CELLO TEACHER TRAINING INFORMATION

Classes have limited numbers of participants – your spot is not secured until you checkout and pay in full.

March 15, 2024: Early Bird Registration Deadline (Use Code: EARLY-BIRD-24)
May 1, 2024: Registration Deadline

Every participant needs to be a member of the Suzuki Assocation of the Americas (SAA) and submit a videotape audition to the SAA receiving approval BEFORE the start of the course. Please click here to obtain application details. Plan ahead and allow enough time for your audition to be reviewed.

We recommend reading the SAA requirements for teacher workshop participants so you know what is expected.

PLEASE NOTE: infants, babies, and children of any age will not be allowed in teacher workshop classes. Please plan accordingly.

Double Unit Pricing:  for participants who plan on taking two book units (not including unit 1).

If you would like to make payment arrangements before April 1 (tuition divided into 3-4 payments), submit your registration without making payment and reach out to us with your phone number and email so we can contact you within a week. A spot is not guaranteed until arrangements are completed.

*Schedules are subject to change in case of emergency*

Every Child Can! with Pamela Devenport (IN-PERSON ONLY)
  • Price: $160
  • Prerequisites: No required prerequisites.
  • Class Requirements: 8 hours of class time and no observations.
  • Click here for more information about Every Child Can!
  • Course Schedule:
    Thursday, 6/13 8:00am MST: In-person registration
    Thursday, 6/13 8:15am-9:45m MST: Class
    Thursday 6/13 10:00am-10:30am MST: In-Person Orientation Meeting
    Thursday 6/13 10:30am-12:30pm MST: Class
    Thursday, 6/13 2:00pm MST: In-Person SAA Meeting (optional)
    Thursday, 6/13 3:00pm-5:00pm MST: Class
    Friday, 6/14 10:00am-12:30pm MST: Class

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Every Child Can! with Mark Mutter (ONLINE ONLY)
  • Price: $160
  • Prerequisites: No required prerequisites.
  • Class Requirements: 8 hours of class time and no observations.
  • Click here for more information about Every Child Can!
  • Course Schedule:
    6/13 8:15am-9:45am MST: Class
    6/13 10:30am-12:30pm MST: Class
    6/13 3:00pm-5:00pm MST: Class
    6/14 10:00am-12:30pm MST: Class

