The Suzuki Method
Every Child Can!© (ECC) is an introduction to Dr. Shinichi Suzuki’s philosophy and its application to Suzuki education. For teachers, ECC serves as the first course in the Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA) Teacher Development Program and therefore is not instrument-specific. The course is also open to non-teachers, prospective teachers, parents, administrators and all others interested in learning about Suzuki approach to education. Experienced Suzuki teachers are also encouraged to participate for renewed inspiration or review.
In addition to exploring the elements of the Suzuki approach and its far-reaching goals, ECC includes an introduction to learning styles, a history of the development of Suzuki education, the role of parents, the importance of Suzuki pedagogical training, and an overview of the SAA’s role in supporting teachers and parents. A fast-paced, engaging and inspiring program, ECC includes video materials and SAA-developed courseware and provides each participant with useful reference materials (manuals) for later study.
Every Child Can!© is a 6-hour course. It will be taught by William Kossler, a former student of Dr. Suzuki and a graduate of the Suzuki Institute in Matsumoto Japan. Mr. Kossler is a teacher trainer for the Suzuki Association of the Americas and a co-author of the Suzuki Guitar Method. See below for course location and contact information.
Training & Workshop
If you are interested in taking lessons with me as a student, taking training with me as a teacher, or simply observing my teaching, here are some upcoming opportunities:
Opportunities to Observe
All year, you are welcome to visit the Winston Salem Suzuki School.
Boone Suzuki Guitar Workshop - see the link on the Calendar of Events page.
Opportunities for Training
Virginia Suzuki Institute, Emory and Henry College.
Ozark Suzuki Institute, Siloam Springs, AR.
Greater Pittsburgh Suzuki Institute.
Check these event websites for dates and courses offered.