European Suzuki Association - Teacher Training Manual (2022)

European Suzuki Association Quality Suzuki Teacher Training Teacher Training Manual Revised 2022 The European Suzuki Association Limited Administrative Office 45 Main Street, Upper Benefield, Peterborough PE8 5AN ENGLAND T +44 (0)1832 205200 E esa@europeansuzuki.org W www.europeansuzuki.org

European Suzuki Association Teacher Training Manual Revised May 2022 Page 2 of 34 Contents Page A. Roles, Objectives and Ethical Guidelines 1. Role of the European Suzuki Association 3 2. Role of the Teacher Trainer 3 3. Role of the national Suzuki association 3 4. Objectives 4 5. Ethical Guidelines 4 B. Teacher Training Courses 1. Application 5 2. Preparation 5 3. Content 5 4. Course Assessment 6 5. Time Span 6 6. Viola Teacher Training Conversion Courses for Violin Teachers 6 7. Violin Teacher Training Conversion Courses for Viola Teachers 7 8. Continuous Professional Development Courses for all Teachers 7 Appendices B1 Organising a Teacher Training Course 8 B2 Teacher Training Course Agreement 10 B3 Teacher Training Course Registration 11 B4 Teacher Training Course Registration Form 12 B5 Teacher Training Course Logbook 13 B6 Teacher Training Syllabus 2013 (all instruments except SECE) Level 1 14 Level 2 16 Level 3 18 Level 4 20 Level 5 22 B7 SECE Teacher Training Syllabus 2017 Level 1 24 Level 2 26 Level 3 28 Level 4 30 Level 5 32 B8 Continuous Professional Development Course Registration Form 34

European Suzuki Association Teacher Training Manual Revised May 2022 Page 3 of 34 A. ROLES, OBJECTIVES and ETHICAL GUIDELINES 1. Role of the European Suzuki Association (ESA) The ESA has overall authority for all Teacher Training in the Region. a. Overall authority for conducting Teacher Training Courses and arranging Examinations rests with the ESA for every country within the region. b. The ESA will decide who is qualified to train and examine Teachers, subject to the considerations set out in this manual. c. A list of approved Teacher Trainers and Examiners will be published on the ESA website and in the ESA Teachers’ Newsletter. 2. Role of the Teacher Trainer The Teacher Trainer has individual authority over his/her own Teacher Training in his/her country of residence. a. Every Teacher Trainer has full authority over his/her own Teacher Training within his/her country of residence subject to the overall authority of the ESA and the ESA’s guidelines. b. Teacher Trainers who wish to conduct a full Teacher Training Course outside his/her country of residence must obtain the consent of the national Suzuki association of the country in which he/she wishes to work. 3. Role of the National Suzuki Association The national Suzuki association has responsibility for Teacher Training within its country and is duty bound to co-operate with Teacher Trainers and the ESA. a. It is the responsibility of the national Suzuki association to co-operate with Teacher Trainers and the ESA in conducting Teacher Training Courses and arranging Examinations. b. It is at the discretion of the national Suzuki association whether or not to provide a service to Teacher Trainers who choose to conduct Teacher Training Courses independently of the national Suzuki association. c. Where no national Suzuki association exists, decisions rest with the ESA Board of Directors.

European Suzuki Association Teacher Training Manual Revised May 2022 Page 4 of 34 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

European Suzuki Association Teacher Training Manual Revised May 2022 Page 5 of 34 B. TEACHER TRAINING COURSES see Appendix B1 Organising a Teacher Training Course see Appendix B2 Teacher Training Course Agreement (for national Suzuki associations) see Appendix B3 Teacher Training Course Registration (for Teacher Trainers) see Appendix B4 Teacher Training Course Registration Form (for Teacher Trainers) 1. Application a. Trainees should ideally have a professional music degree on their instrument or show an equivalent standard of playing/singing and musical education. There may be differences from country to country depending on the music education system and legal practices. b. Candidates are required to take some form of interview and an audition of two contrasting pieces, at least one from the Level 5 SUZUKI™ repertoire, for their instrument. c. Candidates are required to have 'B' membership of the ESA through the national Suzuki association of their country of residence, or Individual Associate membership of the ESA 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 Appointments and Accreditations Manual Section E Recognition of Teaching Qualifications from other Regions 2. 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. 3. Content See Appendix B5 Teacher Training Course Logbook See Appendix B6 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.

European Suzuki Association Teacher Training Manual Revised May 2022 Page 6 of 34 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. 4. Course Assessment Each year before the Examinations there will be a written progress report and a written assessment on Performance and Teaching. 5. Time Span A minimal time span of 8 to 10 months between the first session of the Course and the Examination is recommended. 6. Viola Teacher Training Conversion Courses for Violin Teachers a. Teachers who have passed Level 1 on the Violin may start the Viola course at Level 2. An audition which includes playing the Book 1 Viola pieces is required and can be done by video. b. Teachers who have passed any of the levels from Level 2 - 5 on the Violin may follow a shorter Viola Teacher Training Conversion Course - approximately one week. This course covers Repertoire and Teaching Points for the appropriate levels but does not repeat those aspects of Teacher Training which have already been covered in the Violin course. c. Teachers are only eligible to take Viola Conversion Courses up to the Level which they have already passed on Violin. d. All candidates who wish to take the Conversion Course and the subsequent Viola Examination must submit a video of their own performance. The performance should consist of all Viola repertoire played from memory, below and including the level at which the candidate wishes to take the Conversion Course and Examination. This video must be submitted prior to the Course. e. Examinations for candidates who already have Violin qualifications will be conducted in the same way as normal examinations. At Levels 3, 4 and 5 the examination should, wherever possible, include the teaching of children at the appropriate levels.

