Studio of Gail Lange

Beginning Book 2
How do make the transition for ‘ear →eye’ in Book II: Piano
Jun 23 and Jul 7, 2020 in Guelph, ON
at Studio of Gail Lange


Beginning Book 2: How do make the transition for ‘ear →eye’ in Book II: Piano

Instructor: Gail Lange,

Event Contact

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Phone: 519-821-2273

Additional Schedule Information

With the likely possibility of technological issues, the class might end a little after 9:30!
It would be preferable that participants in this seminar have also completed Unit 2 Suzuki piano pedagogy.

Event Description

Review how Suzuki student in Book 1 learns by ear, but has  some initial experiences with notation and rhythm away from the instrument.  How to introduce reading at the piano in Book II
*First Session*:
Participants will share their strategies:
- how students learn by ear
- how the teacher helps the parent promote learning by ear at home.
- How to prepare student for  written symbols  for notation and rhythm
*Second session:*
- Reading at the piano
- How does student learn Ecossaise and Short Story?
- How the use of review of Book 1 pieces facilitates learning the notes of early Book 2 pieces.

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 23 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM continuing July 7 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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