Institute: Teacher Programs

SAA Teacher training: 

with Kathleen Schoen, Suzuki Association of the Americas Teacher Trainer

  • Suzuki Recorder Unit 3 * ONLINE * 
  • Teaching Strategies for Flute & Recorder * ONLINE * 

Suzuki Recorder Unit 3:

  • An overview of the repertoire for soprano and alto recorder in Suzuki Recorder Book 3, discussion of teaching points, appropriate approaches for students working at this level, observation of lessons with students, and demonstration of performance ability for this repertoire. Prerequisite: Suzuki Recorder Unit 1 & 2
  • Course will begin in the evening of Thursday August 12 and end Thursday August 19. Hours will be flexible, given that teacher participants may be logging in to the online course from different time zones. If you are considering registering for this course, please email Kathleen Schoen at flutesrus@gmail.com with information about your time zone and schedule.
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Teaching Strategies* for Flute & Recorder:

  • Teacher participants will bring sample videos of lessons they have taught with their students for presentation and discussion. Video length should be approximately 20m (or two shorter segments of 10m each.) Students can be working on repertoire of any level.
  • Course will begin Friday August 20 and end Sunday August 22. Hours will be flexible, given that teacher participants may be logging in to the online course from different time zones. If you are considering registering for this course, please email Kathleen Schoen at flutesrus@gmail.com with information about your time zone and schedule.
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* Teaching Strategies has been a mandatory part of the teacher training program in Latin America for many years. Whenever I travel to festivals in Peru and Ecuador to teach this class, I see such positive transformation from the teachers! I am very excited that the SAA is extending this course for the the first time to the teachers in the rest of North America, and I am looking forward to sharing it with everyone!

– Kathleen Schoen

Improvisation Workshops * ONLINE * 

with Sylvia Hinz, improvising performer and teacher from Berlin, Germany.