European Suzuki Association Teacher Training Manual Revised May 2022 Page 7 of 34 7. Violin Teacher Training Conversion Courses for Viola Teachers Any teacher who has trained and qualified on the Viola may attend a Conversion Course for Violin as described above. 8. Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Courses for all Teachers See Appendix B8 Continuous Professional Development Course Registration Form See Examinations Manual Appendix C5 CPD Certificates a. The ESA believes in an ongoing and never-ending learning process and offers Continuous Professional Development Courses as a part of the ESA Teacher Training system for all SUZUKI™ teachers in order to – - maintain quality SUZUKI™ teaching throughout Europe - develop good role models for students and parents of students - support lifelong training and research for effective everyday teaching methods - provide further training and professional development beyond Level 5 - provide opportunities for Teacher Trainers to offer courses focused on particular topics Examples of courses The Importance of Teaching Tone Development of the Bowing Technique Book 1-10 Teaching SUZUKI™ students beyond book 10 Teaching Practicum for SAA trained teachers Format 20-30 contact hours within 2-5 days Lecturers ESA Teacher Trainers Target Group ESA Teachers Levels 1 – 5 Registration Through the ESA office see Appendix B8 Costs £20 Registration Fee per course Recognition A certificate issued via ESA Office As with all Teacher Trainer Courses, Continuous Professional Development Courses will be listed on the ESA website in the Events section. b. Teaching Practicum for SAA trained teachers An increasing number of American SUZUKI™ Teachers are moving to Europe, especially to the UK. Not all SAA Teachers have taken a Practicum and therefore do not meet the requirements of ESA recognition. The ESA now offers a Practicum Course based on the SAA Practicum Unit (see below) to enable SAA Teachers to qualify for ESA recognition. Format 15 hours supervised teaching 8 hours observation Class size Maximum 5 Lecturers ESA Teacher Trainers Target Group SAA Teachers Registration Through the ESA office see Appendix B8 Costs £20 registration fee payable by the Teacher Trainer to the ESA (per course) Recognition A certificate issued via ESA Office For more information on SAA Practicum Units see https://suzukiassociation.org/teachers/training/practicum/

European Suzuki Association Teacher Training Manual Revised May 2022 Page 8 of 34 APPENDIX B1 ORGANISING A TEACHER TRAINING COURSE for National and Independent Teacher Training Courses There are two types of Teacher Training Courses – 1. National Teacher Training Courses 2. Independent Teacher Training Courses National Teacher Training Courses are organised by the national Suzuki association and include all Teacher Training Courses organised in collaboration with Universities and Higher Music Education Institutions in their country. Independent Teacher Training Courses are organised by individual Teacher Trainers. All Teacher Trainers can offer Teacher Training through – 1. a National Teacher Training Course at the invitation of a national Suzuki association or 2. their own Independent Teacher Training Course – i. in their country of residence ii. in other countries with the consent of the relevant national Suzuki association • Registration see Appendix B3 Independent Teacher Training Courses must be registered with the ESA Office. A registration fee of £50 is payable upon Registration. • Length of Course see Section B no.5 The ESA recommends a minimum of 8 to 10 months between the first session and the examinations. It is strongly advisable not to offer courses which are shorter than other Teacher Training courses in the country and create a situation of unfair competition. • Examinations see Examinations Manual a. Each Level has to be examined separately. b. A Level 1 exam cannot be taken at the same time as a Level 2 exam. c. For exams of Levels 2,3,4 and 5, two exams can be taken at the same exam sitting only if the required contact hours have been completed for each Level and each course is of the required length e.g. Level 2 Course from September 2017 to June 2018 100 contact hours Level 3 Course from July 2018 to April 2019 100 contact hours Level 2 and Level 3 Exam May 2019 d. The Examiner Panel must consist of three Teacher Trainers of the Instrument being examined (Y) each Teacher Training being from a different country (A,B,C) Location of Course and Exams Country C Teacher Trainer of Instrument Y from Country A Teacher Trainer of Instrument Y from Country B Home Teacher Trainer of Instrument Y from Country C e. The Country of the Home Teacher Trainer does not change no matter which Country the Course and Exams are located in e.g. Location of Course and Exams Country D Teacher Trainer of Instrument Y from Country A Teacher Trainer of Instrument Y from Country B Home Teacher Trainer of Instrument Y from Country C

European Suzuki Association Teacher Training Manual Revised May 2022 Page 9 of 34 f. In circumstances where it is not possible to meet ESA regulations, a request for an exception should be submitted with the Registration Form stating the reasons for the request. Examinations which are not conducted according to ESA regulations cannot be validated by the ESA Office. • Trainees from other Courses When, for whatever reason, a Teacher Trainee chooses to move to another Course, the ESA relies on the professionalism of its Teacher Trainers to act accordingly. When accepting a Trainee from another Course, contact should be made with the previous Teacher Trainer to obtain details of the Trainee’s progress to date.

European Suzuki Association Teacher Training Manual Revised May 2022 Page 10 of 34 APPENDIX B2 TEACHER TRAINING COURSE AGREEMENT for national Suzuki association Teacher Training Courses Downloadable from the ESA Website or available from the ESA Office

