Deprogramming the “Suzuki Robot”
Eradicating Barriers to Freedom and Expression
Aug 8 and 15, 2020 in Washington
at Studio of David Strom


Deprogramming the “Suzuki Robot”: Eradicating Barriers to Freedom and Expression

Instructor: David Strom,

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Event Description

One of the most common and pernicious criticisms of Suzuki students is that they “play like robots.” Unfortunately, having a common repertoire and technique may make our students especially vulnerable to this phenomenon. How can Suzuki teachers simultaneously inculcate a natural ease of technique while also cultivating thoughtful, expressive, spontaneous, and coachable artists? This irreverent seminar will offer specific techniques that can be used in individual and group lessons to encourage students to interfere with the “robot” and foster sensitive musicians who are in control of mind, body and heart.

Course full.

Trainer Information

David Strom

David Strom resides in the Washington, DC, area, where he co-directs the Northern Virginia Suzuki Music School in Mclean, VA, with Ronda Cole and the Herndon Suzuki School in Ashburn, VA, with Will Hurd. Mr. Strom is an SAA Registered Teacher Trainer. He is a frequent clinician at workshops and institutes around the country. He holds a BM from the Hartt School and an MM from the University of Maryland. David is a former Suzuki kid, and proud father of daughter Juliet.


August 8 12:00 PM to 2:30 PM continuing August 15 12:00 PM to 2:30 PM (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time


Studio of David Strom

620 Michigan Ave NE
O'Boyle Hall, Room 317

Phone: 301-325-8742
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