Suzuki Teacher Training


2020 Courses

Meet the tutors: (from left) Zohara Rotem (Australia), Koen Rens (Belgium), Merlin Thompson (Canada), Avi Friedlander (US), Brian Lewis (US), Amy Barston (US), Toshio Takahashi (Japan), Hiroko Suzuki (Japan).

Suzuki NSW Online Professional Development Course 2020

As we were not able to host our National Conference as planned, we have been working with international trainers to bring you an exciting online Professional Development course. We thank all our trainers around the world for their involvement in our first online course.

This course has been developed to offer new pre-recorded talks, live-streamed sessions (recorded for those who cannot make it in person), and bonus content recorded at our previous National Conference.

There is plenty of valuable content for all instruments and levels, and we hope this online course will keep you motivated and inspired to continue teaching through this very strange time we are living in.

To participate, you will need to have paid the $120 enrolment fee and be signed into a Google account. If you use Gmail, Google Drive etc, you will already have a Google account. After you have enrolled, you will be sent a link to the course content.

The course includes the following lectures and presentations:

Zohara Rotem – Welcome

Koen RensSuzuki philosophy in our daily lives

Merlin ThompsonVersatile Suzuki teachers

Avi FriedlanderWarm up techniques for everyone

Avi FriedlanderChops

Avi FriedlanderMusicality development

Avi FriedlanderSports and music

Avi Friedlander Technique class No.1

Avi FriedlanderOnline teaching – (notes only)

Live-streamed sessions

Piano – Merlin ThompsonTopics for Today’s Teacher” – discussion and Q&A – Sunday 19 April, 11am

Strings – Avi Friedlander – Q&A on all online PD sessions – Sunday 26 April, 12pm

General education lecture for teachers and parents

Merlin Thompson“Habits of mind”

Bonus content

Brian LewisTeaching Versatility – The music of Fritz Kreisler Part I

Brian LewisTeaching Versatility – The music of Fritz Kreisler Part II

Brian Lewis and Amy BarstonFrom Suzuki student to professional

Toshio TakahashiTone development through interpretation Part I

Toshio TakahashiTone development through interpretation Part II

Hiroko SuzukiDr Suzuki videos


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Existing training

Suzuki Early Childhood Teacher Training – Level 1

SECM – Level 1 Course Information

SECM – Application Form or use this Online Application Form

SECM –  Enrolment Form – Level 1

Six Little Ducks Lyrics


Cert III/Entry-level Suzuki Teacher Training

Cert III – How to apply, cost and dates for 2020

Cert III – Course Overview & Entry Audition Application Form

Cert III – Entry Application

Code of Ethics

Work with Children Check – to apply click here:

Cert III – Checklist

Cert IV Suzuki Teacher Training

Cert IV – Course Overview

Cert IV – Enrolment Form