European Suzuki Association Teacher Training Manual Revised May 2022 Page 11 of 34 APPENDIX B3 TEACHER TRAINING COURSE REGISTRATION for Independent Teacher Training Courses At the meeting of the ESA Board of Directors held in Tallinn, Estonia, on March 16-17, 2013, some changes were made to the ESA rules on Teacher Training. • National Suzuki associations no longer have complete authority over SUZUKI™ Teacher Training Courses. A Teacher Trainer can organise his or her own Teacher Training Course in his/her country of residence, provided that this is organised in accordance with ESA rules. • A Teacher Trainer cannot set up his/her own SUZUKI™ Teacher Training Course offering full training inclusive of examinations in another country without the consent of the national Suzuki association in that country – this is intended to encourage collaboration rather than a request for permission. • In the event of consent being refused, the national Suzuki association must give the grounds for refusal in writing to the Teacher Trainer copied to the ESA Office. Grounds for refusal which are deemed reasonable are unfair competition which can be brought about by unjust and sometimes illegal attempts to gain unfair competitive advantage through false, fraudulent or unethical conduct. Examples of this might be where a Teacher Trainer – − undercuts the fees of another Teacher Trainer or national Suzuki association course − circulates misleading advertising about their courses − spreads rumours about the work of colleagues − infringes the SUZUKI™ Method trademark • If a Teacher Trainer wants to organise his/her own Teacher Training Course, he/she needs to complete an ESA Teacher Training Course Registration Form and send it to the ESA Office with a copy to the national Suzuki association. • There is a £50 Registration fee payable to the ESA for each course. Once payment is received, Registration is complete and the Course will be listed on the ESA website. • It is highly recommended that Teacher Trainers work together with the national Suzuki association and each other in the planning and execution of SUZUKI™ Teacher Training Courses and Examinations, as has been the case in many countries throughout the region. Teachers Trainers should keep their national Suzuki association informed by sending them – − a copy of the Course Registration Form − a list of teacher trainees registered on the course − the exam results for each trainee (these are also listed on the ESA website on each country page) • It is at the discretion of the national Suzuki association whether or not to provide a service to Teacher Trainers who choose to conduct Teacher Training Courses independently of the national Suzuki association.

European Suzuki Association Teacher Training Manual Revised May 2022 Page 12 of 34 APPENDIX B4 TEACHER TRAINING COURSE REGISTRATION FORM for Independent Teacher Training Courses Downloadable from the ESA Website or available from the ESA Office

European Suzuki Association Teacher Training Manual Revised May 2022 Page 13 of 34 APPENDIX B5 TEACHER TRAINING COURSE LOGBOOK for Teacher Training Courses Downloadable from the ESA Website or available from the ESA Office

European Suzuki Association Teacher Training Manual Revised May 2022 Page 14 of 34 APPENDIX B6 TEACHER TRAINING SYLLABUS 2013 All instruments except SECE (see page 23) The ESA Teacher Training Syllabus was developed in 2011 as a guidance document for National Suzuki Associations and ESA Teacher Trainers to provide appropriate course outlines for SUZUKI™ Teacher Training. The ESA appreciates that there exists a variety of training approaches in different countries and that the strengths of individual Trainer’s methods should be respected. This Syllabus represents significant agreement amongst the Teacher Trainers of Europe on the common elements required for Teacher Training and it is expected that the material contained within it will be used as a foundation for all ESA courses. LEVEL 1 Recommended minimum contact training hours = 120 hours Contact hours should include observation of children’s lessons to a maximum of 40 hours The ESA recommends that Level 1 training courses have 20 hours more training than other levels, as this represents the importance of this level in establishing good foundations and allows time for teacher trainees to understand and absorb the fundamentals of the SUZUKI™ philosophy and methodology. Requirements: European Suzuki Association Membership1, Audition2 and Interview. 1 Membership of national Suzuki association (NSA) in the country of residence or Individual Associate Membership of ESA where there is no NSA 2 Two contrasting pieces from the SUZUKI™ repertoire of the instrument Trainees should ideally have a professional music degree on their instrument or show an equivalent standard of playing/singing and musical education. Module 1.1 SUZUKI™ Philosophy 1.1.1 Mother Tongue Approach 1.1.2 Talent Education & SUZUKI™ Triangle / Ability Development 1.1.3 Listening / Environment / Every Child Module 1.2 SUZUKI™ Instrumental Performance 1.2.1 Tonalisation 1.2.2 Detailed study of the SUZUKI™ repertoire of Level 1 Module 1.3 SUZUKI™ Pedagogy 1.3.1 Study and application of the Pre-Twinkler stage 1.3.2 Study and application of the Teaching Points for Level 1 1.3.3 Group teaching 1.3.4 The Master Class setting from the start 1.3.5 Playing by ear and introducing the Development of Tuning skills Module 1.4 Parent Education 1.4.1 Parent as home teacher/ Home practice/ How to create the environment 1.4.2 Review from the start /Repertoire Building / Talent Education

European Suzuki Association Teacher Training Manual Revised May 2022 Page 15 of 34 TEACHER TRAINING SYLLABUS 2013 LEVEL 1 continued Module 1.5 Supervised Teaching with children 1.5.1 Individual lessons (Recommended minimum of 5) 1.5.2 Group lessons (Recommended minimum of 2) Module 1.6 Observation: 20 hours minimum 1.6.1 Educate trainees to improve their observation and listening skills 1.6.2 Observation of lessons on training course 1.6.3 Observation of children’s Pre-Twinkle, Twinkle and Book 1, Individual and Group lessons 1.6.4 Observation of the upper Levels, when possible. Module 1.7 Journal and Assignments (Trainers to advise which are appropriate in each situation) 1.7.1 Start a loose-leaf Journal with a detailed list of Pre-Twinkle steps 1.7.2 Make a detailed list of Teaching Points for Level 1 including any suggested tone and technical exercises 1.7.3 Write a paper entitled 'What is the SUZUKI™ Method/Philosophy?' 1.7.4 Outline the steps for setting up a SUZUKI™ program or tips on how to integrate SUZUKI™ into your current job. 1.7.5 Prepare an information leaflet or sheet for new SUZUKI™ parents to include studio policy, information about local music shops, repairers, national and international SUZUKI™ organizations 1.7.6 Maintain a notebook/record of lesson observations showing key points and methods of teaching Module 1.8 Resources and references 1.8.1 Required Reading for all teacher trainees – ‘Nurtured by Love’ by Shinichi Suzuki 1.8.2 Recommended Reading – As advised by individual teacher trainers ‘Ability Development from age Zero’ by Shinichi Suzuki 1.8.3 Videos/DVDs - As advised by the Teacher Trainer Module 1.9 Workshops and Institutes 1.9.1 Participate as an observer, trainee or student in a SUZUKI™ Workshop or Institute Module 1.10 ESA Exam Level 1 1.10.1 Only when Modules 1.1 - 1.9 are completed can the trainee present for an ESA Exam after consultation with (and recommendation by) the Teacher Trainer/Course Director. 1.10.2 Written requirements, Videos, Audio recordings or DVD's are to be presented at least two months prior to the Exam, or by arrangement with the Teacher Trainer. 1.10.3 The ESA Level 1 Examination should be taken as a separate Exam from any other Level.

