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  • Monday, March 19, 2012 2:00 PM | SAGWA (Administrator)

    The 2012 String Festival is this coming weekend!

    FOR FAMILIES: check out the String Festival event page for newly UPDATED workshop schedules, directions and other instructions.

    FOR ALL STRING TEACHERS: please log-in for general teacher information* about the festival

    FOR CELLO TEACHERS: please log-in for important instructions* regarding your students performances.

    *posted in Members Only>Teachers Only discussion boards.

    If you have any questions about the event, please contact Beth Taylor at festival@sagwa.org.

  • Monday, March 12, 2012 8:00 AM | SAGWA (Administrator)

    The workshop schedule for the 2012 Strings Festival has been released.

    Visit the String Festival event page or download it here.

  • Tuesday, February 21, 2012 9:28 PM | SAGWA (Administrator)

    Ronda Cole is offering a Book 2 Teacher Development Course, April 9-13/14, 2012. The course will begin on Monday, April 9 in her McLean studio. Many of the 15 seminar hours will be on Monday. The 8 required observation hours are flexible within the week. Fifteen seminar hours will be chosen (the whole class must agree on these times) from the following hours Ronda has available to schedule the Seminars.

     


    Dear Teachers,
     
    I will offer a Book 2 Teacher Development Course, April 9-13/14, 2012.
     
    The course will begin on Monday, April 9 in my McLean studio. Many of the 15 seminar hours will be on Monday. The 8 required observation hours are flexible since I can offer 30 hours of observation opportunities from 6:15 AM -REALLY!!! to 6PM, Tuesday-Friday plus 3.5 hours of groups at all levels on Saturday morning. Fifteen seminar hours will be chosen (the whole class must agree on these times) from the following hours Ronda has available to schedule the Seminars:

    • Monday 4/9:  7AM-6PM
    • Tuesday 4/10 10:15-11:15 and 12-3PM
    • Wednesday 4/11 12-2PM
    • Thursday 4/12 9-11AM and 12-6PM
    • Friday 4/13 9:45-10:45AM

    Of these 26 possible seminar hours, 15 must be agreed upon for the course by the Participants.
     
    Observation time (8 hours) is adjacent to the possible seminar hours. This will save driving time for local teachers.  On Saturday 4/14 morning group class includes Pre-Twinkle at 8:30AM thru advanced levels ending at noon. There are thirty possible observation hours available from Tuesday thru Friday, including mornings. Saturday morning observation is not necessary for those who can get 8 hours in out of the 30 available during the week. Local teachers may also elect to complete their observation the following week thus allowing them to teach their own students during the week.

     

    Eligibility for this SAA course is:

    • Registered completion of  the "Every Child Can" course
    • Registered completion of Book 1
    • And current membership in the Suzuki Association of the Americas.      www.SuzukiAssociation.org

    Please respond with your interest before March 1 to ronda.cole@gmail.com
     
    If you cannot arrange to come to any of the possible seminar hours listed above, please indicate the hours that you cannot attend. Hopefully, all interested teachers will be able to arrange 15 hours in common!
     
    The cost will be set when I know how many participate in the course. Tell me off your interest and hours that you cannot be available for the seminar and I will return a schedule to you and have a cost determined. Then you may register if it works well for you.

    Thank you,
     
    Ronda Cole

  • Tuesday, February 21, 2012 9:19 PM | SAGWA (Administrator)

    James Hutchins, a registered teacher trainer with the SAA, plans to offer one or two Violin teacher training workshops this spring. The books/units offered will be whatever has the most guaranteed participants.

     

    If you are interested, or wish to find out more about possible dates and times, please email James directly at hutchjth@yahoo.com. Cost will depend on the number of participants-the more registered the cheaper it will be!


    Hi Gang,

     

    I've received several requests asking if I would offer some teacher training workshops. I would be happy to do so and details of how it would have to work are below.

