Open to qualified Suzuki Piano teachers from around the world
Whether consciously or unconsciously, most teachers have a priority list that underlies their teaching. Dr. Suzuki clearly stated what his number one priority was. Thinking about priorities can help clarify what we teach, why we teach , and how we teach, and the path we guide students and parents along.
This course is built around the Cambridge Suzuki Young Musicians Summer School which we hold for our pupils each year. It takes the form of a number of strands running simultaneously, as we have pupils ranging from Twinklers up to advanced stages of learning.
Priorities in Piano Teaching gives an opportunity to observe students' lessons in a range of settings and disciplines and provides a space for reflection, refreshment, and research in the historic city of Cambridge.
The course is led by ESA Teacher Trainer Stephen Power, with guest ESA Teacher Trainer Caroline Gowers and Matsumoto graduate Betty Power and principally looks at Books 1-4 of the Suzuki repertoire.
Besides observing there will be dedicated sessions for teachers, and a lesson on the beginning Suzuki repertoire.
Teachers will also be able to observe the place we give to chamber music, composition, and new music in our programme by observing along a selected pathway classes and masterclasses.
Non-Suzuki Chamber music and musicianship staff: Richard Benjafield (percussion), Rebecca Carson (flute), Henrietta Hill (viola), Graham Fitkin (composition), Andrew Power (cello).
Masterclasses for solo piano and chamber music at an intermediate and advanced level will be given by the master pianist from the Hungarian school of Piano playing, Peter Nagy.
Application deadline for this course is February 1st, but early application is advised.
To apply or ask further information e-mail Stephen Power
The fee for this non-residential course is £450.