Suzuki Teacher Training at the

University of Louisville

Suzuki Association of the Americas

Official Training Courses in Violin

Get your registered training before you leave school so you can be prepared to open or join an existing Suzuki violin studio. Officially registered training is available with the Suzuki Association of the Americas. Taught by trainer Dr. Timothy Durbin

Available Courses

Each Fall

1. Every Child Can Introductory Philosophy Course

Beginning of each Fall Semester

One Day, Six-Hour Course

2. Book One Violin Training Course

Meets once per week for 3 hours

3. Books 5-7 Violin Training Course

Meets once per week for 3 hours

Each Spring

4.Books 2-4 Violin Training Course

Meets once per week for 3 hours

5. Books 8-10 Violin Training Course

Meets once per week for 3 hours

As Needed Basis

6. Suzuki Practicum Class

Meets once per week for 1 hour

Contact Dr. Timothy Durbin for more information and requirements:

(859) 312-1616

Room 336 Music Building


Suzuki Book 5-7 Class- Friday’s 9:00am-12:00pm beginning August 21st, 2020

Suzuki Book One Class- Friday’s 1:00-4:00pm beginning August 21st, 2020


Suzuki Book 8-10 Class- TBA 

Suzuki Book 2-4 Class-TBA


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.Simply enroll in the college course if a student. MUS 592 (pick appropriate section 01-04). If you are a community person, register for the class you are taking by clicking on the following link and filling out the registration form. Once you complete the form, our registrar will contact you and send out an invoice to pay for the course.

4.If you are a community person, 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. College students who are majors DO NOT have to submit a video to the SAA. You are pre-approved by being a college violin music major.

Detailed Information for the Every Child Can Course

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

Where: Online via Zoom

When: Saturday, August 15th, 2020 9:30am till 4:30pm

Cost: $50 per person, includes all materials

Who: Timothy Durbin, Suzuki teacher trainer and director of the Suzuki String Program at the University of Louisville 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 AUGUST 1st 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 made out to The University of Louisville Suzuki. Please go to this website to register for the course:

Then contact our registrar, Michael Hill at and arrange to pay for the class. You are then all set to go!

This would be wonderful parent education for new parents in our 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!