European Suzuki Association - Appointments & Accreditation (2023)

European Suzuki Association Appointments & Accreditations Manual Revised May 2023 Page 9 of 19 APPENDIX D2 APPLICATION CRITERIA FOR INSTRUCTOR CANDIDATES Applications for Instructor & Teacher Trainer will be considered three times a year in –  March  July  November Applications are to be sent to the ESA Office by the end of –  January  May  September Applicants can expect a reply to their application during the months of -  April  August  December The Candidate must satisfy the following criteria in order to apply for Instructor - 1. Letter of application including personal reasons for wanting to become a Teacher Trainer. 2. Letter of recommendation from the Mentor. 3. Detailed plan for Instructor Training (as per Appendix D5) if appointed, including nomination of a Teacher Trainer to be Supervisor throughout the Instructorship and the locations where the Instructorship will take place. 4. Resumé of professional experience listing any special awards, concerts, prizes, etc. 5. Successful achievement of Level 5 or equivalent SUZUKI™ training in other regional associations on the instrument named in the application. 6. Professional degree in the Candidate’s instrument from a conservatory, university or other accredited Institution, or equivalent advanced musical training. Applications for Violin Instructor may present a degree in Viola Application for Viola Instructor may present a degree in Violin 7. At least 10 years teaching experience covering all levels of the SUZUKI™ repertoire, as well as non-SUZUKI™ repertoire on the instrument named in the application. The ESA Instrument Committee is allowed to make exceptions to this rule if the ESA Board judges this to be necessary in special circumstances. 8. Contact details for references from three people who are familiar with the Candidate's work a. two from Teacher-Trainers of the candidate's instrument* preferably  one from the candidate’s country of residence  one from outside the candidate’s country or residence one of these being the Teacher Trainer of the Candidates Level 5 Course *or for Viola, one Viola Teacher-Trainer and one Violin Teacher-Trainer b. a respected musician