Japan-Seattle Suzuki Institute

Violin Practicum
Aug 4Oct 1, 2024 in Seattle, WA
at Japan-Seattle Suzuki Institute


Violin Practicum

Instructor: Edmund Sprunger

Additional Schedule Information

Sunday, Aug 4th: 11-2 pm PST
Mon, Aug 5—Fri, Aug 9: Daily from 3:30—5:30 pm PST

The scheduled hours above leave 2 remaining class hours TBD, which will be scheduled in class, to take place no later than Oct 1, at a time that is mutually agreeable for the instructor and participants.

Event Description

Participants will have the opportunity to return to their home studios and implement ideas and strategies in their teaching, before the final 2 hours of class work and discussion around their experiences.

Practicum focuses on honing the art of teaching, to enhance the level-by-level unit training. Practicum is recommended for all teachers and can be taken multiple times, any time after Unit 1. With a maximum class size of 5, the course allows for much individual attention. Participants will prepare two videos:

  • A complete 30-minute lesson

  • One 30-minute segment compiled of materials of their choice: consecutive lesson segments from the same student, a group lesson, a reading lesson, a challenging student, lesson segments at different book levels…

It is recommended that participants record many lessons over time and select from them the portions to include on the video brought to the Practicum.

Prerequisite course:

Viola Unit 1, or Violin Unit 1

Price: $495.00

2 enrolled out of 5 maximum.

See contact information below to sign up.

Trainer Information

Edmund Sprunger

Edmund Sprunger, Missouri. BA in music from Goshen College, MSW from the University of Michigan (with a minor in administration), and extensive training at the St. Louis Psychoanalytic Institute. In addition to his teaching, he is also a psychotherapist and psychoanalyst in private practice, and the author of two books. His diverse set of skills and experiences includes having studied in Japan with Dr. Suzuki, as well as in China in the 1980’s. He also serves as the Director of Community Education at the St. Louis Psychoanalytic Institute, and as a Board member for the Suzuki Association of the Americas.


Sunday, August 4 to Tuesday, October 1, , 2024


This event will be held online.

Japan-Seattle Suzuki Institute

3307 3rd Ave W
Seattle Pacific University
Seattle WA 98119

Phone: 425-298-3014
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More Info & Contact

Website: www.japanseattle.org

Erin Rushforth, Director of Student Affairs

Phone: (425) 298-3014
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Holly Blackwelder Carpenter, Director of Teacher Development

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Kristina Turner, Assistant Director

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