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Cello Unit 1 with Pamela Devenport (IN-PERSON ONLY)
  • Price: $825
  • Prerequisites: Every Child Can!
  • Class Requirements: 28 hours of class time and 15 hours of observations.
  • Click here for more information about Suzuki Teacher Training.
  • Course Schedule:
    Friday, 6/14 1:30pm MST: Registation and orientation (for those who did not attend ECC)
    Friday, 6/14 2:00pm-5:00pm MST: Class
    Friday, 6/14 5:00pm-6:00pm MST: Teacher Workshop Orchestra (optional for in-person participants)
    Saturday, 6/15 10:00am-12:30pm MST: Class
    Saturday, 6/15 12:30pm-2:00pm MST: Teacher Workshop In-Person Lunch (provided)
    Saturday, 6/15 2:00pm-5:00pm MST: Class
    Saturday, 6/15 5:00pm-6:00pm MST: Teacher Workshop Orchestra (optional for in-person participants)
    Monday, 6/17 8:30am-10:30am MST: Class
    Monday, 6/17 10:45am-11:50am MST: Observe Instrument Play-ins (optional for in-person participants)
    Monday, 6/17 2:00pm-5:00pm MST: Class
    Tuesday, 6/18 2:00pm-5:00pm MST: Class
    Wednesday, 6/19 2:00pm-5:00pm MST: Class
    Thursday, 6/20 2:00pm-5:00pm MST: Class
    Friday, 6/21 2:00pm-5:00pm MST: Class
    Saturday, 6/22 2:00pm-4:30pm MST: Class
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Cello Unit 2 with Dr. David Evenchick (IN-PERSON & ONLINE)
  • Price: Single unit is $565 and double unit is $985.
  • Prerequisites: Cello “Basic” Audition for Units 1-4, ECC! and Unit 1.
  • Class Requirements: 15 hours of class time and 8 hours of observations.
  • Click here for more information about Suzuki Teacher Training.
  • Course Schedule:
    Thursday, 6/13 9:30am MST: In-Person Registration, JDCHS Foyer
    Thursday, 6/13 10:00am MST: In-Person Orientation Meeting
    Thursday, 6/13 10:30am-12:30pm MST: Class
    Thursday, 6/13 2:00pm MST: SAA Meeting (optional)
    Thursday, 6/13 3:00pm-5:00pm MST: Class
    Friday, 6/14 10:00am-12:30pm: Class
    Friday, 6/14 2:00pm-5:00pm: Class
    Friday, 6/14 5:00pm-6:00pm MST: Teacher Workshop Orchestra (optional for in-person participants)
    Saturday, 6/15 10:00am-12:30pm: Class
    Saturday, 6/15 12:30pm-2:00pm MST: Teacher Workshop In-Person Lunch (provided)
    Saturday, 6/15 2:00pm-5:00pm: Class
    Saturday, 6/15 5:00pm-6:00pm MST: Teacher Workshop Orchestra (optional for in-person participants)
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Cello Unit 3 with Dr. David Evenchick (IN-PERSON & ONLINE)
  • Price: Single unit is $565 and double unit is $985.
  • Prerequisites: Cello “Basic” Audition for Units 1-4, ECC! and Units 1-2.
  • Class Requirements: 15 hours of class time and 8 hours of observations.
  • Click here for more information about Suzuki Teacher Training.
  • Course Schedule:
    Monday, 6/17 8:00am MST: In-Person Registration, JDCHS Foyer
    Monday, 6/17 8:30am-10:30am MST: Class
    Monday, 6/17 10:45am-11:50am MST: Observe Instrument Play-ins (optional for in-person participants)
    Monday, 6/17 2:00pm-4:00pm MST: Class
    Tuesday, 6/18 2:00pm-4:00pm MST: Class
    Wednesday, 6/19 2:00pm-4:00pm MST: Class
    Thursday, 6/20 2:00pm-4:00pm MST: Class
    Friday, 6/21 2:00pm-4:00pm MST: Class
    Saturday, 6/22 2:00pm-5:00pm MST: Class
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Cello Unit 4 with Zachary Sweet (IN-PERSON & ONLINE)
  • Price: Single unit is $565 and double unit is $985.
  • Prerequisites: Cello “Basic” Audition for Units 1-4, ECC! and Units 1-3.
  • Class Requirements: 15 hours of class time and 8 hours of observations.
  • Click here for more information about Suzuki Teacher Training.
  • Course Schedule:
    Thursday, 6/13 9:30am MST: In-Person Registration, JDCHS Foyer
    Thursday, 6/13 10:00am MST: In-Person Orientation Meeting
    Thursday, 6/13 10:30am-12:30pm MST: Class
    Thursday, 6/13 2:00pm MST: SAA Meeting (optional)
    Thursday, 6/13 3:00pm-5:00pm MST: Class
    Friday, 6/14 10:00am-12:30pm: Class
    Friday, 6/14 2:00pm-5:00pm: Class
    Friday, 6/14 5:00pm-6:00pm MST: Teacher Workshop Orchestra (optional for in-person participants)
    Saturday, 6/15 10:00am-12:30pm: Class
    Saturday, 6/15 12:30pm-2:00pm MST: Teacher Workshop In-Person Lunch (provided)
    Saturday, 6/15 2:00pm-5:00pm: Class
    Saturday, 6/15 5:00pm-6:00pm MST: Teacher Workshop Orchestra (optional for in-person participants)
    Thursday, 6/20 8:00am-9:00am: Wrap-Up Class
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Cello Unit 5 with Zachary Sweet (IN-PERSON & ONLINE)
  • Price: Single unit is $565 and double unit is $985.
  • Prerequisites: Cello “Intermediate” Audition for Units 5-8, ECC! and Units 1-3.
  • Class Requirements: 15 hours of class time and 8 hours of observations.
  • Click here for more information about Suzuki Teacher Training.
  • Course Schedule:
    Monday, 6/17 8:00am MST: In-Person Registration, JDCHS Foyer
