The NZSI Teacher Training Programme is designed for practising teachers and advanced musicians 18 years and over interested in becoming Suzuki teachers. Currently in New Zealand Suzuki teacher training is available in cello, flute, guitar, piano and violin. For current Suzuki instrument teachers the NZSI offers further training in Suzuki Early Childhood Education.
The Teacher Training Programme covers four levels with each level consisting of three units of training. Most units correspond to its equivalant Suzuki repertoire book (ie. Unit 4 explores Volume 4). At the end of each Level of training, teachers sit an assessment.
Each unit of training consists of:
|Instrument||Entry level requirements||Policy document|
|Cello||Grade 8 + or alternatively the equivalent of Suzuki Cello Book Eight||Cello Teacher Training Programme|
|Flute||Grade 8 + or alternatively the equivalent of Suzuki Flute Book Seven||Flute Teacher Training Programme|
|Guitar||Grade 8 + or alternatively the equivalent of Suzuki Guitar Book Seven||Guitar Teacher Training Programme|
|Piano||Grade 8 + or alternatively the equivalent of Suzuki Piano Book Seven||Piano Teacher Training Programme|
|Violin||Grade 8 + or alternatively the equivalent of Suzuki Violin Book Seven||Violin Teacher Training Programme|
Returning to teaching? Please see our policy and application form for returning teachers.
To enrol for NZSI Teacher Training:
Complete the application form shown at the bottom of this page. You will need to provide your contact information and attach a short curriculum vitae. In your curriculum vitae, please detail your musical training and experience, and other relevant educational or teaching experience and activities.
Pay the registration fee of $25.00 (non-refundable) made payable to NZ Suzuki Institute by direct deposit: NZSI 03 0259 0253 226 00, Reference: ‘Your surname TT’.
Nurtured by Love, The Classic Approach to Talent Education
By Shinichi Suzuki, translated by Waltraud Suzuki
You can expect to be interviewed by the NZSI Director of Teacher Training (DoTT) either by telephone, online or in person.
You will be required to provide an audition tape of your most recent playing as a video recording. The DoTT will give you details of what will be required on the audition tape during your interview.
When you have completed the enrolment process including the audition, you will be notified of training opportunities as they arise. At the commencement of your training you will be required to become a Teacher Member of the NZSI.