Omaha Conservatory of Music is proud to present our first annual Suzuki Institute, sanctioned by the Suzuki Association of the Americas. Join us for a 5-day immersive experience with top-notch Suzuki Teachers. Individual lessons or master class lessons may be added separately. Students will participate in Play-Downs and a special final performance on Friday July 30 at 7:00PM
Monday, July 26 - Friday, July 30, 2021 • Student Institute • Full Day $500 • Half Day $300
Violin, Viola, & Cello
Jan 11 - July 1 Registration open
After July 1, registration requests must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org and are subject to space availability and administrative approval. There is an additional $50 fee for registrations approved after July 1.
Mon Jul 26 - Fri Jul 30: 9AM-12PM, 1PM-5PM
Mon Jul 26 - Fri Jul 30: 9AM-12PM
Mon Jul 26 - Fri Jul 30: 9AM-10AM
Suzuki Early Childhood Education class
$300 for Pre-Twinkle/Sprouts-Book 1A Includes 3 classes (age 3-7 caregiver required) OR $300 for Book 1B+ Half Day (Past Allegro) Includes 3 classes
$500 for Book 1B+ Includes 4 classes and a 60-minute peer-paired master class lesson
Every Child Can (ECC), Unit 1 Violin, Unit 1 Viola, Unit 1 Cello
NOTE: There is a $20 registration fee for teacher training
Thu Jul 22 1-5PM, Fri Jul 23, 8AM-12PM
Fri Jul 22 - Sun Jul 25 1-5PM daily
Mon Jul 26 - Fri Jul 30 8AM-5PM daily (1 hour lunch break 12-1PM)
To take Suzuki teacher training, teachers must be Active members of the SAA. Every Child Can! (ECC) is required prior to taking Unit 1. Courses must be taken in order through Unit 3: ECC, Unit1, Unit 2, Unit 3. Once this sequence has been completed, taking units in order is highly recommended but not required.
To qualify as a participant in SAA Teacher Workshop unit courses, applicants must upload a video audition to the SAA, preferably well in advance of taking the course. Videos submitted at least 8 weeks prior to the course start date will receive a discounted audition fee; if submitted later than 8 weeks before the course, the regular audition fee will be required. Auditions for Unit 1 courses must be received no later than 10 days prior to the course start date. Auditions for all other Units must be submitted and approved by the course start.
Auditions submitted early have the advantage of an optional retry (with fees) within the stated deadlines if initial audition was not accepted. If auditions are not accepted, course work will not be eligible for SAA registration. For further information, please see the SAA website at https://suzukiassociation.org/teachers/training/audition/ to view the teacher video audition application form and instructions, or call the SAA toll free 1-888-378-9854.
All teacher training participants are asked to prepare and memorize the repertoire to be studied to the point of fluent performance. Additionally, participants should be conversant with the ideas presented in Dr. Suzuki’s book Nurtured by Love.
All participants will be performing Suzuki repertoire and other materials in class. Strings and woodwinds are expected to provide their own instruments. 100% attendance is required for registering the course along with any other course requirements set by the Teacher Trainer.
Each participant enrolled in a Unit 1 course will receive a letter from the SAA stating the
preparation expectations and basic course components. Letters are emailed directly to each participant as they are added to the institute’s online roster. Each letter is instrument-specific and covers information such as reading material, Suzuki books and CDs, piece preparation, and items to bring to the course.
Institutes are encouraged to complete roster listings promptly to allow participants to receive the SAA welcome letter with important instructions for preparing in advance for the course.