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 8 - one day before the beginning of the Institute – from 9:00am – 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.
Teachers who want to observe classes at all levels must register as an adult observer. This entitles them to see master, technique, and repertoire classes of students enrolled at the institute. Observers may choose their own schedules but may not attend teacher development courses. Observers will be given a nametag upon registration.
Note: Any adult who is not enrolled in teacher development courses or is not a parent/guardian of enrolled students must enroll as an observer.