Certificate in Suzuki Pedagogy

CERTIFICATE IN SUZUKI PEDAGOGY18 HOURS

This program is designed for students preparing to teach string players using the Suzuki Talent Education Method. Note: MU121, 122, and 221 must be taken sequentially. The remaining courses do not need to be taken sequentially.

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    The Suzuki Philosophy, the Every Child Can course, and teaching points specific to the repertoire in the first half of Suzuki Violin School Book 1, including the steps leading up the playing of Twinkle, approaching parent education, parental roles during lessons, setting up a studio and group lessons.
    Prerequisite: None
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    A continuation of MY121, including teaching points specific to the repertoire of Suzuki Violin Book 1, note reading, tools for group lessons, parent discussion topics, and student motivation. Application through supervised teaching.
    Prerequisite: MU121
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    Violin pedagogy and techniques specific to the repertoire of Books 2 and 3, with application through supervised teaching. Continued study of the parental role and group lessons.
    Prerequisite: MU122
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    Violin pedagogy and techniques specific to the repertoire of Books 4 and 5, with supplementary material and technical exercises, and application through supervised teaching. Includes a recital demonstrating mastery of techniques appropriate to the Book 5 repertoire.
    Prerequisite: MU221
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    Violin pedagogy and techniques specific to the repertoire of Books 6 and 7, with supplementary material and technical exercises, and application to supervised teaching.
    Prerequisite: MU221
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    Violin pedagogy and techniques specific to the repertoire of Book 8, with exploration of supplementary material relating to the development of a well-rounded performer, and application through supervised teaching.
    Prerequisite: MU221

For help with declaring a minor or certification, please contact the University Registrar’s Office. Students changing majors, may consider using coursework from the previous major toward one of these programs. Guidelines for minors and certifications may be found in the Academics section of the Traditional Undergraduate Catalog, under “Additional Program Options.”

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