Every Child Can! Class

Every Child Can!© An Introduction to Suzuki Education

Date: February 2, 2019 (Saturday)

Here are some pictures from the ECC class. Thanks to all who attended!

Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Location: TUCSON, AZ: University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music, 1017 N Olive Rd, Tucson, AZ 85719

Teacher Trainer: Alice Vierra

Course Description: Every Child Can!© (ECC) is an introduction to Dr. Suzuki’s philosophy and its application to Suzuki education. For parents, teachers, prospective teachers and others, this course provides an inspiring, in-depth look at the Suzuki approach to teaching and learning. In addition to exploring the elements of the Suzuki approach and its far-reaching goals, it includes an introduction to learning styles, history of the development of Suzuki education, the role of parents, the importance of Suzuki pedagogical training, and an overview of the SAA’s role in supporting teachers and parents. A fast-paced, engaging and inspiring program, ECC includes video materials and SAA-developed courseware, and provides each participant with useful reference materials (manuals) for later study. For teachers, ECC serves as the first course in the Suzuki Association of the Americas’ Teacher Development Program.

Alice Vierra is an SAA Registered Teacher Trainer. She received a BME from the University of Iowa and a Master’s in performance from the University of Wisconsin. She recentlly moved to the Tucson area and has openings for new students.. She taught cellists in her private studio of 30 students ages 4—17 in the Greater Washington DC area, taught at the Levine School and also taught in the Fairfax Public Schools. She is a past president of the Suzuki Association of the Greater Washington Area, has served as cello coordinator and presenter at the SAA Conferences, and has served on the Board of the Hans Kindler Cello Society. She is a registered teacher trainer for the SAA and has taught at many Workshops and Institutes across the United States including Institutes in Sante Fe, Snowmass, Atlanta and Washngton. She played with the Lake Forest Symphony, the Tulsa Philharmonic, and taught in the Madison, WI area and the Chicago area before moving to Washington. Upon moving to Washington she played in the Washington Bach Consort and toured with them to Germany n 1985. She also freelanced playing at Wolf Trap, Terrace Theatre and the Corcoran Gallery. She was a Suzuki Mom to three children who are now grown so views the Suzuki approach as a professional player, teacher, Mom, and teacher of teachers. Her students have continued their cello studies at Hartt, New England Conservatory, Yale, Harvard, Indiana University, and Boston University. For more information visit: alicevierracello.com