Teacher Training

Most Teacher Training opportunities are offered though the Suzuki Association of the Americas. Local Suzuki teacher trainer Dr. Shu-Yi Scott is now offering training courses throughout the year. Summer training is available through the Greater Austin Suzuki Institute. Due to the pandemic, courses are now offered online for the first time, potentially through December 2021. If you are interested in Suzuki training it’s really never been easier because you can receive training with teachers around the country without traveling. Additional opportunities will be listed here as we receive it. If your organization is offering teacher training please contact us.

Greater Austin Suzuki Institute

Teacher Development Dates in 2021

Cello Book 1:  Sat July 24 – Sun Aug 1 with Avi Friedlander

Cello Book 7:  Fri July 23 – Tues July 27 with Dr. Shu-Yi Scott

Cello Teaching Strategies:  Tues July 27 -Sat July 31 with Dr. Shu-Yi Scott

Another option for observation of world-class teachers is to audit online summer camps. You can watch teachers work with students or teach classes on specific technique. You don't get official certification but you can get great ideas you'll use right away in your lessons or affirm the great teaching you are already doing. These should have some promising options:


Vivace International Cello Festival 

Dates: August 1–10, 2021, generally affordable per class or entire program auditing option


International Cello Institute

Dates: July 12-August 1, 2021

Includes an affordable option to audit classes individually or to observe the entire program.


Virtual Summer Cello Festival

Dates: June 21–July 16, 2021, not so affordable option to audit the whole program