Convention Centre, Distinction Hotel, 390 Fenton St, Glenholme, Rotorua
The theme of our 8th New Zealand Suzuki Institute Teachers’ Conference is Nurturing the Nurturer
We invite you to join us for the NZSI’s 8th triennial national teachers’ conference. Following the difficult and isolating time of Covid, this is a wonderful chance for us to come together again as a community, to get to know our 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 2022-2024.
Violin – Haruo Goto (Australia)
Piano – Kasia Borowiak (UK)
Cello – Yoshito Terada (Japan)
Guitar – Zeah Riordan (Australia)
Flute – Kate Bergen (Australia)
Suzuki ECE – Bea Joblin (NZ) + Danette Warren-Schuh (USA)
Registration for Conference Opens: Friday June 16th Registration for Conference Closes: Friday July 28th
$400 (incl. GST) for registered Suzuki teachers. The fee covers morning and afternoon teas, lunch on Friday and Saturday, and contributes to conference costs. (These fees apply to 2023 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.
Standard/Superior Rooms – $170.00 incl. GST per room per night Single/Twin Occupancy Deluxe Rooms – $190.00 incl. GST per room per night Single/Twin Occupancy
– 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, please indicate this on your conference registration form along with the name of the person with whom you intend to share, if known.
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 conference participants, their partners and National Executive Committee members will be held on the Thursday evening at a cost of $69 per person.
Please click here to register – https://forms.gle/v3FRw3tztyXxQGkZ7. The Conference registration fee and Thursday dinner should be paid when you send your application. Late registrations will incur a $20 surcharge.
If you have any questions about the conference then please contact the Conference Coordinator, Kate Ellingham-Hunt, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.suzuki.org.nz
If you know of any overseas Suzuki teachers interested in attending our conference, please feel free to pass this conference information on to them.