     

    The SAA requires that the course is offered over the following minimum time periods:

     8 days for Unit 1

     5 days for Unit 2 and beyond

     

    Unit 1 is a 28 hours course with an additional 15 hours of observation.

    Unit 2 and beyond are 15 hour courses with 8 hours of observation.

    Some of the observation I require be of my students (which can be done in person or via a private YouTube link) and some can be of other teachers.

     

    Book 1 or 2 as back-to-back courses (or 2-3, 3-4 etc.) would have to take place over two consecutive weekends at my house.


    One course, Book 2 or beyond could be done in one weekend with the final hour and consultations done via skype the following weekend to meet the SAA time requirements. If you could be at my house to do the last hour in person, it would be preferred.

     

    Participating in that last hour a week after you go home and are back in your "real studio life" I feel is really valuable.

     

    All classes would have to start with 3 hours Friday night and finish by 6pm on Sunday.

     

    The course will be offered in Silver Spring, MD unless a group of you decide you want to bring me to you, which I would be happy to do.

     

    Finally, to register the course, the audition requirements must be met in advance, otherwise you can only audit the course! The requirements can be found here:

    http://suzukiassociation.org/teachers/guides/audition/

     

    If you have not already been approved through this audition process for previous courses, by the time you are able to register for my courses it will be within the two-month deadline and there will be a $30 late fee. In order to ensure that you will be able to register the course, your audition tapes will need to be postmarked to the SAA one month before the course starts.

     

    I am available the weekends of:

    April 13-15

    April 20-27

    April 28-30

     

    Please email me with what you would like and dates. I will offer the course(s) for whatever level (and wherever) has the most guaranteed interest.

     

    Cost will be decided by the number of participants. The more people who sign up, the cheaper it will be which is always a good thing!

     

    Please feel free to forward this to anyone else you think may be interested.

     

    If there's enough interest, I will do this again in the fall and next spring.

     

    Talk to you all soon,

    James

  • Tuesday, February 07, 2012 12:00 PM | SAGWA (Administrator)
  • Saturday, January 07, 2012 8:00 PM | SAGWA (Administrator)

    The 2012 Greater Washington Suzuki Institute will be held from June 25th through June 29th with additonal teacher training beginning June 23rd and ending July 1st.

    Visit the GWSI event page for the most up-to-date information on repertoire, clinicians, and registration.

  • Friday, January 06, 2012 11:39 AM | SAGWA (Administrator)

    Dates have been set for the 2012 and 2013 Greater Washington Suzuki Piano Institutes.

    In 2012, the GWSPI will run from June 25-28 with an extra teacher day TBD.

    In 2013, the GWSPI will run from June 24-27 with an extra teacher day TBD.

    Visit the GWSPI event page for the most up-to-date information on repertoire, clinicians, and registration.

  • Sunday, January 01, 2012 1:15 PM | SAGWA (Administrator)

    Over 100 Suzuki flutists, ages 4-18, presented two holiday concerts at the annual Festival of Lights, held at the Visitors’ Center of the Church of Jesus Christ Latter-Day Saints, on December 19th, 2011. Pianist Melinda Baird performed holiday prelude music and accompanied the flute choir.

     

    Students from the studios of Joyce Bennett, Charlotte Day, Rebecca Collaros, Martha Ethington, Anne Smith and Heidi Schuller, performed selections of Christmas carols and arrangements of traditional holiday works for a full house of visitors who came to enjoy the music and the Center's 450,000 Christmas lights, live outdoor nativity scene, and decorative Christmas trees.

     

    Charlotte Day led the group in a set of traditional Christmas carols performed from memory, and Joyce Bennett conducted selections featuring the massed flutes in multi-part choir arrangements.

  • Thursday, November 03, 2011 11:28 AM | SAGWA (Administrator)
  • Thursday, November 03, 2011 11:26 AM | SAGWA (Administrator)
    After a very successful and fun event last year, we are pleased to be able to return to Barnes and Noble in December, to perform holiday themed repertoire for the Christmas shopping crowd. Find out how you can participate.
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