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Lamont School of Music

Certificate in Suzuki Teaching

The Suzuki Teaching Certificate Program provides an opportunity for violin and cello teachers to pursue comprehensive, long-term study of the Suzuki Method with internationally known master teachers. The successful completion of each level of this program entitles the participants to receive a Suzuki Teaching Certificate for that level from the University of Denver.


The Suzuki Teaching Certificate Program provides the following:

  • Long-term study of Dr. Suzuki's philosophy of Talent Education
  • Study of Suzuki repertoire divided into 2 levels: Books 1-4 and 5-8 for violin and Books 1-4 and 5-10 for cello
  • Study of related supplementary repertoire for each level
  • Special attention to individual playing skills
  • Instruction in skills and techniques for teaching children
  • Observation of master teachers working with students
  • Opportunity to teach children under supervision
  • Ensembles and related courses to build musicianship
  • Music degree unnecessary to enter program
  • One year program for each level
  • Levels 1 and 2 may be taken in one year

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