We are pleased to offer a variety of teacher training sessions at ASI 2022 including SAA Violin Unit Training, SAA Guitar Unit Training, SAA cello enrichment, and a Sunday only violin workshop.

Violin Unit 3, SAA course ONLINE - CANCELED
Judy Bossuat-Gallic

  • 15 hours of instruction (Sunday July 17-Thursday July 21 daily)
  • 8 hours of observation
  • Prerequisite: Violin Units 1 & 2 SAA Teacher Training 
  • $450 Early Bird tuition ($475 after April 20)
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Guitar Unit 3, SAA course - CANCELED
Joseph Pecoraro

  • 15 hours of instruction (Sunday July 17-Thursday July 21 daily)
  • 8 hours of observation
  • Prerequisite: Guitar Units 1 & 2 SAA Teacher Training
  • $450 Early Bird tuition ($475 after April 20)

Cello Enrichment ONLINE
Avi Friedlander

Technique from the Ground Up:
Mental and Physical Development from Beginning to Advanced Cello Players
  • 10 hours of ONLINE instruction
  • Monday July 18-Thursday July 21 at 8:30-11:00am Pacific Time daily
  • $265 tuition (includes the SAA course registration fee)
  • Will register with SAA as Enrichment class
  • Prerequisites: SAA membership with ECC and Unit 1 completed before start of course

Sunday Only Violin Workshop
Clarisse Atcherson

Building Advanced Violin Techniques & Incorporating Them into Repertoire

  • 3 hours of instruction on Sunday July 17 only (9:00am-12:00pm)
  • $120 tuition (includes lunch at 12:00pm)
  • no prerequisite required
  • will NOT register as a class with SAA

Daily Observation for Teachers

  • $55/day OR $175 for the week (Monday - Thursday)
  • $35/day for teachers with students enrolled at ASI
  • Excludes observation of teacher training courses

Teacher Audition Guide

The SAA Teacher Development Program is in-depth pedagogical study for professional musicians. To qualify as a Participant in the courses, you must submit and pass an audition.

When a course is taken and completed as a participant, it will be registered with the SAA. Participants need to have met all guidelines below, and fulfill all course requirements.

Training Eligibility Requirements 

  • Minimum age of 18 and a high school diploma

  • SAA Active membership

  • Every Child Can! course (pre-requisite for Unit 1; no audition required)

  • Video audition accepted by SAA

  • Units 1, 2, and 3 must be taken and registered in order.

  • Please check the SAA website for further information: https://suzukiassociation.org/teachers/training/audition/