European Suzuki Association Teacher Training Manual Revised May 2022 Page 16 of 34 TEACHER TRAINING SYLLABUS 2013 LEVEL 2 Recommended minimum contact training hours = 100 hours Contact hours should include observation of children’s lessons to a maximum of 40 hours Module 2.1 SUZUKI™ Philosophy 2.1.1 The Law of Ability and The Mother Tongue Method of Education 2.1.2 Early Stages of Child Development 2.1.3 Every Child Concept - consider different learning styles Module 2.2 SUZUKI™ Instrumental Performance 2.2.1 Individual and Group lessons on performance of the repertoire of Levels 1 & 2 and applied technique 2.2.2 Continual review of learned repertoire from memory (including the previous Level) Module 2.3 SUZUKI™ Pedagogy 2.3.1 Teaching Points for Level 2 2.3.2 Overview of the development through Levels 1 & 2 2.3.3 Discuss the importance of judging when to move on to the next piece and the role of motivation in maintaining progress through the use of previously learned pieces. 2.3.4 Discuss how to encourage the general musical development and knowledge of your students. 2.3.5 Preparation for Reading and Pre-Reading activities 2.3.6 Role of Memorisation and approaches to developing this skill at higher Levels 2.3.7 The ongoing development of tuning skills/ability and related issues Module 2.4 Parent Education 2.4.1 The ongoing role of the Parent 2.4.2 The SUZUKI™ triangle - Parents as Partners Module 2.5 Supervised Teaching with children 2.5.1 Individual lessons (Recommended minimum of 5) 2.5.2 Group lessons (Recommended minimum of 2) 2.5.3 Provide opportunities for the Teacher Trainer to observe students taught by the trainee where possible, attendance at lessons is preferred to recordings. Module 2.6 Observation: 20 hours minimum 2.6.1 Observation of Individual and Group Lessons Module 2.7 Journal and Assignments (Trainers to advise which are appropriate in each situation) 2.7.1 Add the Teaching Points for Level 2 to your Journal 2.7.2 Make a detailed plan for a Group lesson with children at Levels 1 and 2 2.7.3 Make a video of one of your studio concerts

European Suzuki Association Teacher Training Manual Revised May 2022 Page 17 of 34 TEACHER TRAINING SYLLABUS 2013 LEVEL 2 continued Module 2.8 Resources and references 2.8.1 Recommended Reading – As advised by individual teacher trainers ‘The Law of Ability’ - by Shinichi Suzuki ‘The Mother Tongue Method of Education’ by Shinichi Suzuki 2.8.2 Videos/DVDs - As advised by the Teacher Trainer Module 2.9 Workshops and Institutes 2.9.1 Participate actively in a SUZUKI™ Workshop or Institute Module 2.10 ESA Exam Level 2 2.10.1 Only when ESA Level 1 has been passed and Modules 2.1 - 2.9 are completed can the trainee present for a further ESA Exam, after consultation with (and recommendation by) the Teacher Trainer/Course Director 2.10.2 Written requirements, Videos, Audio recordings or DVD's are to be presented at least two months prior to the Exam, or by arrangement with the Teacher Trainer 2.10.3 Trainees should be prepared to perform repertoire from previous Levels in any ESA Examination

European Suzuki Association Teacher Training Manual Revised May 2022 Page 18 of 34 TEACHER TRAINING SYLLABUS 2013 LEVEL 3 Recommended minimum contact training hours = 100 hours Contact hours should include observation of children’s lessons to a maximum of 40 hours Module 3.1 SUZUKI™ Philosophy 3.1.1 Use the following references as a basis for study and discussion on Philosophy - 'The Man and his Philosophy’ (Chapters 14 & 15) by Evelyn Hermann ‘They're Rarely Too Young...’ by Kay Collier Slone 4.1.2 Discuss Dr. Suzuki’s approach to the use of practice with accompaniment tapes and extra repertoire recordings at home Module 3.2 SUZUKI™ Instrumental Performance 3.2.1 Individual and Group lessons on performance of the repertoire and applied technique 3.2.2 Continual Review of learned repertoire (including the previous Levels) Module 3.3 SUZUKI™ Pedagogy 3.3.1 Teaching Points of Level 3 3.3.2 Overview of the development through Level 3 repertoire 3.3.3 Discussion on Reading - when and how to introduce / suggested resources for developing reading skills Module 3.4 Parent Education 3.4.1 Preparing for Autonomy – Discuss the changing role of the parent in helping to establish this 3.4.2 Discuss methods for helping the child to begin to practice alone Module 3.5 Supervised Teaching with children 3.5.1 Individual lessons - also in Master Class format (Recommended minimum of 5) 3.5.2 Group lessons (Recommended minimum of 2) 3.5.3 Provide opportunities for the Teacher Trainer to observe students taught by the trainee – where possible, attendance at lessons is preferred to recordings. Module 3.6 Observation 3.6.1 Observation of at least 20 lessons, both Group and Individual Module 3.7 Journal and Assignments (Trainers to advise which are appropriate in each situation) 3.7.1 Add the Teaching Points for Level 3 to your Journal 3.7.2 Make an article or list of ideas on How to Practice effectively 3.7.3 Add further ideas on teaching Group and individual classes at this Level 3.7.4 Add information on points to consider in mixed Level classes 3.7.5 Write an evaluation about the development of your SUZUKI™ teaching and playing skills.

