Suzuki Piano Teacher Training: An Introduction to the Teacher Training Course at CSYM


West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge UK


March 23-25, 2018


Suzuki is an educational philosophy, and also a practical approach to piano teaching in terms of process, pedagogy, and piano technique. Dr. Suzuki said that only he taught the Suzuki Method, and that everyone else taught their own version. This weekend allows participants to discover our version of Suzuki, one that has gradually developed over 36 years, as it is taught here at CSYM. This will be achieved through observing lessons and accompanying teaching strategies at beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels, attending a concert where all our pupils will play (giving a bids-eye view of the long term development of the student), and through talks on some of the key ideas behind this educational approach.

Provisional Timetable:


2.00 - 3.00 Talk: What is Suzuki?

3.00 - 3.30 Questions

3.30 - 4.00 Coffee break

4.30 - 7.30 Observation of intermediate level lessons

7.30 - 8.30 Review of lesson


11.30 - 2.30 Observation of early stage lessons

2.30 - 3.45 Break

3.45 - 6.45 Observation of advanced level lessons

6.45 - 7.00 Review of lesson


Morning free or observe rehearsals

Concert (with c.45 students performing)


For information on fees please contact Stephen Power