Suzuki in the Schools Level 1
Jul 1519, 2024 in Buffalo, NY
at Buffalo-Niagara Suzuki Institute


Suzuki in the Schools Level 1

Instructor: Winifred Crock

Event Contact & Sign up

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Phone: 512-627-5938

Additional Schedule Information

The course will meet online from 9-1 Eastern each day. The courses are taught by SAA registered Suzuki in the Schools trainers and includes 25 hours of classroom instruction and observation in live and video settings. Participants wishing to register the course with the SAA must have completed and registered ECC and Book 1 in their individual instrument. Taught by Dr. Laurie Scott and Winifred Crock.

Event Description

A heterogeneous string class taught using the concepts of the Suzuki Method has the interest of many string teachers. This Suzuki in the Schools course explores the application of the Suzuki philosophy and materials for classroom success.

The 23-hour course includes 15 hours of classroom instruction, 5 hours of observation and supervised teaching in a Violin B class, and three hours of observation of the trainers in orchestra and group classes. Trainer will provide videos of working with public school classes for participants interested in additional observations.

Participants wishing to register the course with the SAA must have completed and registered ECC and Book 1 in their individual instrument.

This course is designed with a focus on group learning and practice. Suzuki in the Schools Level I course handouts include technical exercises and repertoire that compliments core Suzuki Book 1 material with a focus on group learning and practice. Specifically designed additional course content features unison materials that enhance technical work and provide ensemble foundations in homogeneous and heterogeneous settings. An expansive pre-twinkle section includes materials and strategies for pre-twinkle solo and group work. Technical work for all string instruments will be covered through Rigadoon/Etude solo level. Foundational concepts of literacy and sequential development of ensemble skills are an integral part of the curriculum and woven through addition materials, methodology, and sequences. Other topics such as mastery, group learning, student engagement, and parent education and involvement will be discussed. 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:

Bass Unit 1, or Cello Unit 1, or Flute Unit 1, or Guitar Unit 1, or Harp Unit 1, or Organ Unit 1, or Piano Unit 1, or Recorder Unit 1, or Viola Unit 1, or Violin Unit 1, or Voice Unit 1

Price: $635.00

5 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 15 to Friday, July 19, , 2024


This event will be held online.

Buffalo-Niagara Suzuki Institute

6821 Joyce St
Buffalo NY 14139

Phone: 512-627-5938
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More Info & Contact

Laurie Scott, Director

Phone: 512-627-5938
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