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European Suzuki Association

Teacher Training & Examinations Manual

Revised April 2016

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4.

Objectives

To educate Suzuki Teachers to fully understand –

a.

Dr Suzuki's Philosophy

How to explain and discuss Dr Suzuki's Philosophy, how it applies to everyday life

and to the teaching of their instrument.

b.

Performance

How to demonstrate successfully in their own playing the application of the Suzuki

approach.

c.

Teaching Methods

How to demonstrate the Teaching Points of the Repertoire on their instrument, and

explain why any given point is taught in a particular way.

5.

Ethical Guidelines

As Suzuki Teachers and Members of the European Suzuki Association (ESA), we commit

ourselves to Dr. Suzuki’s statement

‘Where love is deep, much can be accomplished’

We therefore strive for the following common ethical declaration –

Reflecting and promoting the Suzuki philosophy in our teaching and in dealings with

others

Recognising the potential of all individuals

Demonstrating an open, sharing spirit and cooperation towards other Teacher

Members

Dealing with colleagues with humanity and integrity

Respecting the rights of colleagues when speaking of their work and respecting

differences in teaching styles

Giving credit to colleagues for ideas they have shared

Making a commitment to life-long learning

Conducting business in a legal and honest manner

Respecting and supporting the values, vision and decisions of the ESA