Violin Unit 1
Oct 23, 2016 – Apr 9, 2017 in Toronto, ON
at Royal Conservatory of Music
Violin Unit 1
Instructor: Margot Jewell
Duration: 28 hours sessions, plus 6 hours of observation
NOTE: The registration deadline for Unit one is two weeks before the start dates listed above. All audition materials for Unit 1 Courses must be submitted 10 days prior to course start.
Unit 1 Topics will include:
- A detailed study of the Suzuki repertoire
- The role of the group class in the Suzuki Method
- Research into Early Childhood Development
- Discussion of the Parent/Teacher/Student triangle
- Musical motivation—how to create it in the studio
- Use of supplementary materials
- How to set up a child on their instrument
- The basic bow and left hand techniques involved in Book one repertoire
- The development of technique and tone.
- Strategies for working with young children
- Group classes strategies.
- How to enable the parent to both work with their children and establish regular home practice.
- Discussion of how to establish and build a Suzuki studio.
- A high school diploma
- Active membership status in the Suzuki Association of the Americas
- Completion of ‘Every Child Can!’
- Approved videotaped audition through the SAA at the appropriate level for the course by the required deadline. Please see more details at: https://suzukiassociation.org/teachers/training/
- All participants in the Teacher Development Program are asked to prepare the repertoire to be studied to the point of fluent performance. Memorization is not required but is recommended.
- Participants should be conversant with the ideas presented in Dr. Suzuki’s book “Nurtured by Love”.
- 100% in class attendance is required in all of the Unit courses.
- Teacher participants are required to observe lessons given by the trainer as well as those of other teachers. Participants will have the opportunity to do some observations by video; the trainer may provide videotapes of students having lessons in the trainers’ home studio.
- Repertoire will be performed in class as part of the study of each book.
- There will be some written course work.
- Participants will have the opportunity to have a short one-on-one consultation with the Teacher Trainer.
About the Instructor:
Margot Jewell, an SAA teacher trainer, received her Bachelor of music from McMaster University. She also studied with Victor Martin at the University of Toronto and Baroque training was with Jeanne Lamon and Kevin Mallon. She was most influenced by her three months of study with Shinichi Suzuki at the Talent Education Institute, Matsumoto, Japan. Margot has enjoyed working with young people and their families, first at the Hamilton Suzuki School where she taught violin and was also the director. Then in 1982 she founded Etobicoke Suzuki Music, where she presently teaches and is co-director. Margot was an active freelance musician and currently enjoys her work as a festival adjudicator across Canada and an Examiner for the Royal Conservatory of Music. As the RCM String Specialist, Margot is involved in the training and development of examiners. She enjoys teaching at Suzuki workshops and institutes as well as summer music camps. She is presently a board member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas.
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 13 *
*A discounted Audition Fee applies if audition is submitted before August 28. If submitted within 8-weeks of the course start date, the regular audition fee will apply.
Margot Jewell has enjoyed working with young people and their families, first at the Hamilton Suzuki School where she taught violin and was also the director. In 1982 she founded Etobicoke Suzuki Music, where she presently teaches and is co-director. She received training from many inspiring Suzuki trainers, including a three-month study time in Matsumoto with Shinichi Suzuki in 1985. Margot is now a registered Suzuki violin Teacher Trainer with the SAA.
Margot was an active freelance musician and currently enjoys her work as a festival adjudicator across Canada and an Examiner for the Royal Conservatory of Music . As the RCM String Specialist, Margot is involved in the training and development of examiners. She enjoys teaching at Suzuki workshops and institutes as well as summer music camps. She is a past board member of the SAA and the Suzuki Association of Ontario .
Sunday, October 23, , 2016 to Sunday, April 9, , 2017
273 Bloor St W
Toronto ON M5S 1W2
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