European Suzuki Association Teacher Training Manual Revised May 2022 Page 19 of 34 TEACHER TRAINING SYLLABUS 2013 LEVEL 3 continued Module 3.8 Resources and references 3.8.1 Recommended Reading – As advised by individual teacher trainers ‘Suzuki, the Man and his Philosophy’ by Evelynn Herman ‘They're Rarely Too Young...’ by Kay Collier-Slone ‘Teaching from the Balance Point’ by Ed Kreitman 3.8.2 Videos/DVDs - As advised by the Teacher Trainer Module 3.9 Workshops and Institutes 3.9.1 Prepare a parent lecture on the Mother Tongue approach 3.9.2 Participate actively in a SUZUKI™ workshop or Institute of several days’ length Module 3.10 ESA Exam Level 3 3.10.1 Only when Modules 3.1 - 3.9 are completed can the trainee present for an ESA Exam, after consultation with (and recommendation by) the Teacher Trainer/Course Director 3.10.2 Written requirements, Videos, Audio recordings or DVD's are to be presented at the latest two months prior to the Exam, or by arrangement with the Teacher Trainer 3.10.3 Trainees should be prepared to perform repertoire from previous Levels in any ESA Examination 3.10.4 If the Exam is taken on the same day as the Exam for the previous Level, the trainee needs to have completed the total number of contact hours for both Levels and take a separate Exam for each Level.

European Suzuki Association Teacher Training Manual Revised May 2022 Page 20 of 34 TEACHER TRAINING SYLLABUS 2013 LEVEL 4 Recommended minimum contact training hours = 100 hours Contact hours should include observation of children’s lessons to a maximum of 40 hours Module 4.1 SUZUKI™ Philosophy 4.1.1 Cooperation and sharing, 4.1.2 Use the following text as a starting point for discussion on Suzuki’s ideas on musical interpretation - ‘Casals and the Art of Interpretation’ by David Blum 4.1.3 SUZUKI™ organizations, local, regional and world wide - Discuss the role of trainees in the world scene with regard to rights and responsibilities. Module 4.2 SUZUKI™ Instrumental Performance 4.2.1 Individual and Group lessons on performance of the repertoire and applied technique 4.2.2 Continual Review of learned repertoire (including the previous Levels) Module 4.3 SUZUKI™ Pedagogy 4.3.1 Teaching Points for Level 4 to your Journal 4.3.2 Developing musicianship, style and analysis 4.3.3 Discuss supplementary material that enhances or reinforces the repertoire for children at this Level. Module 4.4 Parent Education 4.4.1 Write a 2000 word essay on ‘The Changing Role of the Parent’. 4.4.2 Discuss and consider the importance of peer group psychology. Module 4.5 Supervised Teaching with children 4.5.1 Individual lessons - also in Master Class format (Recommended minimum of 5) 4.5.2 Group lessons (Recommended minimum of 2) 4.5.3 Provide opportunities for the Teacher Trainer to observe students taught by the trainee – where possible, attendance at lessons is preferred to recordings. Module 4.6 Observation 20 lessons minimum 4.6.1 Observation of both Group and Individual lessons Module 4.7 Journal and Assignments (Trainers to advise which are appropriate in each situation) 4.7.1 Add the Teaching Points for Level 4 to your Journal 4.7.2 Write an evaluation of your teaching experience as a SUZUKI™ specialist 4.7.3 Add idea's for developing and maintaining a Teenager Program 4.7.4 Write a paper showing personal research into the Development of the Child from birth to age 5 years

European Suzuki Association Teacher Training Manual Revised May 2022 Page 21 of 34 TEACHER TRAINING SYLLABUS 2013 LEVEL 4 continued Module 4.8 Resources and references 4.8.1 Recommended Reading – As advised by individual teacher trainers ‘Casals and the Art of Interpretation’ by David Blum J. J. Quantz, C. P. E. Bach, Leopold Mozart and Robert Donington 4.8.2 Videos/DVDs - As advised by the Teacher Trainer Module 4.9 Workshops and Institutes 4.9.1 Prepare a parents lecture about practicing habits 4.9.2 Participate in the organization of a SUZUKI™ event 4.9.3 Participate actively in a SUZUKI™ Workshop or Institute of several days’ length Module 4.10 ESA Exam Level 4 4.10.1 Only when Modules 4.1 - 4.9 are completed can the trainee present for an ESA Exam, after consultation with (and recommendation by) the Teacher Trainer/Course Director 4.10.2 Written requirements, Videos, Audio recordings or DVD's are to be presented, at the latest, two months prior to the Exam, or by arrangement with the Teacher Trainer 4.10.3 Trainees should be prepared to perform repertoire from previous Levels in any ESA Examination 4.10.4 If the Exam is taken on the same day as the Exam for the previous Level, the trainee needs to have completed the total number of contact hours for both Levels and take a separate Exam for each Level.

