Suzuki by the Green

Piano Teaching Strategies
Jul 1923, 2021 in Waban, MA
at Suzuki by the Green


Piano Teaching Strategies

Instructor: Caroline Fraser

Event Description

The Teaching Strategies course offers Suzuki teachers the opportunity to receive feedback from master teacher Caroline Fraser and to share ideas and encouragement with a community of teachers learning together.

Suzuki Circle 2021 at Suzuki By The Green introduces a new twist to this valuable course.

As always, participants may bring a lesson video from their studio or teach one of their own students during class time, receiving feedback on those lessons. As an alternative, participants may instead choose to teach a student belonging to another course participant, and receive feedback on their lesson as a “guest teacher.” Participants choosing this option will be paired with another teacher to “swap” students during the class.

Suzuki Circle 2021 at Suzuki By The Green’s Teaching Strategies is a one-week (20 hour) course. In addition to the offerings mentioned above, the course will include the following extra elements:

  • Observation and discussion of daily masterclasses taught by Caroline Fraser (each participant will be invited to arrange for one of their students to take part in these masterclasses, at an additional fee).

  • Optional observation of student activities (group classes, parent talks, student recitals) on Saturday.

  • Optional participation in “Suzuki Circle Cafe” teacher discussion and “Teacher Music Share” performance opportunity on Sunday.

With this expanded online Teaching Strategies course, we aim to build community and inspire students and teachers alike with new ideas and perspectives to bring back to their home studios.

Prerequisite course:

Piano Unit 1

Signup closed.

Trainer Information

Caroline Fraser

Caroline Fraser is from Scotland. She graduated from Edinburgh University with a Bachelor of Music degree and studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London, obtaining the diplomas Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Music (piano) and Licentiate of the Royal College of Music (violin). She obtained a Masters of Music degree with Kodaly emphasis from Holy Names University (HNU) in California. From 1992 until 1999 she was lecturer in music theory at HNU, where she continues to direct the Summer Suzuki Piano Teacher Training Institute. Caroline is an ESA and SAA teacher trainer. She currently lives in Lima, Peru and is a Latin American liaison for the SAA. She has given teacher training courses all over Latin America and the USA, in Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia. She is passionate about promoting a natural approach to learning and to teaching music reading and theory.


Monday, July 19 to Friday, July 23, , 2021


This event will be held online.

Suzuki by the Green

1615 Beacon Street
Waban MA 02468

Phone: 617-964-4522

More Info & Contact


Sachiko Isihara, Institute co-director

Phone: 617-549-8383
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Donny Landers IV, Institute co-director, Teaching Strategies contact

Phone: 6177759596
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