Western Springs School of Talent Education

Violin Unit 1
Oct 25, 2016Mar 14, 2017 in Western Springs, IL
at Western Springs School of Talent Education


Violin Unit 1

Instructor: Edward Kreitman,

Event Description

Instructor: Edward Kreitman

Dates: Tuesdays — October 25, November 8 and 22, December 6 and 20, January 17 and 31, February 14 and 28, March 14

Time: 10am—1pm 

Location: Western Springs School of Talent Education, 1106 Chestnut Street, Western Springs, IL (3rd floor of Education Building)

Course Description: This course will cover all of the musical and technical development of the material in Suzuki Violin Book 1 as well as Suzuki Philosophy and parent education.  Special attention will be given to all basic skills including posture of the body, instrument, bow hold, left hand set up and teaching through the priorities of Posture, Tone, Intonation, Musicianship and learning how to play by ear.  Some of the 18 required hours of observation will take place during class. The remainder can be done in person at the school, or through our online observation website: realviolinlessons.com

Prerequisite: Every Child Can!

Audition: Violin Basic, Intermediate, or Comprehensive, or Viola Basic, Intermediate, or Comprehensive. 

Registration: $765.00

Refund Deadline: Refunds are available up until 30 days before the course start date. No refunds permitted for this course after September 25, 2016. There are no refunds given for registrants who do not complete the course prerequisites or audition requirement if the refund request is made after the refund deadline. Registrants who have not completed the course prerequisites and audition requirement by the first day of the course will continue to participate as auditors. Auditors observe the class but do not fully participate. Auditors will not have this course registered with the SAA as completed.

Prerequisite course:

Every Child Can!, or Filosofía

Audition: Violin Basic, or Violin Intermediate, or Violin Comprehensive, or Viola Basic, or Viola Intermediate, or Viola Comprehensive.

Deadline: All audition materials must be submitted by October 15 *
*A discounted Audition Fee applies if audition is submitted before August 30. If submitted within 8-weeks of the course start date, the regular audition fee will apply.

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Trainer Information

Edward Kreitman

Edward Kreitman is the founder and Director of the Western Springs School of Talent Education and the Naperville Suzuki School. Mr. Kreitman received his undergraduate degree from Western Illinois University where he studied Suzuki Pedagogy with Doris Preucil and Almita Vamos. In 1986 , he studied at the Talent Education Summer School with Dr. Suzuki in Matsumoto, Japan.

Mr. Kreitman has served the Suzuki Teacher’s Association in many capacities including a member of the Board of Directors, Violin Committee, Teacher Development team and as Coordinator for several National Suzuki Teacher Conferences. Recently he served on the SAA team which developed the Every Child Can! introductory course. Edward Kreitman enjoys an international reputation as a guest clinician at Suzuki institutes and workshops. Mr. Kreitman is a registered Teacher Trainer of the Suzuki Association of the Americas and is the author of Teaching from the Balance Point: A Guide for Suzuki Parents, Teachers and Students and Teaching with an Open Heart: A Guide for Developing Conscious Musicianship. In 2008, Mr. Kreitman was honored with the Suzuki Chair Award at the American Suzuki Institute in Stevens Point, Wisconsin.


Tuesday, October 25, , 2016 to Tuesday, March 14, , 2017


Western Springs School of Talent Education

1106 Chestnut St
Western Springs IL 60558

Phone: 708-246-9309
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