European Suzuki Association Teacher Training Manual Revised May 2022 Page 22 of 34 TEACHER TRAINING SYLLABUS 2013 LEVEL 5 Recommended minimum contact training hours = 100 hours Contact hours should include observation of children’s lessons to a maximum of 40 hours Module 5.1 SUZUKI™ Philosophy 5.1.1 The autonomous teacher and artist, independent but supportive 5.1.2 ‘To Learn with Love’ and ‘Suzuki Changed my Life’ 5.1.3 Taking up responsibility in your SUZUKI™ community Module 5.2 SUZUKI™ Instrumental Performance 5.2.1 Individual and Group lessons on performance of the repertoire and applied technique 5.2.2 Continual Review of learned repertoire (including the previous Levels) Module 5.3 SUZUKI™ Pedagogy 5.3.1 Teaching Points for Level 5 and chosen non-SUZUKI™ Exam pieces 5.3.2 Developing musicianship and interpretation skills in advanced repertoire Module 5.4 Parent Education 5.4.1 How to help parents/students when changing teachers 5.4.2 Teenager and Adolescent psychology Module 5.5 Supervised Teaching with children 5.5.1 Individual lessons - also in Master Class format (Recommended minimum of 5) 5.5.2 Group lessons (Recommended minimum of 2) 5.5.3 Provide opportunities for the Teacher Trainer to observe students taught by the trainee – where possible, attendance at lessons is preferred to recordings. Module 5.6 Observation 5.6.1 Observation of at least 20 lessons, both Group and Individual Module 5.7 Journal and Assignments (Trainers to advise which are appropriate in each situation) 5.7.1 Add the Teaching Points for Level 5 5.7.2 Write an evaluation of your experience with the teacher training and discuss how your approach to teaching has developed or changed during your course 5.7.3 Prepare a list with supplementary material for this Level

European Suzuki Association Teacher Training Manual Revised May 2022 Page 23 of 34 TEACHER TRAINING SYLLABUS 2013 LEVEL 5 continued Module 5.8 Resources and references 5.8.1 Recommended Reading – As advised by individual teacher trainers ‘To Learn With Love: A Companion for Suzuki Parents’ by William & Constance Starr ‘Suzuki Changed My Life’ by Masaaki Honda ‘The Talent Code’ by Daniel Coyle 5.8.2 Videos/DVDs - As advised by the Teacher Trainer Module 5.9 Workshops and Institutes 5.9.1 Organise a one-day workshop for SUZUKI™ students of your instrument 5.9.2 Participate actively in a SUZUKI™ Workshop or Institute of several days’ length Module 5.10 Essay / Thesis 5.10.1 Write a paper of minimum 5000 words on a topic of your interest that is related to your SUZUKI™ teaching. Module 5.11 ESA Exam Level 5 5.11.1 Only when Modules 5.1 - 5.10 are completed can the trainee present for an ESA Exam, after consultation with (and recommendation by) the Teacher Trainer/Course Director 5.11.2 Written requirements, Videos, Audio recordings or DVDs are to be presented, at the latest, two months prior to the Exam, or by arrangement with the Teacher Trainer 5.11.3 Trainees should be prepared to perform repertoire from previous Levels in any ESA Examination 5.11.4 If the Exam is taken on the same day as the Exam for the previous Level, the trainee needs to have completed the total number of contact hours for both Levels and take a separate Exam for each Level.

European Suzuki Association Teacher Training Manual Revised May 2022 Page 24 of 34 APPENDIX B7 SECE TEACHER TRAINING SYLLABUS 2017 The ESA SECE (SUZUKI™ Early Childhood Education) Syllabus was developed in 2017 as a guidance document for National Suzuki Associations and ESA teacher trainers to provide appropriate course outlines for SUZUKI™ teacher training. This syllabus represents significant agreement amongst the teacher trainers of Europe on the common elements required for teacher training and it is expected that the material contained within it will be used as a foundation for all ESA SECE courses. SECE LEVEL 1 Recommended minimum contact training hours = 25 hours Contact hours should include observation of SECE lessons to a maximum of 5 hours Requirements: European Suzuki Association Membership1 and Audition2 1 Membership of national Suzuki association (NSA) in the country of residence or Individual Associate Membership of ESA where there is no NSA. 2Course participants must have at least ESA Level 2 in one of the recognised SUZUKI™ Instruments plus 3 years of experience as a SUZUKI™ Teacher. If these conditions are fulfilled no further audition is required. 1. Module 1 1.1. SUZUKI™ Philosophy 1.1.1. Introduction of the 7 SECE Concepts. 1.2. SUZUKI™ Performance 1.2.1. Basic knowledge of the SECE curriculum. 1.3. SUZUKI™ Pedagogy 1.3.1. The SECE curriculum and its goals. 1.3.2. The team teaching approach. 1.3.3. SECE equipment: Selection and use of the material. 1.3.4. Preparing to launch an SECE class (advertising etc.) 1.4. Parent Education 1.4.1. The pre-natal and post-natal environment. 1.4.2. Early beginning and benefits of SECE 1.5. Supervised Teaching with children 1.5.1. Teach (min. 3) excerpts of an SECE class under the supervision of your home TT 1.6. Observation 1.6.1. Observation of (min. 5) lessons during the training course.

European Suzuki Association Teacher Training Manual Revised May 2022 Page 25 of 34 SECE TEACHER TRAINING SYLLABUS 2017 SECE LEVEL 1 continued 1.7. Journal & assignments 1.7.1. Make a detailed list of how to teach the SECE activities reason: more consistent with the pedagogy level. 1.7.2. Make a list of the main teaching points of the SECE activities. 1.7.3. Write a short paper on your motivation for learning about and wanting to teach SECE. 1.7.4. To-do list before first class. 1.7.5. Prepare an information leaflet for potential SECE parents 1.8. Resources & References 1.8.1. Dorothy Jones’ booklet & CD “Lullabies, Action Songs and Rhymes”. 1.9. Workshops / Institutes 1.9.1. Participate as observer and teacher in your SECE training. 1.10. ESA Exam Level 1 1.10.1. Only when modules 1.1-1.9 are completed and after consultation with (and recommendation by) the Teacher Trainer/Course Director may the trainee present for an ESA Exam. The exam takes place within one year after the beginning of the training course and ideally not earlier than 6 weeks after the training course. 1.10.2. Written requirements, Videos, Audio recordings or DVDs are to be presented at least one month prior to the Exam, or by arrangement with the Teacher Trainer. 1.10.3. Nursery rhyme & children’s song by choice of the trainee. 1.10.4. Teaching an excerpt of an SECE class. (Excerpts taught by the trainee during the training week will also be taken into consideration.). 1.10.5. Viva Voce.

