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Learning with Love, Through Senses   Cancelled
Suzuki Piano Teacher Training Course with Caroline Fraser 

Discovery of the joyful, natural and effective way of teaching the young beginner (from age 3). Course will cover lectures, onsite demonstration, masterclasses and discussion with lots of hands on experience.

♫ Book 1 ♫
Learning Through Senses 

27 August- 1 September  
(30 hours, plus 6 hours observation)

We will study how to implement the Suzuki philosophy and Mother Tongue Approach in teaching Suzuki Book 1. This class will discuss how to create nuturing enviroment which stimulate child's desire of learning. 

By studying the book 1 repetoire and with the use of videos and on-site demonstration lessons, Caroline will show how to develop the child's ear and how to learn to play with physical ease. She will also cover topics as parental involment, cumulative learning, how and when to introduce music reading and important teaching points of each of the book 1 pieces. Book 1 is the foundation for all later learning. This course also includes Mini Practicum which participants can apply 
their teaching technique instantly with students onsite, and receive feedback from Caroline. 

We highly encourage book 1 participants to also register teaching music reading course which will explain the concepts of how to bring the symbols of music reading very naturally into the lives of Suzuki students.    


♫ Book 2 ♫ 
Playing With Ease
2-5 September  
(25 hours, including Teaching Strategies 
plus  6 hours observation 

This course discusses how to continue implementing the Suzuki philosophy in the newly revised International Edition of Book 2, which contains additional repertoire.

Teachers will experience the importance of continuing to develop the child's ear, the role of a Book 2 parent, the continued development of music reading and theory and how to develop a natural technique in the repertoire. Videos and on-site demonstrations will help show how the students and parents study the pieces. This course also includes Teaching Strategies which participants are welcome to bring a short teaching video (15-20 mins) and received constructive feedback from Caroline.   


♫ Learning with Joy ♫
Teaching Music Reading in Suzuki Style
for all instruments

29 August- 30 August 
(10 hours, including 4 hours of observation)

Caroline will demonstrate, through examples and teacher participation, a natural approach to music reading where the children learn by absorbing and by "doing." As Dr. Suzuki discovered, children have an amazing ability to learn through their senses. Music reading and theory, apparently very rational subjects, can be introduced in exactly the same way.

Caroline will show how children can be guided to see the written score and hear it. Learning music reading in the Suzuki style means that musical notation will grow naturally out of the children's playing abilities and not treated as a separate subject, allowing the children's discovery of the written language to evolve directly from their own experiences. Learning to read music should be a natural and joyful stage in our Mother Tongue Approach!


Caroline Fraser is from Scotland. She graduated from Edinburgh University with a Bachelor of Music degree and studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London obtaining the diplomas Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Music and Associate of the Royal College of Music in piano and violin. She obtained a Masters of Music degree with Kodaly emphasis from Holy Names University (HNU). Caroline started to teach using the Suzuki method in 1974 in California. She pioneered the Suzuki method in Peru in 1981. From 1992 until 1999 she was a lecturer in music theory at HNU, where she continues to direct the Summer Suzuki Piano Teacher Training Institute. Caroline is an ESA, SAA and ARSO teacher trainer. She lives in Lima, Peru and is one of the Latin American liaisons for the SAA. She has given teacher training courses all over Latin America, in the USA, Canada, Europe, Hong Kong and Taiwan. 

You may want to read articles written by Caroline.

♫ Nurturing Your Studio
Nurturing You Child ♫

Philosophy Workshop 
30 August 13:00- 16:00

Adult $30+GST
both parents from
the same family $50+GST


To Inspire teachers: Young children can learn through senses, with great success. With laughter and joy! 

For parents: Power of the environment which stimulates children's desire of learning. Enjoy the learning journey with the children, respect their own pace.  

To all: Nurturing children through music making, it's more than just music! 

♫ Immersion course ♫
(Book 1, 2 plus Music Reading, Parent Workshop) $1350
$1250 if you register and pay before 31 March 
♫ Private Consultation / Lessons ♫ 
$75 for 30 mins
$112.5 for 45 mins
$150 for 60 mins
All prices are GST exclusive

Registration Here

Late fees: 
Registration and payment received
after 25 June please add additional $30 
after 1 July $50 per person

No refund after 1 July
All enquires please contact Sophie
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