320 East Main Street
Missoula, MT 59802
(406) 721-3194
       

July 11-18, 2020

  • Training Info
  • Schedule

Training Prerequisites

Please refer to the Suzuki Association website for information regarding teacher training. The Montana Suzuki Institute follows all guidelines as presented by the SAA and will be adhered to as such.

Every Child Can

Every Child Can is a one day introductory course on the Suzuki philosophy and its application to education. For parents, teachers, prospective teachers and others, this course provides an inspiring, in-depth look at the Suzuki approach to teaching and learning. For teachers, ECC is the first course in the Suzuki Association of the Americas Teacher Development Program. This course is held on SATURDAY, JULY 11, one day before the student Institute begins, from 9:00am to 4:30pm. Limited to the first 30 registrants.

Required Course Preparation

In addition to the prerequisite courses and video audition submission, all teacher training participants are asked to prepare the repertoire to be studied to the point of fluent performance. Memorization is not required but is recommended. Additionally, participants should be conversant with the ideas presented in Dr. Suzuki’s book Nurtured by Love. All participants will be performing Suzuki repertoire and other materials in class and are expected to provide their own instruments. It is recommended that participants bring an audio recorder and a notebook to all sessions. 100% attendance is required for course credit.

Scholarships

Scholarships: We strongly encourage teacher trainees to apply for scholarships to help defray the cost of training. Multiple scholarships are available through the Suzuki Association of the Americas, including one awarded annually to a string player who lives in the Rocky Mountain region (CO, WY, MT, ID). Visit the SAA scholarship page to apply.

Institute Observers

Teachers who want to observe classes must register as an Institute observer. Observers may choose their own schedules but may not attend teacher development courses. Observers will be given a nametag upon registration. FREE observation for teachers with 5 or more students registered for MSI. Please contact us for more information.

Note: Any adult who is not enrolled in teacher development courses or is not a parent/guardian of enrolled students must register as an observer.

Saturday, July 11

Time Activity
8:45 AM Registration for Every Child Can and Book 1 Teacher Training
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Every Child Can classes
6:30 – 7:30 PM Book 1 Teacher Training begins

Sunday, July 12

Time Activity
8:30 - 11:30 AM Book 1 Teacher Training
11:30 - 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 - 5:00 PM Book 1 Teacher Training
5:00 - 6:30 PM Dinner
6:45 – 7:30 PM Opening Play-In, in the Recital Hall of the Music Building - Teacher Trainees Welcome!
7:30 - 8:30 PM Book 1 Teacher Training

Monday, July 13

Time Activity
8:30 - 11:30 AM Student classes, Book 1 Teacher Training
11:30 - 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 - 1:45 PM SAA Focus meeting - Teacher Trainees Welcome!
2:00 - 5:00 PM Student classes, Book 1 Teacher Training
5:00 - 6:30 PM Dinner

Tuesday, July 14

Time Activity
8:30 - 11:30 AM Student classes, Book 1 Teacher Training
11:30 - 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 - 1:45 PM SAA Focus Meeting - Teacher Trainees Welcome!
2:00 - 5:00 PM Student classes, Book 1 Teacher Training
5:00 - 6:30 PM Dinner
7:15 - 8:25 PM Faculty Recital

Wednesday, July 15

Time Activity
8:30 - 11:30 AM Student classes, Book 1 Teacher Training
11:30 - 1:00 PM Luncheon - Teacher Trainees Welcome!
1:00- 3:30 PM No afternoon classes - go explore Missoula!
2:00 - 2:30 PM Community Play-In at Missoula Public Library
5:00 - 6:30 PM Dinner

Thursday, July 16

Time Activity
8:30 - 11:30 AM Student classes, Book 1 Teacher Training
11:30 - 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 - 1:50 PM Student-Run Talent Show - Teacher Trainees Welcome!
2:00 - 5:00 PM Student classes, Book 1 Teacher Training
5:00 - 6:30 PM Dinner
7:15 PM Student Recital (Honors) - Teacher Trainees Welcome!

Friday, July 17

Time Activity
8:30 - 11:30 AM Student classes, Book 1 Teacher Training
11:30 - 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 - 1:50 PM Enrichment Class Recital - Teacher Trainees Welcome!
2:00 - 5:00 PM Student classes, Book 1 Teacher Training
5:00 - 6:15 PM Dinner
6:30 PM Report to Music Building – Teacher Trainees Assist Faculty
6:45 PM Final Concert

Saturday, June 22

Time Activity
8:30 - 10:30 AM Book 1 Teacher Training