The Development of the Suzuki Method™ for Brass
Trumpet was recognised as a Suzuki instrument by the International Suzuki Association (ISA) in October 2011.
In Norway, Suzuki Violin Teacher Anne-Berit Halvorsen worked with Brass Teachers on a Suzuki inspired method for Brass under the name Rett på musikken.
It was because of this work that the development of the Trumpet as a Suzuki instrument started and the European Suzuki Association formally defined the Trumpet as a development project.
The project leader for Suzuki Trumpet is Trumpet player and Brass Teacher Ann-Marie Sundberg in Sweden.
Ann-Marie works as a Brass Teacher at the Nacka Music School in Sweden and Brass Teacher Trainer at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.
Ann-Marie started teaching Trumpet to a group of 4 year olds in 2007.
This group has been her ”laboratory” for the development of the Suzuki Method™ for Trumpet and the material for Suzuki Trumpet Book 1 is now ready for publication.
Book 1 is with the publishers of Suzuki core material, Alfred Publications in the USA, and hopefully the book and CD can be published soon.
Since the development of new instrument areas for the Suzuki Method™ is done by the International Suzuki Association (ISA), the continuation of this work will be supervised by the ISA and its International Instrument Committee.
In October 2016, the ISA Board of Directors decided to augment the brief for the International Trumpet Committee to also cover other Brass Instruments.
The International Trumpet Committee was renamed The International Brass Committee.
It is therefore now possible to become a Suzuki teacher on French Horn, Trombone,Euphonium and Tuba in addition to Trumpet.
Suzuki Brass Teacher Training Courses
If you are interested in learning the Suzuki Method™ for French Horn, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba or Trumpet, please contact Ann-Marie Sundberg ESA Trumpet Teacher Trainer & interim Brass Teacher Trainer
Please note - this search only finds Suzuki teachers that are interested in taking on new students. Not all ESA members are listed - some teachers have opted out.