Before beginning any instrument-specific training courses (as participant or auditor), the course Every Child Can! © must be completed.  The Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA) requires that Every Child Can!, Unit One and Unit Two courses be taken in sequence.  Training taken out of order may not be accepted by the SAA.

Teacher Training Institute: June 8-16, 2017

Every Child Can!: June 8
Unit 1 (violin | piano | recorder): June 9-16
Unit 2 (violin | cello | piano): June 8-12
Unit 3 (violin | cello | piano): June 12-16
Unit 5 (recorder): June 8-16

Participant/Auditor Status

Teachers may choose to attend the course as a participant or auditor.  A participant is someone who meets the course requirements and wishes to register their teacher training course with the SAA.  An auditor is someone who does not meet the course requirements but still wishes to attend the course.  Advanced high school students may be admitted to the course as auditors.  Auditors may not register the course with the SAA.  The course must be repeated at a later date in order to be registered.

Audition Recording Requirements

To qualify as a participant in training courses, applicants must submit a video recording audition of specified repertoire to the SAA, preferably prior to enrollment. For complete audition requirements/deadlines click here or call the SAA toll free at 888-378-9854.

Teacher Training Courses

Every Child Can! (ECC)June 8, 2017Mary Halverson Waldo
Violin Unit 1June 9-16, 2017Marilyn O'Boyle
Violin Unit 2June 8-12, 2017Ed Kreitman
Violin Unit 3June 12-16, 2017Ed Kreitman
Cello Unit 2June 8-12, 2017Carey Cheney
Cello Unit 3June 12-16, 2017Carey Cheney
Piano Unit 1June 9-16, 2017Caroline Fraser
Piano Unit 2June 8-12, 2017Rita Hauck
Piano Unit 3June 12-16, 2017Rita Hauck
Recorder Unit 1June 9-16, 2017Mary Halverson Waldo
Recorder Unit 5June 8-16, 2017Mary Halverson Waldo

Course Fees

Every Child Can! (ECC)$135
Violin Unit 1$655
ECC & Violin Unit 1$765
Violin Unit 2$425
Violin Unit 3$425
Violin Units 2 & 3$825
Cello Unit 2$425
Cello Unit 3$425
Cello Units 2 & 3$825
Piano Unit 1$655
ECC & Piano Unit 1$765
Piano Unit 2$425
Piano Unit 3$425
Piano Units 2 & 3$825
Recorder Unit 1$655
ECC & Recorder 1$765
Recorder Unit 5$425