Teacher Training

We have very exciting news! Lee Marais was appointed as the first Suzuki Teacher Trainer in South Africa. Click here to read all about it, or here to download the article.

The South African Suzuki Association is pleased to offer Suzuki Teacher Training to violinists and cellists. Our Teacher Trainers, Christophe Bossuat (violin), Karen-Michele Kimmett (violin), Lee Marais (violin) and Ruben Rivera (cello) are Teacher Trainers for the European Suzuki Association. Acceptance to the Teacher Training is subject to an audition video. Each level requires participation in three modules, coursework, to be completed between modules, and an exam. Please enquire regarding our scholarships. We welcome all qualifying violinists and cellists to join our growing community and share the beauty of music and heart with the children of South Africa.  (See the Teacher Training Rules below for complete information)

  Benefits of studying the Suzuki Method

  1. An in-depth understanding of every aspect of teaching a musical instrument will be studied. This covers all technical aspects of playing and teaching an instrument, as well as psychological aspects of teaching, practical aspects of running a studio and social aspects of working with other teachers.
  2. These studies will enhance one’s confidence and skill as a teacher.
  3. It will introduce you into a worldwide network of teachers and the qualifications will open up possibilities of teaching anywhere in the world.
  4. These courses are a unique way to study with internationally renowned teachers and in doing so, rise to a very high level of proficiency as a teacher and a player.


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