Positive Psychology and Suzuki Teaching
May 115, 2023 in Waterloo, ON, Canada
at Southwestern Ontario Suzuki Workshop


Positive Psychology and Suzuki Teaching

Instructor: Elayne Ras

Additional Schedule Information

This is a 10 hour, non-instrument specific enrichment course being held in a hybrid format on Mondays, May 1 and 8 from 1-4pm, and May 15 from 1-5pm. In person classes will occur at PLAST Ukrainian Centre, 516 The Kingsway, Etobicoke, Ontario.

Event Description

This course will explore the concepts of Positive Psychology as applied to Suzuki teaching. Suzuki’s foundational principles of creating a “positive environment” for students to best thrive, building character through music, and his desire for the “happiness of all children” are reflected and enhanced using Positive Psychology principles and practices.

Price: $355.00

1 enrolled out of 20 maximum.

See contact information below to sign up.

Trainer Information

Elayne Ras

Elayne Ras began Suzuki violin lessons at the age of 11 at the first Suzuki school in Toronto. She received her HBMus (Performance) & her BA in Psychology from the University of Western Ontario and became a Violin Teacher Trainer in 2002. A clinician for numerous Suzuki workshops and institutes in Canada and the US, Elayne has also adjudicated at music festivals, and served 10 years on the board of the Suzuki Association of Ontario. She is a member of the Guelph Symphony, and taught with the Suzuki String School of Guelph for 14 years. Elayne is the Director of the Southwestern Ontario Suzuki Institute in Waterloo, Ontario as well as SOSI’s director of violin/viola programming. She completed a Certificate in Applied Positive Psychology, and is excited to be able to apply principles of Positive Psychology in her studio, and in her teacher training classes.


Monday, May 1 to Monday, May 15, , 2023


This event will be held online.

Southwestern Ontario Suzuki Workshop

75 University Ave W
Waterloo ON N2L 3C5

Phone: 519-240-6995
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More Info & Contact

Website: mysosi.ca

Elayne Ras

Phone: 519-605-0145
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Tracy Jewell, Administrator

Phone: 519-240-6995
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