Suzuki in the Schools Level 2
Jul 1317, 2021 in South Wales, NY
at Buffalo-Niagara Suzuki Institute


Suzuki in the Schools Level 2

Instructor: Laurie Scott,

Event Contact & Sign up

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Phone: 512-627-5938

Additional Schedule Information

Contact the Institute Director, Dr. Laurie Scott, for additional information and registration materials.

Event Description

The Suzuki in the School Level 2 Course focuses on the intermediate or middle school orchestra experience, which solidifies not only skills necessary for success in high school and beyond, but also illuminates the ensemble as a social and artistic cohort. This period of skill development is crucial for preparing the technical and musical skills that will foster continued involvement in music beyond high school ensembles. Core Suzuki pieces and supplementary repertoire that supports intermediate levels of study will be presented and discussed. The course continues development of key strands of learning such as group instruction, aural skills, literacy and ensemble skills. Participants will acquire a basic understanding of fundamental principles of learning, and practice creating successful learning experiences that effectively change student thinking and behavior. This course includes discussion and teaching strategies related to the following topics: developing solo literature across the ensemble, sequential introduction of advanced technique in the heterogeneous setting, strategies for describing end goals and designing representations of progress, bow exercises that prepare students for advanced literature, concert preparation, programming literature that develops technique, aural skills as they relate to ensemble skills, developing rhythmic security and sensibility, vertical programming, the importance of classroom culture, successful approaches for using peer feedback and self-assessment, fingerboard geography as a vehicle for secure shifting and sight-reading, fundamental knowledge with clear connections to advanced skill, assessment measures that engage, motivate, and encourage independent learning, age appropriate parent involvement, and successful approaches for using peer feedback and self-assessment. The technical aspects of the curriculum are focused on violin, viola, cello and bass, however transfer of learning principles and adaptation of materials can be applicable to any instrument.

Prerequisite course:

Suzuki in the Schools Level 1

Course full.

Trainer Information

Laurie Scott

Laurie Scott is Associate Professor of Music and Human Learning at The University of Texas at Austin. Additionally, she serves as the director of The University of Texas String Project and the Musical Lives string program at UT Elementary School. She has received both the Teaching Excellence Award from the Butler School of Music and from the College of Fine Arts. A former middle and high school orchestra director, she now mentors young professionals toward successful lives as string educators. As a pedagogue and teacher, Laurie serves as an advocate for inclusive and diverse music classrooms, adult music learners, and access to quality music instruction for all children. Her former students have become exemplary string educators, professional studio and symphony musicians, and passionate arts advocates. She is co-author of the books Mastery for Strings, Learning Together and ”From the Stage to the Studio: How Fine Performers become Great Teachers.”


Tuesday, July 13 to Saturday, July 17, , 2021


This event will be held online.

Buffalo-Niagara Suzuki Institute

5866 Vermont Hill Rd
South Wales NY 14139

Phone: 512-627-5938
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More Info & Contact

Laurie Scott, Director

Phone: 512-627-5938
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