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Teacher Training Program

Peaks to Plains Suzuki Institute offers in-demand teacher training courses every year. We try to offer teacher training courses which meet the needs of our local teachers. We bring teacher trainers from all over the country in order to give the best education to our teachers.

SAA Requirements
  1. Training Eligibility Requirements:
    • Minimum age of 17 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

  2. Audition Requirements: Applicants must submit a video audition to the SAA, preferably well in advance of taking the course. The SAA recommends that the recording be submitted at least 8 weeks prior to the course start date, with the required fee and a completed application form. This early submission provides an audition fee discount and allows the applicant to know his/her status for the course well in advance of the start of the course. In some cases resubmission may be desired or requested; early submission allows for this situation. All auditions must be approved by course start for applicant to enroll as a Participant and be eligible to register the course with the SAA. All auditions should be submitted no later than 10 days prior to the start date of the course; however, auditions for taking Unit 1 must be submitted no later than 10 days prior to the course start date. If auditions are not accepted, the course will not be eligible for SAA registration even if course work was completed.

  3. Required Course Preparation: Participants will be playing the repertoire of the Unit being studied in class. All teacher training participants are asked to prepare the repertoire to the point of fluent performance. Note: In order to get the most from the Book One course, participants are expected to memorize the repertoire. Additionally, participants should be conversant with the ideas presented in Dr. Suzukiís book Nurtured by Love.

    Visit the SAA website for more information: https://suzukiassociation.org/teachers/training/

PPSI Teacher Discounts
The program is structured so that teachers receive a discount on their training course tuition when they bring their own students to the institute. The students must attend the full week of PPSI and must be considered a student of the teacher during the week of the institute. The same student cannot be used by multiple teachers for the discount. The discounts are as follows:

  • 5 Students - 50% off tuition
  • 6 Students - 60% off tuition
  • 7 Students - 70% off tuition
  • 8 Students - 80% off tuition
  • 9 Students - 90% off tuition
  • 10 Students - Full tuition paid for



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