Back to top

Coming Soon: Online Suzuki Teacher Training at MIC

Big News! MIC is now offering Online Suzuki Teacher Training

Registration will open soon. 
For questions and details or to register your interest, please contact Avi Friedlander.

Become a Trained Suzuki Teacher

Are You Ready To Become a Suzuki Teacher?

  • Are you a professional musician who wants to teach music and share the love of music with young children?
  • Do you have a genuine interest in helping children develop and grow through the study of music?
  • Are you interested in working cooperatively with students, parents, and colleagues?

Train to Be A Suzuki Teacher Right Here at MIC. 
The Suzuki Method provides a unique avenue for helping children and families and provides opportunities for growth as musicians, teachers, and families.

More Suzuki Teachers Are Needed
Since the Suzuki Method was introduced to North America, the Suzuki Method has become a major force in music education.  Interest in the method has grown significantly over the years as teachers, parents, and students experience its results. This has increased the need for qualified Suzuki teachers across the world.

What Is The Suzuki Method?

The Suzuki method is a philosophy that aims to teach children how to play music through the mother tongue approach. 
Dr. Suzuki's goal was to go beyond the development of professional musicians and to create character development through a nurturing approach to learning.  Some of the features of the Suzuki Method are Parent Involvement, Early Beginning, Listening, Repetition, Environment, Social Component, Repertoire, and Reading.

Suzuki Teacher Training Faculty

Ann Montzka Smelser - Violin
Sarah Montzka - Viola
Aubrey Faith-Slaker - Piano
Avi Friedlander - Cello
Meret Bitticks - Flute

Online Suzuki Teacher Training Program Description

Class Size:
• ECC online has a maximum enrollment of 15 participants
• Practicum has a maximum enrollment of 5 participants
• Books 1 - 9 & 10 online courses have a maximum enrollment of 10 participants
• Enrichment courses has a max of 15 participants

• ECC - $150
• Unit 1 - $800
• Practicum - $275
• Units 2 - 10 - $475
• Enrichment $275

Observations for all courses will be online.

Additional in-person observations are available at the Music Institute of Chicago for any participant who has attended an online course.
All in-person observations have to be confirmed before attending.
Participation in registered Suzuki teacher training is contingent upon current membership and a successful audition with the Suzuki Association of the Americas. It is the participant's responsibility to fulfill this requirement.

Please contact Avi Friedlander with any questions at