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Suzuki Teen Mentor (Practice Buddy) training

The Oakville Suzuki Association is pleased to announce that we will be hosting a course for advanced students who would like to become a Practice Buddy.

What is a Practice Buddy?

Practice Buddies are advanced students brought up through the Suzuki Method who have completed the Suzuki Association of the Americas Teen Mentor Training. Practice Buddies are not a substitute for Suzuki teacher instruction but are meant to assist parents with practice sessions on an occasional or regular basis as established with the family. Practice Buddies receive referrals through their Suzuki Association.

Who can register:

Book 4 and up students, who are at least 13 years of age, currently in Grade 8 and wish to become Teen Mentors (a.k.a. Practice Buddies) to younger players in their Suzuki association. This course is open to OSA and non-OSA students who are currently studying with a Suzuki trained teacher.

Certificate Requirements:

To complete the full Teen Mentor training and obtain the certificate of completion, candidates must attend the Teen Mentor Course, complete 6 private lesson observations of Book 1 Suzuki students (which must be arranged with the permission of families and their private Suzuki teachers), and read the book “Nurtured By Love” by Dr. S. Suzuki followed by a discussion with their own private teacher.

It is highly recommended that registering students begin reading the book “Nurtured by Love” by Dr. Shinichi Suzuki in preparation for this course. This book is mandatory reading for the completion of the Teen Mentor Training Certificate. Copies are available for loan to OSA students.

If you have any questions, please email our Practice Buddy Coordinator: Beata Buczkowski 

October 16th, 2022 12:30 PM   through   5:00 PM
2302 Bridge Rd
Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre
Music Room 6
Oakville, ON L6L 3L5

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Teen Mentor Training $ 80.00
Member Discount $ 10.00

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