European Suzuki Association Teacher Training Manual Revised May 2022 Page 26 of 34 SECE TEACHER TRAINING SYLLABUS 2017 SECE LEVEL 2 Recommended minimum contact training hours = 25 hours Contact hours should include observation of SECE lessons to a maximum of 5 hours 2. Module 2 2.1. SUZUKI™ Philosophy 2.1.1. How to apply the 7 concepts in SECE class 2.2. SUZUKI™ Performance 2.2.1. Knowledge of the SECE curriculum including basic variations and layers. 2.2.2. Working on own reading-aloud skills 2.3. SUZUKI™ Pedagogy 2.3.1. Further Study of the SECE curriculum and goals 2.3.2. The importance of the SECE class sequence. 2.3.3. Further discussion of team teaching approach 2.4. Parent Education 2.4.1. Pre-natal and post-natal learning and listening 2.5. Supervised Teaching with Children 2.5.1. Teach (min. 3) excerpts of an SECE class, including an action or circle song under the supervision of your home TT. 2.6. Observation 2.6.1. Observation of (min. 5) lessons during the training course. 2.7. Journal & assignments 2.7.1. Make a List with the TT of the SECE activities 2.7.2. Make a list with simple Variations. 2.7.3. Write a paper about the 7 Concepts in SECE. 2.7.4. Outline your ideas and your motivation for developing and maintaining an SECE program 2.8. Resources & References 2.8.1. Videos / DVDs and recommended reading as advised by the home TT. 2.9. Workshops / Institutes 2.9.1. Participate as observer and teacher in your SECE training.

European Suzuki Association Teacher Training Manual Revised May 2022 Page 27 of 34 SECE TEACHER TRAINING SYLLABUS 2017 SECE LEVEL 2 continued 2.10. ESA Exam Level 2 2.10.1. Only when modules 2.1-2.9 are completed and after consultation with (and recommendation by) the Teacher Trainer/Course Director may the trainee present for an ESA Exam. The exam takes place within one year after the beginning of the training course and ideally not earlier than 6 weeks after the training course. 2.10.2. Written requirements, Videos, Audio recordings or DVDs are to be presented at least one month prior to the Exam, or by arrangement with the Teacher Trainer 2.10.3. Nursery rhymes including Xylophone speech patterns and children’s song by choice of the home TT. 2.10.4. Teaching an excerpt an SECE class. (Excerpts taught by the trainee during the training week will also be taken into consideration.). 2.10.5. Viva Voce.

European Suzuki Association Teacher Training Manual Revised May 2022 Page 28 of 34 SECE TEACHER TRAINING SYLLABUS 2017 SECE LEVEL 3 Recommended minimum contact training hours = 25 hours Contact hours should include observation of SECE lessons to a maximum of 5 hours. 3. Module 3 3.1. SUZUKI™ Philosophy 3.1.1. The 7 Concepts and the SECE class activities 3.2. SUZUKI™ Performance 3.2.1. Knowledge of the SECE curriculum: becoming familiar with variations and new layers. 3.2.2. Working on own reading-aloud skills 3.3. SUZUKI™ Pedagogy 3.3.1. The SECE class curriculum and its goals including new ideas for stimulating more excitement in SECE classes. 3.3.2. Awareness of the different atmospheres and energy levels throughout the SECE class. 3.3.3. Incorporating SECE in the home environment 3.3.4. SECE as part of the Suzuki community. 3.4. Parent Education 3.4.1. Strategies to help parents in becoming good observers of mixed age groups. 3.5. Supervised Teaching with children 3.5.1. Team teaching parts of an SECE class, under supervision of your home TT. 3.5.2. Discussion and evaluation of a recorded SECE class in your own studio. 3.6. Observation 3.6.1. Observation of (min. 5) lessons during the training course and observation of other SECE classes (recommended min. 2) 3.7. Journal & assignments 3.7.1. Discuss and describe the atmosphere and energy levels throughout the SECE class. 3.7.2. Write a short paper about the goals in the SECE class. 3.7.3. Write a self-evaluation about the development of your SECE teaching skills and experiences as an SECE teacher. 3.7.4. Compile a list of suitable reading books for story time in the SECE classes.

European Suzuki Association Teacher Training Manual Revised May 2022 Page 29 of 34 SECE TEACHER TRAINING SYLLABUS 2017 SECE LEVEL 3 continued 3.8. Resources & References 3.8.1. Videos / DVDs and recommended reading as advised by the home TT. 3.9. Workshops / Institutes 3.9.1. Participate in a workshop/institute as an observer or teacher and submit a report or evaluation. 3.10. ESA Exam Level 3 3.10.1. Only when modules 3.1-3.9 are completed and after consultation with (and recommendation by) the Teacher Trainer/Course Director may the trainee present for an ESA Exam. The exam takes place within one year after the beginning of the training course and ideally not earlier than 6 weeks after the training course. 3.10.2. Written requirements, Videos, Audio recordings or DVDs are to be presented at the latest one month prior to the Exam, or by arrangement with the Teacher Trainer 3.10.3. Nursery rhymes including Xylophone speech pattern and/or children’s song by choice of the home TT. 3.10.4. Read a story book. 3.10.5. Team teaching an excerpt of an SECE class. (Excerpts taught by the trainee during the training week will also be taken into consideration.). 3.10.6. Viva voce.

