Enrichment Courses

2019 registration is now open.



June 30 - July 5, 2019 | Teaching Group Classes for Cellists - Carey Beth Hockett


Group teaching is an essential skill for every Suzuki teacher. Through a combination of “hands on” group class teaching and lively discussions, participants will leave with a wealth of teaching ideas and deeper appreciation of the impact of the group class experience on the Suzuki student.


This is a supplement to the unit courses. Participants should be conversant with the Suzuki repertoire and have registered units through book 4.

Pre-requisite: All books covered in the overview course. Class size is limited to 15 participants



Teachers who have completed the group class course may wish to return as a fellowship student. Please write Blake Brasch at CSI@musicinst.org for more information on the Group class for cellists fellowship program.


June 30 - July 5, 2019 | Cello Group Class Fellowship                   - Carey Beth Hockett

Group class teaching is at the core of Dr. Suzuki’s philosophy, yet this skill is probably the least understood. The group class fellowship is designed for experienced group class teachers wishing to improve their group teaching through the opportunity to teach at a internationally recognized Suzuki cello institute. Participants will collaborate with Carey Hockett and each other to teach a 5 day group class of students. Daily consultation and observation hours will be part of the course.  Class size is limited to 6 participants.


Completed training through book 10
Completed a group class teaching course with an SAA registered trainer


Application should include:
15 min. sample video of the applicant teaching group lessons to same group of students on multiple occasions (eg. 3 videos 5 minutes each of consecutive lessons).
Contact Institute director for more information


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About Carey Beth Hockett

Carey Beth Hockett has been actively involved in the Suzuki world for more than 30 years. She taught at the Ithaca Talent Education School and then for the London Suzuki Group and has recently joined the faculty of the Colburn School in Los Angeles. She was a member of the International Suzuki Association’s Cello Committee and served as repertoire consultant to the Associated Board of Royal Schools of Music. She has given numerous workshops for teachers and children across Europe and America is well known for her work with groups of all sizes. She is the founder of Corkybird Enterprizes, which produces creative designs for music education.