Suzuki teacher training for recorder teachers

Due to the danger of corona contamination, the start of the level 1 course that I would be teaching from October 2020 has been postponed until conditions are more favourable.

Suzuki teachers are trained to guide children from the age of three or four in their musical growth through a positive and supportive approach. This approach also has a major positive influence on the child's social and emotional growth.

The Training
The complete Suzuki training consists of five levels. It is not mandatory to do them all. After passing the level 1 exam you are a recognized Suzuki teacher in all countries that are affiliated with the European Suzuki Association (ESA).

Each level takes at least a year to complete, but you can take longer. A level consists of six weekends spread over the year and two workshops: a five-day 'Summer School' in Great Malvern, England and in 2021 a three-day workshop in Biezenmortel (conditions reserved). The Summer School is usually the start of the course, but has unfortunately been cancelled in 2020 due to the corona crisis. Each level concludes with an exam at the end of July, usually taken in Great Malvern, before the start of the Summer School.

The Recorder Teacher Training has been set up according to the guidelines of the European Suzuki Association. In order to take the ESA level exams and receive accreditation as a Suzuki teacher, a trainee must complete the ESA training syllabus.

What do I learn in the course?
In the level 1 course, time is set aside for 'Suzuki philosophy': the backgrounds and the origins of Suzuki's approach. You will learn about his pedagogical and didactic approach and how the parents are involved in the learning process of their child. You master the repertoire from book 1 to halfway through book 2 - 40 pieces - and learn it to play by heart. Book 1 contains mainly (refreshing) children's songs and traditionals; from book 2 onwards music from the classical (recorder) repertoire is used.

During the course you will gain practical experience in teaching the Suzuki way and you will receive feedback on this. In addition, you observe other Suzuki teachers between 20 and 40 hours, preferably in the level you are doing. This provides a valuable opportunity to learn from experienced teachers. You will receive guidance on how to embed the Suzuki method in your teaching practice.

For more information, please contact me.

New Suzuki Workshop date: April 23-25, 2021 - Jaap Delver Suzuki Recorder Education

New Suzuki Workshop date: April 23-25, 2021

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