Please note that this section of the website is aimed at current and potential Suzuki teachers and trainees. If you would like to find a Suzuki teacher for your child(ren), please visit the PARENTS section of the website and click on 'How To Choose A Teacher'.
How is Suzuki teaching different?
Becoming a Suzuki teacher will start where your instrumental course of study left off. The Teacher Training Course will include further work on your own instrument, including learning the Suzuki repertoire which you will be expected to play in full before you are accredited to teach. In addition to this, you will also receive instruction on HOW TO TEACH and the BUSINESS SKILLS required for music teachers.
Apart from the teacher training itself, being a Suzuki teacher is not a lone profession but includes you in part of a close community. You can join other teachers as much or as little as you choose. Should you want to join a group or be part of a course or workshop, the opportunity is always there.
The children you will teach are also part of a community. The inclusion of parents in the learning process of the child, the addition of group lessons and the opportunity for all Suzuki students to join concerts, workshops and camps, makes the drop out rate extremely low and the results, in terms of musical ability, extremely high.
Suzuki in Piano Professional
A special Suzuki issue of EPTA's termly magazine, Piano Professional, has been published in January 2007. The publication contains articles covering different aspects of the Suzuki approach, including Suzuki in schools and working with children with special needs, as well as debates on controversial topics such as nurture and nature, parental involvement, sound before symbol, and group versus individual lessons. To view these articles, written by a dozen Suzuki teachers, parents and children, click on the link below.
EPTA Piano Professional, January 2007, edited by Jenny Macmillan