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Suzuki Institute

Department of Music



The Suzuki Association of the Americas provides a curriculum and format for Short-Term Teacher Training. Courses offered at the East Tennessee Suzuki Flute Institute International follow SAA guidelines and also meet ETSU requirements for undergraduate and graduate coursework. For information on enrolling for academic credit, contact the ETSU Suzuki Studies Program at .

Teachers enrolled in SAA courses at the East Tennessee Suzuki Flute Institute International will have an opportunity to study with outstanding Suzuki teachers and Teacher-Trainers,and to observe students at all levels representing a large number of teachers.

Please make travel arrangements that allow you to attend all Teacher Training Sessions. Book 1 Teacher Training begins at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 23. Book 5 Teacher Training begins at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 24.

The SAA requires 100% attendance in order to receive credit.

Short-Term Teacher Training Courses cover one Suzuki book level during a concentrated five-day period and consist of 15 class hours and eight hours of supervised observation, with the exception of Book 1. Book 1 is a 28-hour class with 15 hours of observation and is taught over a minimum period of 8 days. All participants who have met SAA requirements will receive a form signed by the Teacher Trainer, which they may register with the SAA. SAA Audition Requirements for Short-Term and Apprenticeship Teacher Training can be found at

For other questions concerning the Teacher Program, call Rebecca Paluzzi at 423-439-6956 or email  Be sure to put INSTITUTE in the subject line.

To derive the most benefit from the course, it is recommended that the participants memorize the repertoire to be studied and read Suzuki's Nurtured by Love and Ability Development from Age Zero.

Book 1 Teacher Training           

Laurel Ann Maurer, trainer

Book 5 Teacher Training

Rebecca Paluzzi, trainer

Pre-requisite: Book 1-3 Teacher Training

Teacher Training Course offerings are dependent on sufficient enrollment. Please note courses may not be taken out of order. Teacher participants must attend 100 percent of their Teacher Training class in order to register that class with the SAA. All participants should plan to arrive on campus at least 90 minutes prior to the start of their first class.

Applicants wishing to enroll in a Short-Term Teacher Training Course as an auditor are not required to submit an audition. Auditors may attend all classes and performances but may not play or participate in the classes or concerts.

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