PAST PROJECTS 3
Long Term Teacher Training
Past projects supported by the Suzuki Teaching Trust
UKRANIAN TEACHER TRAINING PROJECT
A project to support the training of Ukrainian teachers on violin and piano was started jointly with the Polish Suzuki Association in 2018. Since that year the Trust has supported the piano course, led by Marzena Jasińska-Siudzińska, with grants to subsidise the fees of the Ukrainian teachers. There was an additional subsidy by the Polish Suzuki Association, which also supported a violin course, directed by Anna Podhajska. The new Ukrainian Suzuki Association is now running teacher training on piano and violin, with the support of the Trust. The Trust has also supported teacher training in Suzuki Voice.
Violin teacher training was started in Harare in 2016, directed by Karen Kimmett and supported by the Trust. Exams were held in December 2017, and there are plans to continue and possibly add cello though much now depends on the political situation and the economy. Once it is safe to start again, there are plans to add further instruments and involve more teacher trainers. The Trust is committed to supporting this important project.
The first Zimbabwe violin course April 2016