2023 Violin and Cello Practicums

July 1 - 5, 2023 - Cello Practicum
July 5 - 9, 2023 - Violin Practicum

The SAA Practicum Unit is a short-term unit developed to enhance the SAA’s system of short-term workshop training. 


While core training units mainly focus on Suzuki repertoire and instrumental technique, the emphasis of the Practicum is on honing the art of teaching.  Topics to be explored will include communication skills, teaching strategies, diagnostics and observation. In a nurturing and supportive environment of peers, using video footage from their home studio and on-site teaching, participants will practice self-assessment skills to identify their strengths in teaching and those areas in need of improvement. In keeping with the SAA’s commitment to life-long learning, the Practicum will provide teachers with an invaluable opportunity at any stage in their development. This course may be repeated as often as desired. Classes will have no more than 5 members and will be taught by an experienced SAA Teacher Trainer. 


Minimum prerequisites are completion and registration of Book 1 and one year of teaching experience.

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