Any Suzuki Teachers that do Piano Guild Auditions?

Margy said: Sep 30, 2008
Margy Barber
Suzuki Association Member
Piano
34 posts

I’ve joined Piano Guild for the first time and plan on having about 11 or 12 of my students participate in auditions…does anyone have a compiled list of where each of our Suzuki repertoire pieces are placed in the Guild levels? (EA, EB…IA, IB, PA, etc). The syllabus only gives a handful of sample pieces with their placements…surely someone out there has been through Guild auditions and can list where our piano repertoire lands in their requirements?

Thanks!!!

Kay Taylor said: Dec 21, 2008
Kay TaylorPiano
Vancouver, WA
5 posts

I haven’t joined guild, but I have had my students do the MTNA Adjudications through my local chapter. It was an ok experience for my students as well as myself. I have discovered though, that having a more experienced Suzuki teacher, come to my studio and do Master Classes—3 students per hour is a better learning tool for myself as well as my students. I did both last year, having the second and third year students prepare for adjudications and the youngest ones just doing the master classes. I felt my students gained MORE from the master classes. The technique, vocabulary, philosophy were all the same. This year, I’m taking the funds I would have used for Auditions, to have Master Classes only . I can’t wait to have ALL of my students participate, including the very youngest ones.

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