ESA Guidelines for content of teacher training courses
Excerpt from ESA Teacher Training and Examination Manual
- Intensive study of the Suzuki philosophy.
- Individual study of the instrument, focusing on the technique, tone production and quality of sound needed to teach young children. Candidates should have the ability to play competently outside the Suzuki repertoire.
- Step by step mastery of teaching points in the repertoire and the psychology of teaching.
- Structure of individual and group lessons.
- Observation of group and individual lessons given by recognised Suzuki teachers.
- Supervised teaching of children.
- Lectures and discussions on child development, with particular regard to the parent/child relationship.
- Solo performances.
Teachers will normally be expected to start taking Suzuki pupils about half way through their first year of training. Each level examination passed will be registered by the British Suzuki Institute and the European Suzuki Association.
After completing the Level 3 examination, teachers will become BSMA Accredited Teachers.
At the completion of Level 5, teachers will gain the ESA Diploma of Suzuki Teaching and will be recognised as BSMA Graduate Teachers.