European Suzuki Association
Teacher Training & Examinations Manual
Revised April 2016
APPOINTMENT OF INSTRUCTORS and TEACHER TRAINERS
1. The ESA Instrument Committees
See Appendix D1 Instrument Committees
The appointment of new Teacher Trainers and Instructors will be carried out by the
ESA Instrument Committees
The ESA Instrument Committees will consist of 3 - 5 Teacher Trainers who have been
elected by the ESA Teacher Trainers
The term of office for ESA Instrument Committees is three years.
In dealing with applications from Teachers of newer Instruments, the ESA Board of
Directors will consult ESA Teacher Trainers for those Instruments as appropriate.
In addition to the specific responsibilities detailed below, the Instrument
Committees will serve as an Advisory Board to both the national Suzuki associations
and individual Teachers.
2. Steps to becoming a Teacher Trainer
Candidate completes ESA Level 5, or equivalent in another Regional Association.
Candidate applies to
the ESA Instrument Committee to become an Instructor.
See Appendix D2 Application Criteria for Instructor Candidates
See Appendix D3 Procedure for processing Instructor Applications
The ESA must register the success or failure of each application and communicate
the outcome to the Candidate as well as the national Suzuki association for their
See Appendix D4 Instructor Application Form
If approved, the candidate is then appointed as an Instructor by the ESA Instrument
Instructor appointments are only valid when the ESA has sent a confirmation letter
to the Candidate, confirming that the requirements have been fulfilled.
The Instructor spends a period of at least two years in which he/she -
i.observes and helps on ESA-recognised Teacher Training courses
ii. attends a minimum of two examinations, one of which is on the Instructor’s own
iii. gets experience from every possible source.
See Appendix D5 Course Content for Training of Instructors
After a training period of two to four years, the Instructor may apply to become a full
To apply, the Instructor must present -
i.A formal letter of application
ii.A brief up-to-date Curriculum Vitae
iii.A brief account of the work undertaken during Instructor Training