European Suzuki Association
Teacher Training & Examinations Manual
Revised March 2015
TEACHER TRAINING COURSES
see Appendix B1 Teacher Training Course Agreement
(for national Suzuki associations)
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
Candidates must -
Familiarise themselves with the first four books of the Suzuki Repertoire.
Listen daily to the Suzuki recordings.
ponder the implications of ‘
Nurtured by Love‘ by
Shinichi Suzuki and
understand how to translate this into their role as a Suzuki Teacher.
Study all necessary books, music and recordings.
Trainees should ideally have a professional music degree on their instrument or
show an equivalent standard of playing/singing and musical education.
Candidates are required to take some form of interview and audition.
Candidates are required to have 'B' membership of the ESA through a national Suzuki
association, or Individual Associate membership where no national Suzuki
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
See Section E Recognition of Teaching Qualifications from other Regions
ee Appendix B3 Teacher Training Syllabus 2013
Intensive study of Suzuki philosophy.
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.
Step-by-step mastery of Teaching Points in the Repertoire and of the Psychology of
Structure of Individual and Group lessons.
Observation of Individual and Group lessons given by recognised Suzuki Teachers.
Supervised teaching of children.
Lectures and discussions on Child Development, with particular regard to the
Written work appropriate to each level.