Suzuki Teacher Training

The Studio of Timothy Durbin

Suzuki Association of the Americas

Official Training Courses in Violin


1. Join the Suzuki Association of the Americas. Go to for details on how to join. You must be a member of the SAA to officially register your training.

2. Take the “Every Child Can” course. This is a required pre-requisite course needed before you can register any further book level courses.

3.Prepare an audition video and submit to the SAA to be approved to register the course with the SAA. You may do the book four level, the book 7 level or the comprehensive book 10 level audition, according to which course you are taking. Information about audition tapes, submitting, etc. can be found on the SAA website. Contact me with any questions or if you need help in making and submitting the video.

4.Simply register for the class you are taking by contacting me. Once I have determined you are eligible for the class, I will officially enroll you with the SAA.

Detailed Information for the Every Child Can Course

What:Suzuki Association's "Every Child Can" one day introductory course

Where: Online via Zoom

When: TBD

Cost: TBD, includes course materials

Who: Timothy Durbin, Suzuki teacher trainer, will be the presenter. He has 40 years experience teaching the Suzuki method and an international reputation as a Suzuki clinician in great demand throughout the world.

How: register by contacting me by email at:, letting me know you will be attending. You will be registered for the corse upon receipt of payment by cash, credit card or check, payable to me.

This would be wonderful parent education for new parents in any program or any parent who wants to know more about the Suzuki method. It is also a good introductory course for educators whose specialty is in other fields.

Every Child Can! is a one day introductory course on the Suzuki philosophy and its application to education. For parents, teachers, prospective teachers and others, this course provides an inspiring, in-depth look at the Suzuki approach to teaching and learning. For teachers, ECC serves as the first course in the Suzuki Association of the Americas Teacher Development Program.

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.

If you are interested Please let me know by return email that you would like to attend. I can be contacted at: I Hope to see many of you at this event. It is a wonderful course and should be lots of fun!