Saturday February 25, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM MST
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American Preparatory Academy 
11938 S Lone Peak Parkway
Draper, UT 84020

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Stacy Smith 
Suzuki Association of Utah 

SAU Parent Convention 2017 

Join teachers and parents from the Suzuki Association of Utah for a day of inspiration and motivation especially for Suzuki Parents, featuring Ed Sprunger, SAA Teacher Trainer and author of "Helping Parents Practice" and "Building Violin Skills." Don't miss it!

Saturday, February 25th, 2017

8:00 am-4:00 pm:

SAU Teacher and Parent Convention

8:30 am: Registration opens, light breakfast served

8:30 am: Instrument Meetings

9:00 am: Classes for Teachers and Parents

  • PreTwinkle Techniques: Ed Sprunger
  • Creating a Practice Plan: Brittany Gardner
  • Teaching Form Using Suzuki Pieces: Nicole Brady
  • Using Technology in the Studio: Brecklyn Ferrin, Colin Mitchell, Nancy Wood

 10:00 am: Keynote address for Teachers and Parents by Ed Sprunger

11:00 am: Classes for Teachers and Parents

  • Building Your Village as Suzuki Teacher and a Suzuki Parent: Brittany Gardner and Stacy Smith
  • Parent Lecture: Ed Sprunger
  • Suzuki Piano Masterclass: Cleo Brimhall
  • Introduction to Suzuki Voice: Debby Smith

12:00 pm: Lunch for all participants, included in registration

1:00 pm: Classes for Teacher and Parents

  • Parent Lecture: Ed Sprunger
  • The Business of Running a Suzuki Studio: Asheley Watabe
  • Suzuki Piano Masterclass: Cleo Brimhall
  • Viola for Violinists: Megan Mason

2:00 pm: Classes for Teachers and Parents 

  • Q&A with Ed Sprunger
  • Beginning with the End in MInd: Nicole Brady
  • Organization for Parents: Mary Wood
  • Note Reading for Suzuki Students: Denise Willey

3:00 pm: Classes for Teachers and Parents

  • Organization for Suzuki Teachers: Mary Wood
  • Student Age and Ability Level: MiKelle DeMille