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ECC + Violin Book 1 Teacher Training with Liz Arbus

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  • Online + in-person hybrid class offering for Every Child Can! and Violin Unit 1
  • In-person classes held in Pasadena, California with online attendance possible via Zoom
  • 8-hour ECC course held March 16-17, 2024 from 9:00am-1:00pm, Pacific Time. Cost $110
  • 28-hour Unit 1 course held Sundays from 8:00am -12:00pm Pacific time April 7-May 19 Cost $750
  • 15 hours observation required (available online or in person)
  • real time attendance required (no video replays available)
  • SAA basic audition required for SAA registration

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Every Child Can!© (ECC) is an introduction to Dr. Suzuki's philosophy and its application to Suzuki education.

This course is for parents, teachers, prospective teachers and others.

For teachers, ECC serves as the first course requirement in the Suzuki Association of the Americas' Teacher Development Program. This course provides an inspiring, in-depth look at the Suzuki approach to teaching and learning.

In addition to exploring the elements of the Suzuki approach and its far-reaching goals, it includes an introduction to learning styles, history of the development of Suzuki education, the role of parents, the importance of Suzuki pedagogical training, and an overview of the SAA's role in supporting teachers and parents.

Violin Unit 1 Training provides a comprehensive approach to teaching beginner violin students from Pre-K ages and beyond. Special attention given to the early stages including instrument position, bow hold and tone development. This course covers all the repertoire and teaching points for the pieces included in Suzuki Violin School Volume 1.

Liz Arbus is an SAA Sanctioned Teacher Trainer. Liz received her Bachelors Degree in Music Education at Illinois State University and her Masters Degree in Violin Performance at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville where she studied with the renowned Suzuki Teacher Trainer, John Kendall. She became director of Suzuki Talent Education in Pasadena (STEP) in 2002. She enjoys teaching at Suzuki Institutes all over the United States. Liz studies Baroque performance practice along with continuing musical education at independent and Suzuki workshops.

"When love is deep, much can be accomplished." - Shinichi Suzuki

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