European Suzuki Association - Teacher Training Manual (2023)

European Suzuki Association Teacher Training Manual Revised May 2023 Page 15 of 35 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