Content of Book 3 Training—violin and cello

Amy Macy said: May 13, 2014
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I am applying for a fellowship to do teacher training one on one. Does anyone know where I could get a description of what "activities" are included in book 3 training? I can just make it up based on my prior training, but I'd like to be able to base my description on something a bit more formal.

Amy Macy said: May 13, 2014
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This is a description that I came up with in case there isn't anything official (the application is due on May 15!):

Teacher training in each book consists of two main areas.  1.  Detailed working through of the repertoire that is to be taught in the book.  In each piece there are main teaching points and passages to be previewed and these are thoroughly covered.  2.  Instruction on additional technical areas that are meant to be covered while a student is going through the material, but which may or may not be included in the student book.  

Additional topics are covered, such as running a private studio, communication with parents, planning and leading group classes which are an integral part of the method, etc.

Any thing I should add?

Barb said: May 13, 2014
Barb Ennis
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Hi—I have a syllabus sheet given to me by my teacher trainer for Suzuki Cello. She gave it to me to encourage me to continue training—I don't know if it is something official or not, but I think it might help you.

Topics for all books: Suzuki Philosophy, parent-teacher relationships, ethics, goals and expectations, listening and performance skills, group lessons, tonalizations, body use/integration of the whole, teaching points of pieces, development of musical style (book 2 and beyond)

Book 3:
Left Hand: scales and arpeggios (list), shifting, positions (list), develop vibrato, trills
Bowing principles or Styles: Sautille preparation, bow distribution
Elements of Musicianship: Ornamentation, reading process, key relationships

Hope that helps!

Music Teachers Helper—for individual teachers
Studio Helper—for entire music studios or schools

Amy Macy said: May 14, 2014
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That is great! Thanks Barb!

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