HNU Suzuki Teacher Training Institute

HNU Suzuki Teacher Training Institute
Oakland, CA

This Institute is devoted to Piano Teacher Training. Caroline Fraser’s incredible knowledge, energy, and passion for Dr. Suzuki’s philosophy is shared with a close, dedicated circle of participants.

This year we are continuing our successful expansion of the book courses to offer a deeper educational experience for all participants! Each Book Course includes extra time where teacher trainees are able to work with children to practice the pedagogical techniques they are learning in class. With Caroline’s expert guidance & support, new (& experienced!) teachers are given the opportunity to apply knew knowledge immediately as a part of the training!

We welcome teachers to enjoy an intense opportunity for concentrated study and practice on the beautiful HNU campus. Refresher courses and Practicum offer participants important and encouraging feedback on their teaching. We include an intensive Music Reading Enrichment Course to broaden the participants’ understanding of the natural approach to music reading. Students also enjoy master classes group classes with Caroline Fraser— an excellent opportunity for teachers, parents and students to observe and learn together.


July 2019

For Teachers Instructor Audition



Student Fees


Teacher Fees

  • Early Bird Registration (through March 1) $40
  • Late Bird Registration (March 2—June 1) $65
  • Night Owl Registration (After June 1) $100
  • Every Child Can $170
  • Book 1 Plus $750
  • Book 1 Refresher + Teaching Strategies $650
  • Book 3, 5, 7 + Teaching Strategies $650
  • Practicum $620
  • Music Reading: Natural and Joyful! $275
  • Music Theory: Intuition and Delight! $275
  • Suzuki Philosophy Workshop and Comfy Concert $70

Housing & Meals

Housing available in university dormitories.
Cafeteria hours are TBA.


We love to invite our talented participants to share their performances in a weekly, non-formal lunch gathering! Participants are also welcome to beautiful luncheons and dinners hosted by local teachers.
The Bay Area offers endless possibilities for finding nature & culture.

The SAA does not run the workshops and summer institutes; it approves separate businesses to run them. For specific information on schedules, enrollment, pricing, housing, etc. please contact sponsoring organizations directly with inquiries. To get your event listed here, please see the Event Listing Guide.