Every Child Can! or its equivalent, Filosofia, must be taken before taking other training courses, and participants must be active members of the Suzuki Association of the Americas. It is recommended that participants have two years of Suzuki training on an instrument, or college training in Early Childhood Education, with two years teaching experience. 

Suzuki Early Childhood Education: Prenatal and Early Years, Stage 1

Instructor: Danette Schuh
Dates: Sunday, August 4 – Friday, August 9, 2019

The tentative class schedule is Sunday 10-12, 1-5. Monday 10:30 – 12 pm, 1-5 pm. Tues – Thurs 9-11, 1-5. Friday 9-12. 

The daily schedule is intensive. Participants at teacher workshops should clear their schedule to be available for the entire duration of their course and plan to attend daytime honors recitals and evening performances. All teacher workshop participants are expected to:

    • Be able to sing in tune, keep a steady beat and be prepared to perform the songs and rhymes of the original English language version of the SECE curriculum CD. Your course materials are the SECE recordings and booklet available at www.suzukiece.com. If you have an Apple music subscription, please listen to week 1 and week 2 and order the booklet separately from www.suzukiece.com.
    • Be conversant with the ideas presented in Suzuki’s Nurtured by Love and Ability Development from Age Zero. If you read them ages ago, please re-read!
    • Plan to wear comfortable clothing as you will be sometimes sitting on the floor, dancing, and you will sometimes need to remove your shoes.
    • Participate actively in class and bring a notebook.
    • Attend all classes. 100% attendance is required for the course to be added to your SAA training transcript. Completion and approval of the SECE training for SAA registration will be at the discretion of the teacher trainer.
    • Participate in the SAA focus group