Course preparation

The course director will advise candidates what they should prepare for their first course. Before the initial course, trainees should: 

  • Familiarise themselves with the first books of the Suzuki repertoire for their instrument.
  • Listen daily to the Suzuki repertoire recordings.
  • Read and ponder the implications of Dr Suzuki's book Nurtured by Love .
  • Study all necessary books, music and recordings as advised by the teacher trainer. 

Audition pieces for entrance to BSI teacher training courses:

Violin

1st & 2nd movements of either HANDEL SONATA IN A major Op. 1 No. 3 HWV 361, or
D major Op. 1 No. 13 HWV 371, plus
ONE piece of your own choice*

Cello

Any unaccompanied BACH piece, plus
ONE piece of your own choice*

Piano

ONE movement from any Mozart Sonata, plus
ONE piece of your own choice*

Flute

Either the Mozart Concerto in D major, or
Concerto in G major

Recorder

Two contrasting movements of a HANDEL SONATA, plus
ONE piece of your own choice*

 * The own choice piece should be of at least Grade 8 standard and not from the Suzuki repertoire.

For a prospectus and further information please contact the British Suzuki Office either by phone on 020 3176 4170 or by e-mail at [email protected]

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