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September 13, 2019

Manual 10 Video 3 Leadership Retreat 2019—Program Schedule Performance Descriptors 25 Reasons You will Want to Attend a Summer Suzuki…Descritores Pedagógicos Estratégias de Ensino Performance and Pedagogy Descriptors Portuguese Teacher Development Program (Portuguese) Ethical Conduct Guidelines (Portuguese) Ethical… Read more


Suzuki Principles in Action (SPA) Overview

Suzuki Principles in Action (SPA) Overview

September 13, 2019 / Suzuki, Suzuki Principles in Action, Teacher Development

keep it foremost in our teaching. The utilization of the descriptors and the emphasis on communication skills were also extremely important… Read more


Certificate of Achievement Level 1

Certificate of Achievement Level 1

September 11, 2019 / Teacher Development

in the Americas. Prerequisites Printable Forms Instructions Application Performance & Pedagogy Descriptors Performance & Pedagogy Descriptors (Portuguese) Aspirational Code of Ethics Aspirational Code…the notes to a piece. ii. Familiarity with the SAA Descriptors (self‐evaluate) Before proceeding with recording or making selections from…pre‐recorded material, please review SAA’s Performance and Pedagogy Descriptors©. The descriptors describe elements generally considered to be present in…submissions will be reviewed by trained SAA evaluators using these descriptors to support their decisions. Your familiarity with the descriptors will… Read more


Practicum: A Great Way to Sharpen Your Teaching Tools

Practicum: A Great Way to Sharpen Your Teaching Tools

August 11, 2011 / Espanol, Harp, Latin America, Piano, SAA Practicum Unit, Teacher Training, Teaching, Teaching Tools, Leslie Mizrahi

begins by the teacher trainer handing out and explaining the descriptors that will serve as a base for the observations of…both an on-site lesson and a video recording. These descriptors contain different sections regarding the teacher’s approach towards the…sure that homework instructions are clear to the parents. Other descriptors include making sure that the instruments are in perfect condition…of the lesson that has just been taught, following the descriptors only and mentioning the positive aspects of the teaching. No… Read more


Latin American Update: XXVIII International Festival, Lima, Peru, January 5–28, 2013

Latin American Update: XXVIII International Festival, Lima, Peru, January 5–28, 2013

June 24, 2013 / Espanol, Latin America, Peru, Caroline Fraser

course. The other teachers in the class use the SAA Descriptors to give positive feedback and hone their own positive commenting…their polished pieces, was noted. We then reviewed the performance descriptors, again comparing the differences between the polished performances and the…The teachers reviewed the lesson sequence outline and the pedagogy descriptors, observing that the outline describes the process and sequence of…events in the lesson, and the descriptors refer to how the communication takes place between teacher and… Read more


32nd International Suzuki Festival and 8th Latin American Teachers' Conference

32nd International Suzuki Festival and 8th Latin American Teachers' Conference

May 1, 2017 / Conference, International Activities, Latin America, Peru, Suzuki, Caroline Fraser

feedback from the teacher trainer, based on the SAA pedagogy descriptors. All participants and teacher trainers find that this course is… Read more


2013 Leadership Retreat Report

2013 Leadership Retreat Report

June 24, 2013 / Leadership, Leadership Retreat 2013

led participants in a discussion of the lessons using the descriptors and the concept of a “teaching segment,” providing teachers with… Read more


The UWSP Suzuki Strings Mentoring Program at 1.5 Years: What It Is and How Far We've Come

The UWSP Suzuki Strings Mentoring Program at 1.5 Years: What It Is and How Far We've Come

May 1, 2012 / Local Programs, Teacher Development, Pat D'Ercole

respect, and using the Suzuki Association of the Americas Pedagogy Descriptors, this collaborative model focuses on improving the requisite skills for…your teaching Set goals for self-improvement using the SAA descriptors Receive SAA registration for Long-term Practicum For more information… Read more


Flute at XXIII Festival Internacional de Musica Suzuki in Lima, Peru

Flute at XXIII Festival Internacional de Musica Suzuki in Lima, Peru

July 7, 2008 / Festivals, Flute, Latin America, Peru, Kelly Williamson

and explore opportunities to develop their skills using the teaching descriptors developed by the SAA. Flute Book 1 and 2 class… Read more


Experiences in Lima, Peru, 2007

Experiences in Lima, Peru, 2007

May 1, 2007 / Festivals, Latin America, Peru, Nancy Lokken

participants’ needs. Participants should become familiar with the SAA pedagogy descriptors. Guided discussions should include the Teacher Trainer’s defining the…an opening discussion, which included becoming acquainted with the pedagogy descriptors. With only five participants, each person in her class gave… Read more





Teacher training for parent?

April 21, 2017 / Audition, Parent Training, Teacher Training, Training

used. I suspect auditions are judged with the SAA Performance Descriptors in mind. Again, this is what I suspect—I have…it is actually done. This is a link for these descriptors. Good luck! — Dr. Rafael Videira, DMA Violist—Violin and Viola… Read more


What Makes a Good Teacher?

August 15, 2016 / Looking for a Teacher, New Teacher, Teacher Evaluation, Teachers, Young Teachers

how they are teaching using the SAA’s Performance & Pedagogy Descriptors as a starting point. However, SPA “segment” style teaching, while…other teachers during the institute, focusing on the Teaching & Performance Descriptors during observations. www.psmp.org ~ www.jennyvisick.com ~ www.smesorchestra… Read more


Parental burn out

October 25, 2013 / Book 1, Parents, Piano

http://core.ecu.edu/hist/wilburnk/SuzukiPianoBasics/ Also, the Performance Descriptors as defined by the SAA: https://suzukiassociation.org/download/Performance_and_Pedagogy_DescriptorsRead more