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

  1. Familiarise themselves with the first books of the Suzuki repertoire for their instrument.
  2. Listen daily to the Suzuki repertoire recordings.
  3. Read and think about the implications of Dr Suzuki's book Nurtured by Love.
  4. Study all necessary books, music and recordings as advised by the teacher trainer. 
  5. Prepare the audition pieces for entrance to BSMA teacher training courses - one of which may be performed from memory if desired.

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 email at [email protected]

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