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European Suzuki Association

Teacher Training & Examinations Manual

Revised April 2016

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B.

TEACHER TRAINING COURSES

see Appendix B1 Teacher Training Course Agreement

(for national Suzuki associations)

see

Appendix B2 Teacher Training Course Registration Form

(for Teacher Trainers)

Home Teacher Trainer

is the Teacher Trainer who has actively trained the examination

candidate and, as such, is required to be present at the examination as an Examiner on the

Examination Panel

1. Preparation

Candidates must -

a.

Familiarise themselves with the first four books of the Suzuki Repertoire.

b.

Listen daily to the Suzuki recordings.

c.

Read and

ponder the implications of ‘

Nurtured by Love‘ by

Shinichi Suzuki and

understand how to translate this into their role as a Suzuki Teacher.

d.

Study all necessary books, music and recordings.

2. Application

a.

Trainees should ideally have a professional music degree on their instrument or

show an equivalent standard of playing/singing and musical education.

b.

Candidates are required to take some form of interview and audition.

c.

Candidates are required to have 'B' membership of the ESA through a national Suzuki

association, or Individual Associate membership where no national Suzuki

association exists.

d.

Candidates who have participated on a course in another region may join an ESA

Teacher Training Course at the appropriate level as determined by the ESA

Instrument Committee

See Section E Recognition of Teaching Qualifications from other Regions

3. Content

S

ee Appendix B3 Teacher Training Syllabus 2013

a.

Intensive study of Suzuki philosophy.

b.

Intensive individual study of the instrument, focusing on the Technique, Tone

Production and Sound needed to teach young children. Candidates should have the

ability to play competently outside the Repertoire.

c.

Step-by-step mastery of Teaching Points in the Repertoire and of the Psychology of

Teaching.

d.

Structure of Individual and Group lessons.

e.

Observation of Individual and Group lessons given by recognised Suzuki Teachers.

f.

Supervised teaching of children.

g.

Lectures and discussions on Child Development, with particular regard to the

parent/child relationship.

h.

Solo performance.

i.

Discussions.

j.

Written work appropriate to each level.