Double summer institute teacher training

Tiffany Holliday said: Jan 30, 2012
Tiffany Holliday
Suzuki Association Member
Violin, Viola
Eugene, OR
12 posts

Hey guys! I’m a poor graduate student at the University of Oregon and I’m looking for double units of upper violin book training (5-8) to do this summer that are affordable. Intermountain in Utah looks promising, though I am not sure that I can actually do two books there. I live in Oregon, so it would be great if I could drive there and/or stay with someone instead of paying for housing. I have a friend in Utah that might let me stay with her but I am still looking around. Any suggestions?

Mikaela said: Feb 9, 2012
Mikaela CashViolin, Viola
28 posts

Tiffany, I have done the double units at Intermountain and it worked out wonderfully. In fact—although this may have changed since it has been a few years—I crunched some numbers comparing our NW options to the Utah options, and for me it was actually cheaper to go to Utah, even including airfare! If you have free lodging too, then you should go for it. I love the large size of the institute, which provides plenty of observation options and excellent teachers. Intermountain double units are designed to be done 2-3, 4-5, 6-7, etc. You can do 5-6, I think, but it does make it somewhat more complicated. Definitely something to ask the staff about—maybe consider skipping book 5, and doing it as a single unit later.

Merietta Oviatt said: Feb 10, 2012
Merietta Oviatt
Suzuki Association Member
Violin, Suzuki in the Schools, Cello, Viola
Stevens Point, WI
104 posts

Tiffany! Go to intermountain. It really is a great institute. I pretty much got all of my training there with the exception of 2 or 3 books. You should e-mail me—we should talk ;0)
The best part of that institute (aside from the great teachers & students) is the GIANT market. They have everything there—I would go just to shop!

Dr. Merietta Oviatt
Suzuki Specialist
Viola/Violin Instructor
Aber Suzuki Center, University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point
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