How to become a Suzuki teacher


said: Mar 10, 2010
 1 posts

Hi, everyone,
I have learned fiddle for 5 years from a great teacher who won SC heritage award. I teach my own son and now his skill is better than mine. I enjoy teaching children. Some day, I would like to teach children either fiddle or basic level of violin. I am interesting in Suzuki method. I would like to be a certified Suzuki teacher; do I have to have the academic music training? And, how can I go forward from the ground zero at this point?
thanks in advance,

Ruth Brons said: Mar 10, 2010
Ruth Brons
Suzuki Association Member
Violin, Viola
Livingston, NJ
148 posts

A good place to start would be to go through the information available right here at

First you might want to read the Audition Guidelines:

And then search for training options at Summer Institutes:

Best Wishes,

Ruth Brons
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Jennifer Visick said: Mar 10, 2010
Jennifer VisickForum Moderator
Suzuki Association Member
Viola, Suzuki in the Schools, Violin
998 posts

Besides summer institute training, there are also several long-term training courses at colleges or universities. For example, (the only one I can think of at the moment), I believe the University of New Mexico offers a degree in String Pedagogy, which includes Suzuki violin books 1-10 teacher training.

Or there are some SAA teacher trainers who will do apprenticeships on a long-term or semi-long term basis.

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