Suzuki in the Schools Level 1
Jul 1014, 2023 in Austin, TX
at Buffalo-Niagara Suzuki Institute


Suzuki in the Schools Level 1

Instructor: Laurie Scott

Event Contact & Sign up

Email: [javascript protected email address]
Phone: 512-627-5938

Additional Schedule Information

  • The technical aspects of the curriculum are focused on violin, viola, cello and bass, however transfer of learning principles and adaptation of materials can be applicable to any instrument.  

  • Observations will be a part of the 25 hour class structure and will take place during class time. They may include watching live or pre-recorded group classes taught by the instructor and/or teaching examples and concert videos.

  • Class assignments will be tailored to each participant’s needs and

Event Description

A heterogeneous string class taught using the concepts of the Suzuki Method has the interest of many string teachers. This Suzuki in the Schools course explores the application of the Suzuki philosophy and materials for classroom success.

The 23-hour course includes 15 hours of classroom instruction, 5 hours of observation and supervised teaching in a Violin B class, and three hours of observation of the trainers in orchestra and group classes. Trainer will provide videos of working with public school classes for participants interested in additional observations.

Participants wishing to register the course with the SAA must have completed and registered ECC and Book 1 in their individual instrument.

This course is designed with a focus on group learning and practice. In addition to discussion of core Suzuki Book 1 material, additional repertoire and methodology are included in the class structure. Materials feature unison ensemble materials that enhance technical work and provide ensemble foundations. An expansive pre-Twinkle section includes materials and strategies for pre-twinkle solo and group work. Technical work for all string instruments will be covered through the “Rigadoon/Etude” solo level. Foundational concepts of literacy and sequential development of ensemble skills are woven into this curriculum. Other topics such as mastery, group learning, student engagement, and parent education and involvement will be discussed.

Prerequisite course:

Bass Unit 1, or Cello Unit 1, or Flute Unit 1, or Guitar Unit 1, or Harp Unit 1, or Organ Unit 1, or Piano Unit 1, or Recorder Unit 1, or Viola Unit 1, or Violin Unit 1, or Voice Unit 1

Signup closed.

Trainer Information

Laurie Scott

Laurie Scott is Associate Professor of Music and Human Learning at The University of Texas at Austin. Additionally, she serves as the director of The University of Texas String Project and the Musical Lives string program at UT Elementary School. She has received both the Teaching Excellence Award from the Butler School of Music and from the College of Fine Arts. A former middle and high school orchestra director, she now mentors young professionals toward successful lives as string educators. As a pedagogue and teacher, Laurie serves as an advocate for inclusive and diverse music classrooms, adult music learners, and access to quality music instruction for all children. Her former students have become exemplary string educators, professional studio and symphony musicians, and passionate arts advocates. She is co-author of the books Mastery for Strings, Learning Together and ”From the Stage to the Studio: How Fine Performers become Great Teachers.”


Monday, July 10 to Friday, July 14, , 2023


This event will be held online.

Buffalo-Niagara Suzuki Institute

6821 Joyce St
Austin TX 78757-2333

Phone: 512-627-5938
[javascript protected email address]

The SAA sets guidelines for Suzuki institutes, festivals and teacher workshops and sanctions separate organizations to manage such events. For specific information on schedules, enrollment, pricing, housing, etc. please contact sponsoring organizations directly. Please see the Event Listing Guide regarding the posting of events.