Teacher Training

Piano Pedagogy Program

The Piano Pedagogy Program helps students prepare for the Royal Conservatory of Music ARCT Teacher’s diploma, and is a great course for students who want to teach piano.

There are three levels leading to completion of the ARCT:

  • Elementary Pedagogy certificate
  • Intermediate level certificate
  • Advanced Pedagogy diploma

There are three examinations required for each level:

  • written exam
  • viva voce (spoken) exam
  • practical exam

Preparation for the written and viva voce exams are done in class and preparation for the practical exams are done with the individual student’s piano teacher. Some prior teaching experience is helpful, but not required to take the course.

Suzuki Teacher Development Program

Suzuki Association of the Americas Registered Suzuki Teacher Trainer – Susan Magnusson

The Teacher Development Program offers long-term training in piano for new teachers and professional development for experienced teachers.

Long-term training provides in-depth study of the Suzuki Piano Method over a two year period.

Short-term training is offered in piano and violin during the Suzuki Summer Workshop.

All courses completed qualify for registration with the Suzuki Association of the Americas.

Teachers and pedagogy students are welcome to arrange consultations with our highly accredited faculty for professional development.