Suzuki Violin Teacher Training

Suzuki Violin Unit Five Teacher Training – 2020

Wednesdays, April 8 to May 13, 2020


Please note that the registration deadline for this teacher training class is Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Join Suzuki Association of the America’s Teacher Trainer Amy Matherly to take an in depth look at Suzuki Volume Five.

Topics will include…

  • Teaching points in the repertoire
  • The Suzuki approach and the advancing student
  • The changing role of the parent
  • Practice strategies
  • Shifting, Double Stops and Vibrato


  • Wednesdays, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • Five three-hour sessions: April 8th-May 6th

Tuition:  $438 or  discounted to $420 if paying by check or cash.


  • Completion and registration of Every Child Can!© and Units One, Two, and Three
  • Current SAA active membership
  • Successful completion of SAA required audition (Intermediate or Comprehensive Audition),

More information available at the Suzuki Association of the Americas.

  • Preparation of core repertoire: Be prepared to play all the pieces in Volume One, Two, Three, Four, and Five with fluency. All participants will be playing the entire Volume Five in class. Teacher Workshop Participants will get the most out of the class if all pieces in Volume Five are memorized.

Requirements for successful completion of Unit Five

  • 15 class hours
  • 8 hours of observation of student lessons and classes*
  • 100% attendance
  • Reading and written work as assigned

* Details about observation parameters and other assignments will be provided at the first class.

If you are interested in a particular unit course that is not currently being offered, please email Amy@pakmusic.org and we will start a waiting list.

To Register

Please complete this web based registration form.  When clicking “submit” you will be directed to the online portal where you can search for your desired class and make payment.  We recommend reviewing the “Tip for Using the Portal” web page if you plan to use the portal and pay by credit card.

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About The Instructor

Pakachoag faculty member Amy Matherly has been teaching music to students of all ages since 1982. She has been with Pakachoag since 2010 and is the coordinator of the school’s Suzuki Program. In 2012 Amy became a registered Teacher Trainer with the Suzuki Association of the Americas and was awarded an SAA Certificate of Achievement.

In addition to teaching, Amy develops curricula for different areas of violin instruction and offers them through CAM Publications, a business founded with her husband Chris in 1998. CAM Publications supports teachers, parents and students by providing teaching materials, accessories, and group class ideas. Visit www.campublications.com to learn more.

Interested in Violin Unit One Training?

We’re not currently scheduled for a Unit One training.  But here is how we usually schedule:G-Maher-Faculty

  • Wednesdays, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • Ten three-hour sessions


  • Check/Cash Discounted Rate:  $640
  • On-Line with Credit/Debit Card:  $665

If you are interested in taking this course or would like more information, contact Amy at amy@pakmusic.org.

Why Be a Suzuki Teacher?

  • Are you a skilled, well-trained professional musician who would like to teach your instrument and work with young children?
  • Do you have a genuine affection for children and an interest in helping them develop as human beings through the study of music?
  • Are you interested in working in a cooperative atmosphere with children, parents and colleagues?

If so, you may be interested in investigating the Suzuki approach to music education. Many musicians who use the Suzuki Method have found that it provides a unique avenue for helping children and families as well as providing opportunities for their own growth as musicians, teachers, and human beings.

How to Become a Suzuki Teacher

  1. Take the Every Child Can! (ECC) course, an introduction to the Suzuki Philosophy and Method.
  2. Submit your teacher training video audition in advance to the Suzuki Association of the Americas. For details go to:Teacher Audition Guide
  3. Join the Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA) as an Active teacher member.
  4. Register for and complete the appropriate unit training course.  Upon successful completion of your training, you will be asked to provide a $15 fee which allows us to submit your name to become officially registered with the SAA.

Suzuki Violin Teacher Training with Pakachoag

Pakachoag faculty member Amy Matherly is a registered Teacher Trainer with the Suzuki Association of the Americas and offers Teacher Training Units at Pakachoag and at summer Suzuki institutes in Colorado and the Northeast. She was awarded an SAA Certificate of Achievement in 2012.

If you are interested in a particular unit course that is not currently being offered, let us know and we will start a waiting list.