Suzuki in the Schools Level 2
Jul 2226, 2024 in Austin, TX
at Buffalo-Niagara Suzuki Institute


Suzuki in the Schools Level 2

Instructor: Winifred Crock

Event Contact & Sign up

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Phone: 512-627-5938

Event Description

The Suzuki in the Schools Course Level II presents strategies for incorporating Suzuki philosophy and methodology in the intermediate stages of instruction in a string class setting. Core Suzuki pieces andsupplementary 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. Choosing repertoire to both engage students and develop technical and musical skills as one of the most vital components of a well-designed curriculum will alsobe addressed. This course will additionally present strategies for the foundational development of shifting, string crossings, sight-reading skills, minor tonality and advanced finger patterns, vibrato, rhythmic sensibility, and advanced bow strokes in a heterogeneous setting. Participants will acquire a basic understanding of fundamental principles of learning, and practice creating successful learning experiences that effectively change student thinking and behavior. 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.Additional course activities and topics will include discussion of ways to describe end goals and design representations of progress, vertical programming, age-appropriate parent involvement and successful approaches for using peer feedback and self-assessment.

Prerequisite course:

Suzuki in the Schools Level 1

Price: $635.00

7 enrolled out of 10 maximum.

See contact information below to sign up.

Trainer Information

Winifred Crock

In demand as a clinician, lecturer and conductor, Winifred Crock has lectured at Midwest, NAFME, ASTA and SAA conferences and has been the featured string clinician at universities and conferences across the country and internationally. Mrs. Crock was the Director of Orchestras at Parkway Central High School, Parkway School District, for over 25 years and has maintained a private violin studio in suburban St. Louis, Missouri for far longer. Mrs. Crock holds music degrees from SIU-E and Kent State University. She is a graduate of the Suzuki Talent Education Institute in Matsumoto, Japan under the tutelage of Shinichi Suzuki, is a SAA Teacher Trainer and is a certified Kodály method instructor. She has received numerous teaching awards and is the author of publications including the Pattern Play for Strings Series, and with Laurie Scott and William Dick, the Learning Together Series, They have also been the recipients of the SAA Community Learning Award.


Monday, July 22 to Friday, July 26, , 2024


This event will be held online.

Buffalo-Niagara Suzuki Institute

6821 Joyce St
Austin TX 78757

Phone: 512-627-5938
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More Info & Contact

Laurie Scott, Director

Phone: 512-627-5938
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