Suzuki Early Childhood Education Curriculum Revision Course
Jul 11, 2021 in Edmonton, AB
at Alberta Summer Suzuki Institute


Suzuki Early Childhood Education Curriculum Revision Course

Instructor: Wan Tsai Chen, Sharon Jones

Event Description

The SECE Curriculum Review Course is available to any SECE teachers who have previously registered a minimum of ECC and SECE Stage One training with the SAA. Revisions to the SECE curriculum have been underway since July 2020 with a focus on bringing diversity, equity, inclusion, and access to the Suzuki Early Childhood Education Classroom. The SECE Curriculum Revision Courses will be taught in teams of two Teacher Trainers including Sharon Jones, Lynn McCall, Wan Tsai Chen, and Danette Warren Schuh. Each course will be 5 hours in length, over one day, with a maximum of 30 participants. The platform for these courses will be Zoom. The fee per course/per person will be $85 and SECE teachers will be able to register the course with the SAA.

Price: $85.00

0 enrolled out of 30 maximum.

See contact information below to sign up.

Trainer Information

Wan Tsai Chen

Wan Tsai truly believes that everyone can help change the world in their own small way! Her passion in teaching is to encourage students to become compassionate people with outstanding characters, using music as the medium.

Her devotion has led her to be an active advocator of Every Child Can in the global Suzuki communities. She has been passionately teaching violin for over 30 years and Suzuki early childhood education (SECE) for over 20. Wan Tsai is currently the Artistic Director for the Suzuki Talent Education Society in Calgary, Alberta since 2001. She also serves on SAA Board, SAA and ARSA SECE Teacher Trainer, SAA SECE committee member. She has been a clinician and presenter at workshops and institutes worldwide.

She received her B.A. in Music Performance from the Chinese Culture University and her M.A. in Curriculum and Teaching from Michigan State University.

Sharon Jones

At age ten, Sharon Jones met Dr. Suzuki and participated in his group classes at ASI in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. Three years later, she had the unique opportunity to work with Dr. Suzuki at an ISME Conference in her hometown of London, Canada as part of a small group of North American children. After spending four months in Japan in 1985, her mother, Dorothy Jones, returned home and began work on the Suzuki school she had promised Suzuki she would start. It was at this time she asked Sharon to begin developing the baby/toddler curriculum, which is now known as Suzuki Early Childhood Education (SECE) and used in SECE classrooms worldwide. Sharon is an SAA registered Teacher Trainer in SECE. She is the founding director of the Thames Valley Suzuki School in London, Ontario. Sharon has been a clinician in Canada, US, Ireland, Japan, Brazil, Spain, Mexico, and Australia.


Sunday, July 11, , 2021


This event will be held online.

Alberta Summer Suzuki Institute

University of Alberta
11298 89 Ave NW
Edmonton AB T6G 2C9

Phone: 780-944-4209
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Thomas Schoen, Director

Phone: 780-910-4610
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