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Continuous Professional Development Course for Suzuki Piano Teachers, Cambridge UK

Course offerings at the 2019 Cambridge Suzuki Young Musicians Summer Workshop and Festival, run the gamut in ages and stages, starting with a course for our new group of three year old Twinklers, up to a course for the four of our alumni currently doing Undergraduate music degrees at conservatoires.

Participants on the Continuous Professional Development (CPD) course therefore have the potential to observe lessons across a wide spectrum of solo piano music outside the Suzuki repertoire, but especially chamber music.
Chamber music starts with Book 1, using three Steinway grand pianos for Suzuki repertoire unison work and performance, then branching out at Book 2 onwards (two-piano and three piano), and piano plus voice, piano and flute etc. 

The CPD course follow a given pathway of observation through the Summer workshop, and in addition there will be sessions just for teachers, one session giving feedback on videos of your own teaching in your own studio, parent talks etc. 

As we anticipate that there will be a number of three and four year olds attending, the focus of the CPD in 2019 will be on  ‘Laying the groundwork for success from the start during the beginning stages’. 

Because all four of our Suzuki tutors studied with Dr. Suzuki and Dr. Kataoka (co-founders of the original Suzuki piano school), in the 1980’s, the methodology and principles of Dr. Suzuki and Dr. Kataoka teaching, as they have evolved since then will be demonstrated in lessons and talks.

Caroline Gowers (ESA Teacher Trainer)

Huub de Lueew (ESA Teacher Trainer and Matsumoto Graduate)
Betty Power (Early Childhood specialist and Matsumoto Graduate)
Stephen Power (ESA Teacher Trainer and Course Director)

Guest masterclass teacher for advanced piano and chamber music
Professor Peter Nagy (Professor at Stuttgart Hochshule and director of the keyboard department of the Doctoral school of the Liszt Academy, Budapest).

Chamber music (percussion)
Richard Benjafield (head of the wind, brass, and percussion department of the ‘Guildhall School of Music and Drama’)

Chamber music (flute)
Rebecca Carson

Chamber music (viola)
Henrietta Hill

Chamber music (cello)
Andrew Power

Regis Campo

Collaborative pianism
Gabriella Pineda Rodrigues (soprano), & Richard Gowers (collaborative pianism)

Non-residential fee
: £480

Further information and applications, please e-mail  Stephen Power

Further information about longer term Level 1 Teacher Training

26 July 2019 9:00am to 1 August 2019 5:00pm