Long Term support and preparation for Summer Institutes:
Private Instruction: $600. every 12 weeks * 60 min. weekly instruction
Initial Registration per student $100.
Teachers who volunteer at OCCTAC in Santa Ana for the SASS program will be considered for a discount on their Tuition depending on the days an hours they can contribute. See Ms. Cynthia about interviewing for an internship.
Instruction by the hour:
If you are consulting Ms. Cynthia on an hourly basis please see hourly Tuition on the Tuition page. Workshops on PreTwinkle Methods developed at TEC require a minimum of 3 hours.
* Membership tuition based on year round continuous participation. If notified in advance, arrangements for make up lessons can be made case by case and scheduled before or after an absence. Students who leave the studio for 4 weeks will need to reregister and pay Registration fee as new students. See Tuition Calendar.
Observation of students in the studio. All students are invited and encouraged to observe other students in the program. See Observation policy. New Teachers are expected to observe as many levels of students in both the TEC and SASS program. A minimum of 4 levels is required.
Group Instruction. New Teachers are asked to get experience assisting with at least 3 Group Lessons at OCCTAC. To develop motivation all TEC students are encouraged to participate in Group Lesson Activities at OCCTAC. All levels of students are invited to perform in recitals and Play-in-the Park activities. Please see Studio Calendar.
Ensemble participation. There may be opportunities for New Teachers to practice using there skills by mentoring student ensembles at TEC or OCCTAC. Students in these programs are developing reading skills by the middle of Book 2 have opportunities to audition for preparatory orchestras or ensembles in the community. Ms. Cynthia will post information, usually in the Spring.
SMAC Festivals, Workshops, Institutes. It is recommended that New Teachers join your local SMAC teachers association and become familiar with their various activities. All Suzuki Students from Twinklers and up are encouraged to participate.
It is assumed that all Violin Teachers who wish to receive assistance and support for teacher training at Summer Institutes are in the process of registering with SAA for such training and understand the requirements. The mentoring that Ms. Cynthia provides is only supplementary support toward success in the goal of becoming a registered Suzuki Teacher. New Suzuki Teachers are strongly encouraged to take advantage of all of the recourses provided on the SAA site.
High School students who wish to explore the possibility of teaching in the Suzuki Method may request extra instructional time with Ms. Cynthia in expectation of completing SAA requirements when they are of age.
High School Students looking to obtain Community Service Credits for volunteering at OCCTAC as long term interns in the SASS program will receive some of this kind of preparation, propone from Ms. Cynthia as needed for their internship.
Teachers who wish to consult Ms. Cynthia by the hour may also reach her on her Skype account. Please give her a call or email her for further details.
To assist New or Novice Suzuki Violin Teachers who wish to complete their training and registration with SAA
To assist New or Novice teachers prepare for week long Teacher Training at Summer Institutes
To assist New or Novice teachers with preparing auditions on video for Teacher Training
Provide opportunities for New or Novice teachers with teaching experience as volunteers in a non-profit Suzuki Violin program
Support New or Novice Suzuki Violin Teachers who would like to start a new studio from the ground up
Offer workshops on the PreTwinkle Methods developed at TEC and used successfully at SASS
Offer remote Consultation for Teachers who are starting urban non-profit Suzuki String programs for under-served students.
Private Instruction for 60 minute weekly lesson.
60 minutes is the minimum amount of weekly instruction time recommended for teachers preparing for teacher training at Summer Institute. Teachers are encouraged to start in the Fall so they have a reasonable amount of time to meet the requirements of SAA and prepare required audition materials. Your individual needs and experience influence the amount of instructional time you will want to consider.
See SAA site for Teacher Training. Students will also need to read additional required Pedagogical materials.
All of the Listening required of New Students on this site
Additional listening and observation will be recommended from sites such as YouTube.
Teachers need materials in addition to what is required of their students. See all levels under New Students.
Most reading and instructional materials needed can be obtained through on line catalogues who cater to the Suzuki Community:
Young Musicians Easiest to use, smaller catalogue
Shar Music More expansive catalogue with more choices.
See also Ages and Stages
Teachers need access to any of the equipment you see used in the instructional levels on this site. See in particular early ages and stages of study for beginners. Preschool, Ages 5-8
A DVD player and personal choice of auditory equipment.
A properly sized violin outfit for your physical size and build. A violin which is adjusted properly with a peg box which holds its intonation. Adjustment includes 4th fingers harmonics which match the ringing tone below it. See instrument requirements for Advanced students or adults. If you are not 6' tall a full size instrument is not required. If you are teaching comfort and flexibility is more important so you can successfully show your students good position with out tension.
All of the books required for parents on this size.