Every Child Can! (ECC)
February 21 and 28, 2021 on Zoom
Updated 1/17/21: The class is full! Registration is closed.
Schedule: Feb 21, 11:30-4:00pm Arizona (MST) with 30 minute break and Feb 28, 11:30-4:00pm Arizona (MST) with 30 minute break
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.
Course fee: $100
This course is limited to 15 participants.
Scholarships: A limited number of partial scholarships are available for Arizona university or college students. To receive the scholarship, the student must attend the full 8 hour class. To apply for the scholarship, fill out the registration form below, and click yes in the scholarship box. Update 1/10/21: Arizona university or college students who register will receive 50% off the fee upon completing the 8 hours course. Please pay the full fee of $100 by Feb 1, and upon completion you will receive a refund of $50. If you have any questions regarding the scholarship application process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Participants must attend the full 8 hours to register the course with SAA.
Registration deadline is Feb 1, 2021 There will be no refunds for cancellation.
Alice Vierra, SAA Teacher Trainer, Cello
Alice Vierra has the perspective of a performer, teacher, teacher trainer, and a Suzuki parent. She is an SAA registered teacher trainer and has taught students and teachers at Suzuki Institutes and Camps across the country. For 38 years, she was prominent cello teacher in the Washington, DC area whose students have gone on to study at Boston University, Hartt School of Music, Indiana University, Peabody Conservatory, New England Conservatory, Oberlin, and Yale. After re-locating to Tucson, she continues to teach both children and adults. Her students have appeared on the TV program, The Morning Blend, and she led them in a performance with the Tucson Repertory Orchestra. As a performer she has played with the Washington Bach Consort on their tour to Germany, with the Fairfax Symphony, Arlington Symphony, and in various chamber groups at the Corcoran Gallery, Wolf Trap, Kennedy Center, and Washington Cathedral. She served on the board of the Kindler Cello Society and helped organize the seventy-piece cello orchestra led by Yo-Yo Ma which honored Rostropovich at the Kennedy Center Honors event in 1994. She now serves on the board of the Arizona Suzuki Association and has been a guest lecturer at the University of Arizona. Alice holds a BME from the University of Iowa, and a MM in cello performance from the University of Wisconsin She studied with Carol Work, Charles Wendt, and Lowell Creitz and at the Oberlin Baroque Performance Institute with Kenneth Slowik.