HNU Suzuki Teacher Training Institute

HNU Suzuki Teacher Training Institute
Oakland, CA

Cancelled for 2020. Returning in 2021.

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 group of dedicated and passionate teachers and students.

This year we are continuing our successful expansion of the book courses to offer a deeper educational experience for all participants! From Book 2 onwards each course includes Teaching Strategies where teacher participants have the opportunity to receive constructive feedback on their teaching. Experienced teachers are encouraged to take Book 1 refresher course to refine their teaching skills.

With Caroline’s expert guidance & support, new and experienced teachers are given the opportunity to apply new knowledge immediately as part of their training. 

Our Enrichment Courses (Teaching Group Classes and Music Reading)  broaden the participants’ understanding of the natural approach to music learning. Demonstration master classes and group classes with Caroline provide excellent opportunities for teachers, parents and students to observe and learn together.

We welcome teachers to experience the Suzuki approach on our beautiful HNU campus.


No upcoming events. Please check back later for future events.



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 sets guidelines for Suzuki institutes, festivals and teacher workshops and sanctions separate organizations to manage such events. For specific information on schedules, enrollment, pricing, housing, etc. please contact sponsoring organizations directly. Please see the Event Listing Guide regarding the posting of events.