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Virginia Suzuki Institute 2023



Sanctioned by the Suzuki Association of the Americas


Violin, Viola, Cello, Guitar, Piano, Harp



Direct Coaching with the Kontras Quartet


Offering In Person & Virtual for 2023

Every Child Can with Beth Cantrell or Libby Armour: June 23-24 - $125**

Violin Unit 1 with Libby Armour or Sharon Miller: June 24-July 1 - $650

Violin Unit 2 with James Hutchins: June 25-29 - $395

Violin Teaching Strategies with James Hutchins: June 29-July 1 - $295

Cello Unit 1 with Beth Cantrell: June 24-July 1 - $650

Piano Unit 2 with Joan Krzywicki: June 23-27 - $395

Piano Teaching Strategies with Joan Krzywicki: June 28-30 - $295

Harp Unit 2 with Diane Leonard: June 23-27 - $395***

Harp Unit 3 with Delaine Leonard: June 27-July 1 - $395***

Guitar Unit 2 with William Kossler: June 23-27 - $395***

Guitar Unit 3 with William Kossler: June 27-July 1 - $395***

Course price. Does not include Registration fees.

**$50 discount when ECC combined with Unit 1

***Units 2 & 3 combined price $725

All classes will be held as in person with teachers Zooming all classes for those participating virtually.  Attending in person is of course preferable but we are hoping this option will make training accessible to more teachers.

For those participating virtually, please note that the same 100% attendance and professionalism standards apply as for in person attendance. Ensure you are in a space with no background noise, free from distractions, and not traveling during your sessions. (Yes, this has happened!)

Teacher Development: Testimonial

Sanctioned by the Suzuki Association of the Americas

The Virginia Suzuki Virtual Institute offers opportunities for teachers to begin or continue their training in the Suzuki Method. We have various units of study which are all sanctioned by the Suzuki Association of the Americas. You may choose to be a participant or an auditor, the fees are the same. In order to be a participant and to register your units of study with the SAA, you must be at least 17 years of age, a high school graduate and fulfill the audition requirements of the SAA.


Participants must attend all class sessions and complete all observation requirements to receive credit with the SAA. Audition requirements are found online at:

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