SAA Conference Day 2
What a jam-packed day!
Woke up and got ready for my first session at 8:30. This one was on the Suzuki Quint and Position etudes. It was absolutely wonderful. I am excited about new ways to implement these studies into my teaching.
The second one I attended was a session on how to prepare advanced studies to begin studying the major concerti. Not only did I learn some great things to try with my students, I'm excited to try them all myself. I feel like as I become a better teacher, I continue to become a better player!
The third session was on group classes - Pre-Twinkle, mixed levels, mixed instruments, and advanced students. I am always looking for new Pre-Twinkle activities in particular, and this did not disappoint!
Had a lovely lunch at The Local with a friend that I met in my Book 1 training class, and met a friend of hers who was really great as well. We made our way back to the Hilton and attended a keynote.
After lunch, I went to a session about studio management that was very, very informative. The panel consisted of five Suzuki teachers who teach in different capacities. It's always interesting to see how and where different people teach.
The last session I attended was a hands-on session on teaching bow strokes. It was so much fun! This was absolutely one of my favorite. We were taught some different exercised to do with our bows and I was blown away at how much these exercises changed our sound.
I was wiped out after this day, but so excited to meet up with an old friend who lives here. We had an amazing dinner at Barbette and hours and hours of laughing and catching up.
Lots more tomorrow!