    Monday, 6/17 8:30am-10:30am MST: Class
    Monday, 6/17 10:45am-11:50am MST: Observe Instrument Play-ins (optional for in-person participants)
    Tuesday, 6/18 9:00am-11:00am MST: Class
    Wednesday, 6/19 9:00am-11:00am MST: Class
    Thursday, 6/20 9:00am-11:00am MST: Class
    Friday, 6/21 9:00am-11:00am MST: Class
    Saturday, 6/22 9:00am-11:00am MST: Class
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Teaching Strategies with Andrea Yun (IN-PERSON & ONLINE)
  • Price: $565
  • Prerequisites: “Basic” Teacher Training Audition, ECC! and Unit 1.
  • Class Requirements: 10 hours of class time and 8 hours of observations.
  • Click here for more information about Suzuki Teacher Training.
  • Description: Teaching Strategies is similar to a mini-teaching practicum in which the participants
    have the opportunity to share a short lesson video with the class and receive feedback. (In some cases, the participant may teach a live student and receive feedback after the student lesson.)
  • Course Schedule:
    Monday, 6/17 10:45am-11:50am MST: Observe Instrument Play-ins (optional for in-person participants)
    Tuesday, 6/18 9:00am-11:00am MST: Class
    Wednesday, 6/19 9:00am-11:00am MST: Class
    Thursday, 6/20 9:00am-11:00am MST: Class
    Friday, 6/21 9:00am-11:00am MST: Class
    Saturday, 6/22 9:00am-11:00am MST: Class
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The Art of Bowing Part I with Dr. Carey Cheney (IN-PERSON & ONLINE)
  • Price: $485
  • Prerequisites: Cello “Basic” Teacher Training Audition, ECC! and Unit 1; it is recommended that participants
    have had reasonably advanced cello study.
  • Class Requirements: 10 hours of Lecture Classes, with some after-hours assignments, not to
    exceed 1.5 hours.
  • Click here for more information about Suzuki Teacher Training.
  • Description: Some traditional material from Sevcik, Popper, Schroeder, Feuilliard, Duport and reference to the Suzuki sequence of cello literature; study excerpts will be included prior to class start, with a curriculum of what will be covered each day in class. What will be discussed? The importance of consistency in bow hold; flexibility of bow hold; development of both on and off-the-string strokes to continue to acquire proficiency. These strokes will be emphasized: detache; martele; double-bowing; sautille; spiccato; down-bow and up-bow staccato; colle. Strategies for working on and teaching these strokes will be discussed, as well as helpful material/repertoire that can be used to this end. Presenter prefers live participation rather than via Zoom – this will give the opportunity of interaction and accurate feedback between the presenter and the participants. However, the option of remote participation is possible.
  • Course Schedule:
    Monday, 6/17 2:00pm-4:00pm MST: Class
    Tuesday, 6/18 2:00pm-4:00pm MST: Class
    Wednesday, 6/19 2:00pm-4:00pm MST: Class
    Thursday, 6/20 2:00pm-4:00pm MST: Class
    Friday, 6/21 2:00pm-4:00pm MST: Class
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Tone of the Heart: Resonance Beyond the Strings with Koen Rens (IN-PERSON ONLY)
  • Price: $485
  • Prerequisites: “Basic” Teacher Training Audition, ECC! and Unit 1.
  • Class Requirements: 10 hours of class time and no observations.
  • Click here for more information about Suzuki Teacher Training.
  • Description: The course covers lots of Suzuki tonalizations, ideas about connection, contact, and congruence. Active string playing and active listening. And hopefully a bit of hanging back on the chair and just enjoying being together. All instruments are welcome, but there will be a focus on strings.
  • Course Schedule:
    Monday, 6/17 2:00pm-4:00pm MST: Class
    Tuesday, 6/18 2:00pm-4:00pm MST: Class
    Wednesday, 6/19 2:00pm-4:00pm MST: Class
    Thursday, 6/20 2:00pm-4:00pm MST: Class
    Friday, 6/21 2:00pm-4:00pm MST: Class
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Suzuki in the Schools Level 3 with Winifred Crock (IN-PERSON ONLY)
  • Price: $565
  • Prerequisites: “Basic” Teacher Training Audition, ECC!, Unit 1 and Suzuki in the Schools Unit 1.
  • Class Requirements: 20 hours of class time and 5 hours of observations.
  • Click here for more information about Suzuki in the Schools.
  • Course Schedule:
    Monday, 6/17 10:45am-11:50am MST: Observe Instrument Play-ins (optional for in-person participants)
    Monday, 6/17 1:00pm-3:00pm MST: Class
    Tuesday, 6/18 9:00am-12:00pm MST: Class
    Tuesday, 6/18 2:00pm-3:00pm MST: Class
    Wednesday, 6/19 9:00am-12:00pm MST: Class
    Wednesday, 6/19 2:00pm-3:00pm MST: Class
    Thursday, 6/20 9:00am-12:00pm MST: Class
    Thursday, 6/20 2:00pm-3:00pm MST: Class
    Friday, 6/21 9:00am-12:00pm MST: Class
    Friday, 6/21 2:00pm-3:00pm MST: Class
    Saturday, 6/22 9:00am-11:00am MST: Class
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