Stuck in a rut?
Want to improve your skills and become an expert teacher? 

Start 2022 energized by new ideas and teaching techniques!

Teaching Strategies for violin and viola

Ed Sprunger
Saturday, Feb 5th & Saturday, March 5th, 2022
10 am – 3:30 pm, PDT, with a 30-minute break

Teaching Strategies focuses on the HOW of teaching. Described as as mini-practicum, it is for teachers of all levels who have completed Unit 1 training. Within a supportive environment, participants will share short videos of their home teaching and receive helpful suggestions from teacher trainer, Ed Sprunger, as well as learning from their peers.

Each participant will need to prepare 2 video clips of 6-10 minutes, one of which needs to be a private lesson. Video choices could be challenging situations, a topic they’re having trouble getting across, a group class, or something that best represents them as a teacher. 

Registration for Teaching Strategies opens Dec 1st, 2021. 

Violin Unit 1

Tracy Helming Wiggin
July-August 2022
Online with certain segments available in-person


Violin Unit 3

Ed Sprunger
August 2022


Violin Unit 6

Daniel Gee Cordova
August 2022


Violin Unit 9-10

Cathryn Lee
August 2022


violin Enrichment

Allen Lieb
August 2022
In-person or online (HyFlex)

Each of our trainers has decades of experience teaching artistry.

Many of them studied in Japan with Dr. Suzuki.

Join us in August and.. 

• Increase your visibility and standing in the Suzuki community

• Forge lasting relationships with colleagues and Suzuki mentors

• Experience the magic of Japan-Seattle Suzuki Institute

Japan-Seattle Suzuki Institute SAA Approved

This season’s institute will be in-person with online training options

…so enjoy the flexibility of choosing how to access these great mentors!

 Registration for in-person training includes:

• Class hours as scheduled

• Access to masterclasses, technique classes, and repertoire classes
to fulfill required observation hours, as well as pre-recorded lessons with the trainers

• Attendance at our inspiring mid-day Honors Recitals

• Admission to our special evening performances featuring
Young Artist cello faculty, Amy Barston, and Young Artist violin faculty, Elisa Barston

• Participation in our Parent Talks


Gain confidence and credibility while your teaching skills flourish in our teacher workshops!
Registration opens April 15th, 2022.