Studio of Gail Lange

Preparing for the first Suzuki Piano lessons
Young child and Pre-Twinkle period First contacts with the child; how the parent is prepared
Jun 9 and 16, 2020 in Guelph, ON
at Studio of Gail Lange


Preparing for the first Suzuki Piano lessons: Young child and Pre-Twinkle period First contacts with the child; how the parent is prepared

Instructor: Gail Lange,

Event Contact

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Phone: 519-821-2273

Additional Schedule Information

The evening—7-9:30 is suggested. Since courses are online, it would be probably prudent to anticipate some technology disruptions. Please expect that we may finish a few minutes later than 9:30.

Event Description

*First session*
- Participants will be invited to share how the start-up of their initial Suzuki class(es) unfolded. 
- Highlight features that were particularly successful.
- What does the Suzuki teacher wish to set in motion in Pre-Twinkle period:  a) with child; b) with parent? (Pre-Twinkle period: before the child actually has a lesson at the piano)
- Implications of ‘mother-tongue’ learning;  do we truly understand It?

*Second session*
- Consider  further  the implications of mother-tongue method particularly in pre-Twinkle phase
- How to guide the parents in the early stages so they are comfortable with their role at home
- How to effect any changes as participants plan for the fall term

Course full.

Trainer Information

Gail Lange

Gail Lange is a Suzuki Piano teacher in Guelph, Ontario. A teacher trainer since 1984, Gail studied four months in Japan with Dr. Suzuki and Haruko Kataoka. Always inspired by the spirit of sharing in the Suzuki community, Gail has continued to observe and work with outstanding teachers. She is a frequent clinician at workshops and institutes particularly in Canada and offers training courses throughout the year in her Studio. Past-Chair of the Suzuki Association of Ontario, and former Piano Director of the Southwestern Ontario Suzuki Institute, Gail has also served twice on the SAA Board, was Piano Coordinator of the 2008 Conference and is Piano Ensembles Coordinator of the 2016 Conference. Along with Joan Krzywicki, she is spearheading the production of a video promoting Suzuki Piano. Currently, she is on Teacher Development Committee and is a SPA facilitator. In 2005 Gail was awarded the Queen Elizabeth Jubilee Medal by the Canadian government for her contributions to music


June 9 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM continuing June 16 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time


This event will be held online.

Studio of Gail Lange

8 Crawford St.
Guelph ON N1G 1Z1

Phone: 519-821-2273
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