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Perfect for the professional harpist looking to augment their skills, this weekend session is an ideal working harpist’s retreat.  SHC Professional Residency includes Suzuki Certification through the course “Every Child Can”, taught by Delaine Leonard, concert participation in Zankel Hall, a night out at The Philadelphia Orchestra at SPAC,  and room and board.

Professional Retreat Features

Every Child Can!© (ECC) is the required first step in becoming a Suzuki Certified Teacher. We are thrilled to offer this course to professional harpists interested in pursuing Suzuki training.

Every Child Can! is an introduction to Dr. Suzuki’s philosophy and its application to Suzuki education. For parents, teachers, prospective teachers and others, this course provides an inspiring, in-depth look at the Suzuki approach to teaching and learning.

In addition to exploring the elements of the Suzuki approach and its far-reaching goals, it includes an introduction to learning styles, history of the development of Suzuki education, the role of parents, the importance of Suzuki pedagogical training, and an overview of the SAA’s role in supporting teachers and parents. A fast-paced, engaging and inspiring program, ECC includes video materials and SAA-developed courseware, and provides each participant with useful reference materials (manuals) for later study. For teachers, ECC serves as the first course in the Suzuki Association of the Americas’ Teacher Development Program.

Professional Retreat harpists will perform in Sunday’s concert at Zankel Hall

Retreat participants stay in the newly built apartments at Sussman Village on the Skidmore Campus and eat at the Murray-Aikins Dining Hall.

Retreat Information

Duration August 7-9, 3 nights
Location Skidmore Campus
Age 21 and up
Tuition $500
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