European Suzuki Association Teacher Training Manual Revised May 2022 Page 30 of 34 SECE TEACHER TRAINING SYLLABUS 2017 SECE LEVEL 4 Recommended minimum contact training hours = 15 - 20 hours Contact hours should include observation of SECE lessons to a maximum of 3 - 4 hours. 4. Module 4 4.1. SUZUKI™ Philosophy 4.1.1. Flow and balance in SECE class. 4.1.2. Early child's development, incl. Study of other philosophical ideas 4.1.3. Creating a community with the SECE teachers & families within the SUZUKI™ world 4.2. SUZUKI™ Performance 4.2.1. Familiarity with SECE curriculum in other languages. 4.2.2. Knowledge of the SECE curriculum. 4.2.3. Familiarity with variations, new layers and Lullabies. 4.3. SUZUKI™ Pedagogy 4.3.1. Awareness of differences in the SECE curricula in the different countries within the ESA region. 4.3.2. Being aware of the group’s energy level and adapt appropriately. 4.3.3. Further discussion about SECE as part of the Suzuki community. 4.3.4. Different learning strategies 4.4. Parent Education 4.4.1. Help parents focus on the positives. 4.4.2. Advantages of SECE in the home environment. 4.4.3. The importance of Lullabies and singing to children. 4.5. Supervised Teaching with children 4.5.1. Team teaching parts of an SECE class, under supervision of your home TT. 4.5.2. Discussion and evaluation of recorded SECE classes (week one and two) in your own studio. 4.5.3. Present and discuss a recording of your SECE activity outside of your regular class by choice of home TT. 4.6. Observation 4.6.1. Observation of lessons during the training course as well as of other SECE lessons held elsewhere (recommended min. total of 7 lessons) and a short report of observations.

European Suzuki Association Teacher Training Manual Revised May 2022 Page 31 of 34 SECE TEACHER TRAINING SYLLABUS 2017 SECE LEVEL 4 continued 4.7. Journal & assignments 4.7.1. Discuss and describe skills and abilities developed throughout the SECE class. 4.7.2. Compile a list of variations and layers for the SECE activities. 4.7.3. Reflection on what you can bring to the SECE community. 4.7.4. Write a short paper on a topic discussed with home TT. 4.8. Resources & References 4.8.1. Videos / DVDs and recommended reading as advised by the home TT. 4.9. Workshops / Institutes 4.9.1. Participate actively in a workshop/institute and submit a report or evaluation. 4.10. ESA Exam Level 4 4.10.1. Only when modules 4.1-4.9 are completed and after consultation with (and recommendation by) the Teacher Trainer/Course Director may the trainee present for an ESA Exam. The exam takes place within one year after the beginning of the training course and ideally not earlier than 6 weeks after the training course. 4.10.2. Written requirements, Videos, Audio recordings or DVDs are to be presented, at the latest, one month prior to the Exam, or by arrangement with the Teacher Trainer 4.10.3. Nursery rhyme including Xylophone speech pattern and children’s song including Lullabies by choice of the home TT. 4.10.4. Team teaching several excerpts of the SECE. 4.10.5. Viva voce.

European Suzuki Association Teacher Training Manual Revised May 2022 Page 32 of 34 SECE TEACHER TRAINING SYLLABUS 2017 SECE LEVEL 5 Recommended minimum contact training hours = 15 - 20 hours Contact hours should include observation of SECE lessons to a maximum of 3 - 4 hours. 5. Module 5 5.1. SUZUKI™ Philosophy 5.1.1. Discussion of "life-long-learning-process" 5.1.2. The mother tongue approach from age 0 5.1.3. Taking up responsibility as an autonomous teacher in your SECE community 5.2. SUZUKI™ Performance 5.2.1. Thorough knowledge of SECE curriculum and Lullabies. 5.3. SUZUKI™ Pedagogy 5.3.1. Thorough knowledge of teaching points including variations and layers. Additionally, familiarity with the SECE curricula in other languages. 5.3.2. Flexibility to adapt to circumstances in the SECE class. 5.3.3. Study of other early music programs. 5.4. Parent Education 5.4.1. The SECE journey as part of the Suzuki instrumental journey. 5.5. Supervised Teaching with children 5.5.1. Team teaching parts of an SECE class, under supervision of your home TT. 5.5.2. Discussion and evaluation of a recorded SECE class (week one and two) in your own studio. 5.5.3. Present and discuss a recording of your SECE activity outside of your regular class by choice of home TT. 5.6. Observation 5.6.1. Observation of lessons during the training course as well as of other SECE lessons held elsewhere (recommended min. total of 9 lessons) and a short report of observations/feedback. (Where possible observe classes with different curricula in different languages). 5.7. Journal & assignments 5.7.1. Maintain a notebook/record of lesson observations reflecting on the goals of the SECE class. 5.7.2. Write an evaluation of your experience as an SECE teacher and discuss how your approach has changed during your training. 5.7.3. Write a short paper on a topic discussed with home TT.

European Suzuki Association Teacher Training Manual Revised May 2022 Page 33 of 34 SECE TEACHER TRAINING SYLLABUS 2017 SECE LEVEL 5 continued 5.8. Resources & References 5.8.1. Videos / DVDs and recommended reading as advised by the home TT. 5.9. Workshops / Institutes 5.9.1. Organize and actively participate in a workshop/institute and submit a report or evaluation. 5.10. ESA Level 5 Exam 5.10.1. Only when modules 5.1-5.9 are completed and after consultation with (and recommendation by) the Teacher Trainer/Course Director may the trainee present for an ESA Exam. The exam takes place within one year after the beginning of the training course and ideally not earlier than 6 weeks after the training course. 5.10.2. Written requirements, Videos, Audio recordings or DVDs are to be presented, at the latest, one month prior to the Exam, or by arrangement with the Teacher Trainer 5.10.3. Performance of elements of SECE by choice of trainee and home TT. 5.10.4. Team teaching several excerpts of an SECE class. 5.10.5. Viva voce.

European Suzuki Association Teacher Training Manual Revised May 2022 Page 34 of 34 APPENDIX B8 CPD COURSE REGISTRATION FORM Downloadable from the ESA Website or available from the ESA Office

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