Short Term Teacher Training Courses

June 12 – 20 (two sessions)

Piano Book 1 Revisited
(June 12 – 16)

  Marilyn Andersen, Illinois

Violin Book 1      
(June 12 – 20; two sessions)

  Wendy Azrak, North Carolina

Applicants must take ECC, Book 1, Book 2, and Book 3 in order. Applicants must be current members of SAA. Following Book 3, classes do not have to be taken in order.

To qualify as a participant in Book 1 teacher training, applicants must, in addition to completing the ECC course, submit a video audition of specified repertoire to the SAA prior to June 3rd.

Complete information regarding the audition is available at the SAA Website:

Workshop participants should prepare the repertoire to be studied at a performance level. Memorization is required for all Book 1 classes.  Participants should be conversant with the ideas presented in Dr. Suzuki’s book, Nurtured by Love.

Check-in will be at 2:00pm on June 12. Book 1 violin and cello classes begin at 3:00 pm on the first day, Piano Book 1 Revisited begins at 6:30 pm. Classes end by 3pm on the last day. 100% attendance is required for registering the course with SAA. 

A John Kendall Scholarship is available for one Violin Teacher Trainee from Michigan.  For requirements and application, please visit