Suzuki instruments, different rules regarding Examiners will apply during an
interim period until the Teacher Training Course is fully established.
In Viola Examinations, one of the Visiting Examiners as well as the Home Teacher
Trainer/Examiner must be Viola Teacher Trainers. The third examiner can be a Violin
Teacher Trainer who is experienced in playing and teaching the Viola.
In Voice Examinations, all three of the Examiners may be Voice Teacher Trainers
regardless of their country of residence.
4. Examination rules
The Examinee must –
Take all levels in progressive order.
Know all Teaching Points at the level presented and be prepared to answer questions
on all previous Levels.
Have a thorough knowledge of all pieces in the level, having previously studied and
Give a child a lesson.