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Royal Conservatoire Antwerp

Postgraduate ‘'Suzuki Teaching Method"

The conservatoire organises new auditions for the postgraduate course 'Suzuki Teaching Method for violinists’.

This method was developed by the Japanese violinist and pedagogue Shin'ichi Suzuki (1898-1998). He based it on the natural learning of the mother tongue in young children. It focuses on experiencing music at a young age. This method can in principle be taught on any instrument, but is most popular on strings. The programme is open to an international audience and will be given in Dutch and in English.

The Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp is Europe's only academic institution offering this postgraduate.

The course leads to the knowledge and ability to teach the Suzuki violin method and to the Level 1-5 certificates of the European Suzuki Association.
It includes the following courses:
Philosophy of the Mother Tongue Approach
Suzuki Pedagogy
Detailed study of the teaching points of the first five levels
Supervised teaching of children


Examination is taken before an international committee
Staff: Wilfried Van Gorp, Koen Rens, Veerle Van Gorp, Wim Meuris (ESA Teacher Trainers).
Entrance requirements: Bachelor or master diploma in violin performance (or equivalent). Audition / interview.
Dates: June 6, morning + September 5, afternoon.
New course starts in september 2016.

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