Teacher & Volunteer Opportunities

Teacher Registration is still open! No Late Fee applies.

2020 Teacher Events

Saturday, March 14


Teacher Workshops

Join fellow Suzuki teachers from around the state to gain enrichment and inspiration from Festival clinicians! Open to teachers of any instrument.  

1-hour workshop tuition: $30


2:00-2:55pm: “Giving Posture Wings and a Tail: How a Contemporary Alexander Technique Approach can make an immediate and significant difference in your students' playing” --Angela Leidig 


3:00-3:55 pm: "Discipline with Kindness" –Annalise Ohse

4:00-4:55 pm: "Attention to Tension:  Helping Students Play with Ease" –David Holmes


5:00-5:55 pm: "Empowering Ability Development" –-Jane Reed 


Faculty & Teacher Dinner


Saturday, March 14, 6:30pm at Symphony Sushi

Join us and meet your fellow colleagues! ($30 per person)

Sunday, March 15

Faculty & Teacher Lunch


Located in the Downstairs Lounge at The Student Life & Performing Center

Free for faculty and volunteers, $10 for all others

Festival Observer Passes

Saturday Observer: $20

Sunday Observer: $40​

Send Students to the Festival!

Send your students to the Festival!


Teachers who send 10+ students can attend the whole weekend for free!!

 (This includes observing both days, attending teacher workshops, and the Faculty Lunch on Sunday!) 

Please note, this does not include dinner on Saturday night.


Students often experience a big motivational boost from the Festival.  You can encourage them to attend and help them prepare the appropriate repertoire. 


Please fill out the Teacher Registration form to let us know which events you will be attending!


Volunteering at the Festival is a fun and easy way to get connected with your local Suzuki community!

In exchange for volunteering 3+ hours, you can attend Sunday lunch and observe Saturday and Sunday for free! (Please note, Teacher Workshops must still be registered and paid for).  



Please also remember to fill out the Teacher Registration Form on the Registration Page



We would love your help with the following:  

  • Help with preparations (mailings, registrations, t-shirts etc.) 

  • Provide housing or transportation for our clinicians

  • Tune instruments for String Group Classes

  • Take pictures of the Festival:  Help us document this amazing experience!

  • Room Host (someone who helps our clinicians with specific needs in their rooms at NEC) 

  • Check-in at Student Center (Sunday 7-9am), and Info Desk at Jordan Hall (Sunday throughout the day)  

  • Set-up on Saturday (10:30am-12:00noon)

  • Set-up on Sunday (7am)  

  • Sunday lunch set-up/clean-up (11:30am-1:30pm)

  • Sunday Festival cleanup (3pm-5pm) 

  • Play cello or violin for chamber Triolets: The Triolet classes will take place from 1:00-1:45pm and 2:00-2:45pm on Sunday.

  • Play in the student chamber orchestra: We are always looking for local teachers to help out in each instrument area--violin 1, 2, 3, viola, and cello!                                      The chamber orchestra will meet for two rehearsals: one on Saturday, March 14 from 3:45-4:45pm, and one on Sunday, March 15 between 11-12 noon.  The performance of this repertoire will take place at 3:00 pm on Sunday.

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