For Teachers

We have a number of resources for current and prospective Suzuki Teachers.

  • Teacher Training Opportunities
  • Professional Development and PAG
  • Teacher Trainers
  • Student Graduation Information Current March 2018
  • 2016 - 2018 Teacher Registry Policy
  • 2019 Teachers Conference 3 - 6 October, 2019
  • Professional Development Opportunity with Carey Beth Hockett for Violin and Cello Teachers

    NZSI Teachers’ Conference 2019
    Thursday 3 October 3pm - Sunday 6 October 1.00pm Convention Centre, Distinction Hotel, 390 Fenton St, Glenholme, Rotorua
    The theme of our 7th New Zealand Suzuki Institute’s Teachers’ Conference is:
    'Suzuki for life-long learning'

    We invite you to join us for the NZSI’s three-yearly national teachers’ conference. This is a wonderful chance for us to come together as a community, to get to know fellow Suzuki teachers, to share ideas and to learn from our panel of internationally renowned guest tutors. During the three days your time will be spent: listening to presentations from our highly experienced guest tutors, discussing new ideas in your instrument groups,  sharing a buffet dinner on the first night and there will be plenty of time for you to socialise with your colleagues.  We are confident that you will leave the conference full of new ideas to inspire your private and group teaching.  This event is largely made possible by your teacher subscriptions. Your attendance at Conference will ensure that you will continue to qualify for NZSI Suzuki teacher registration in the next registry cycle 2019-2021.

    Guest Tutors:
    Flute - Anke van de Bijl (Netherlands)
    Cello - Carey Beth Hockett (USA)
    Violin - Koen Rens (Belgium)
    Guitar - Zeah Riordan (Australia)
    Piano - Merlin Thompson (Canada)

    Registration for Conference Closes Friday 9th August

    Conference Fee:
    $360 (incl. GST) for registered PPSA Suzuki teachers. The fee covers morning and afternoon teas, lunch on Friday and Saturday, and contributes to conference costs. (These fees apply to 2019 NZSI teacher members and internationally registered Suzuki teachers.  A $60 surcharge is payable in the case of non-members.)

    It is desirable that participants stay at the Distinction Hotel where rooms have been reserved for the NZSI.
    Room rates:
    Single share (sleeps 1 person only) $155 per night (incl. GST)
    Twin share (sleeps 2 people) $175 per night (incl. GST)
    Please note:
    -Bookings need to be made through the Conference Coordinator by completing the appropriate section of the conference registration form.
    -Accommodation and other hotel costs are to be paid by participants directly to the Distinction Hotel at the end of conference.
    -Sharing a room with others will reduce your accommodation costs. If you wish to share a room, you need to indicate on your conference registration form and the name of the
    person with whom you intend to share if known.

    Conference costs:
    If assistance is needed with these costs, participants are encouraged to approach their local branch of NZSI.

    Buffet Dinner and NZSI AGM on Thursday:
    A buffet dinner for National Executive Committee members, Conference participants and partners will be held on the Thursday evening at a cost of $48 per person.

    Please click here to register.  The Conference registration fee and Thursday dinner should be paid when you send your application. Late registrations will incur a $20 surcharge.

    Conference enquiries:
    If you have any questions about the conference then please contact the Conference Coordinator, Kate Ellingham-Hunt, by email at
    Conference registrations will be acknowledged in early September when further information will be provided to those who have registered.
    If you know of any overseas Suzuki teachers interested in attending our conference, please feel free to pass this conference information on to them.