Teacher Professional Development Program 2022 – Online

Date Thursday 30th June, 2022 to Thursday 30th June, 2022
Time Livestreams 19 - 24 April (full details in the program)
Note Recorded - AU$230. Access will cease on 30 June
Booking Bookings Closed

STEAA (NSW) welcomes trainers and experts from around the globe

We are very pleased to present an extensive and truly international line-up of Suzuki trainers and industry experts who will host Philosophy lectures and Repertoire sessions in our annual Online Professional Development Program for teachers.

This year there is inspiring content for all teachers in Violin, Piano, Cello, Flute, Recorder, Viola, Guitar and Early Childhood Education. The program will also feature a keynote talk by Dr Takeaki Miyamae, who has double professional careers in music and neuroscience.

By enrolling in the Online Program, all NSW teachers will fulfill their required 10 hours of Suzuki PD to maintain their annual accreditation and be eligible to present students for graduation in 2022.

Most sessions will be live streamed via Zoom and have been scheduled to accommodate tutors in various international time zones. Replays of all live streamed sessions will be available to watch 24 hours later, but we recommend that teachers try to immerse themselves in as many live sessions as they can to get the most out of the experience and have the opportunity to ask questions.








From left: Lucy Adeney, Misako Akiba, Kasia Borowiak, Brian Lewis, Ray de Lisle, Joanne Martin, Akira Nakajima, Rebecca Lile Paluzzi, Koen Rens, MaryLou Roberts, Zohara Rotem, Kathleen Schoen.

* Faculty list is subject to change - current as at 3 April, 2022


Program overview

LIVE STREAMED SESSIONS - As per timetable, between 19 -24 April 2022.

REPLAYS OF LIVE SESSIONS - Viewable within 24 hours, until 30 June 2022.

PODCASTS - Additional resources available to view immediately on demand.





Keynote Speaker - Dr Takeaki Miyamae

Tuesday 21 April - Live at 10am

Topic: Music related signatures in brain activations - research and findings

Dr Takeaki Miyamae has professional careers in both music and neuroscience. He began studying flute at the age of nine with Suzuki Flute School founder Toshio Takahashi, and completed the entire course in less than two years.

In 1977 he attended a masterclass of the legendary flautist Marcel Moyse (1889-1984) at the age of 11. He toured in Australia and New Zealand as a member of Suzuki Method’s Ten Children Concert Tour in 1978.

At the age of 12, he started performing solo recitals in North America as a Suzuki Method demonstrator and helped establish the Suzuki Flute School of America. He presented a solo recital at the 1981 National Flute Association Convention in Detroit, Michigan at the age of 14.

While earning a medical doctor degree as well as PhD in medicine and working as a neuroscientist at Yokohama City University School of Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, he obtained Music Performance Diplomas in Flute Performance at Trinity College London and received awards and prizes of international music competitions including the First Prize of le Concours International de Musique Léopold Bellan.

As a flautist/flute teacher he has recorded CDs and has appeared in solo, chamber music and orchestra performances in the US, France, Taiwan and Japan. He has conducted masterclasses at universities and music schools in the US and Japan, including the 2006 National Flute Association Convention.

With his music and neuroscience backgrounds, he has engaged research projects to study the relationship between music performance experience and brain function.

He contributed “Musical Experience and Brain Plasticity: Does musical training change brain structure and function?” to Brain and Nerve, Igaku-Shoin, Ltd: June 2018.

Based on collaborative research by the Talent Education Research Institute (TERI) and the University of Tokyo, he published as a co-author “Music-Experience-Related and Musical-Error-Dependent Activations in the Brain,” Cerebral Cortex: December 23, 2021.

He is a teacher trainer and special instructor of flute at TERI, a certified flute instructor at the Suzuki Association of Americas, a flute instructor at Levine Music in Washington, DC, and a senior researcher at the University of Pittsburgh Psychiatry Department.


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