Omaha Conservatory of Music Suzuki Institute

Violin Unit 6
Jul 1923, 2024 in Omaha, NE
at Omaha Conservatory of Music Suzuki Institute


Violin Unit 6

Instructor: Ruth Meints

Event Contact & Sign up

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Phone: 402-932-4978

Event Description

The Suzuki Violin Book 6 teacher training course is an advanced program tailored for experienced Suzuki violin instructors seeking to expand their expertise in the renowned Suzuki method. This course delves deeply into the content and pedagogy of Suzuki Violin Book 6, offering comprehensive insights into teaching advanced techniques and repertoire. Participants will explore nuanced aspects of bowing, fingering, and musical interpretation, as well as delve into the intricate works featured in Book 6. The training emphasizes the development of a keen musical ear, tone production, and effective teaching strategies, ensuring that instructors can guide their students to reach a high level of proficiency in the violin. Upon completion of this course, teachers will be well-prepared to nurture the musical talents of their students as they progress to more complex and challenging pieces in the Suzuki repertoire.

In-person observations will be completed on-site by observing Violin/Viola Intensive (July 18-19) and SoundWaves (July 20-27).

Prerequisite course:

Viola Unit 3, or Violin Unit 3

Audition: Violin Intermediate, or Violin Comprehensive.

Deadline: All audition materials must be submitted by July 5 *

Price: $450.00

5 enrolled out of 15 maximum.

See contact information below to sign up.

Trainer Information

Ruth Meints

Ruth Meints is the Executive Director of the Omaha Conservatory of Music (OCM) since 2005 and authored the String Sprouts curriculum, a program for preschoolers in underserved areas. She teaches violin/viola at OCM and conducts frequent workshops in pedagogy and music education, integrating current neuroscience findings into music teaching. At OCM, she has created many music programs, such as Summer Institutes, Winter Festival Orchestra, a full music program at the St. Augustine Indian Mission School, and Inside the Mind of the Artist recital and master class series.  

In 2016, Ruth was given the Governor’s Arts Award for excellence in arts education in Nebraska. She has also presented a TedXOmaha talk entitled “Music, Preschoolers, and Poverty.”

Ruth received her Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance from University of Nebraska-Lincoln and her Master of Music degree with an emphasis in Suzuki pedagogy from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville under the mentorship of John Kendall.


Friday, July 19 to Tuesday, July 23, , 2024


Omaha Conservatory of Music Suzuki Institute

7023 Cass St.
Omaha NE 68132

Phone: 402-932-4978
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More Info & Contact


Candace Jorgensen, Programming Director, Omaha Conservatory of Music

Phone: 402-932-4978 ext. 210
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Gretchen Crane

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