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NZ Suzuki Institute Teacher Conference

28 September 2023 @ 3:00 pm 1 October 2023 @ 1:00 pm

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. 

Guest Tutors: 

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

Conference Fee: 

$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.  

Room rates: 

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  

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, please indicate this on your conference registration form along with 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 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.  

Conference enquiries: 

If you have any questions about the conference then please contact the Conference  Coordinator, Kate Ellingham-Hunt, by email at conference@suzuki.org.nz 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.