The Suzuki Piano Teacher Training Institute at Holy Names University is a summer program for music educators to obtain credentials in Suzuki Piano Teaching.
September 9, 2019
Deadline for preliminary count for Fall Graduation.
September 29, 2019 Sun., 3:00 pm
Lecture/Recital by Justin Levitt, Steinway Piano Gallery, Walnut Creek.
September 29, 2019
Last weekend for Viewing Evaluation Session.
October 4, 2019 Fri.
Last day of Viewing Evaluation Session
October 4, 2019 Fri., 9:30 am
Kent's Session at HNU.
October 25, 2019 Fri.
SMAC-BAPB teachers' discussion & exchange. Location TBA.
November 3, 2019 Sun., 1pm-5pm
2019 Fall Piano Graduation Concerts, Studio Theater, HNU.
November 11, 2019 Mon., 10 am
Poulenc's Music Lecture/Recital by Scott Pratt* (*MTAC Event welcomes SMAC-BAPB members, free admission), Steinway Piano Gallery, Walnut Creek.
February 26, 2020 Wed.
Deadline for preliminary count for Spring Piano Graduation Concerts.
HNU, McElroy Hall (FULL, no longer accepting applicants)
March 20, 2020 Fri., 9:30 am
Kent's Session at HNU.
March 22, 2020 Sun.
Last Weekend Viewing Evaluation Session.
March 27, 2020 Fri.
Last Viewing Evaluation Session.
April 20, 2020 Mon., 10:00 am
Mozart: Exhilarating Joy and Transcendental Beauty, Lecture/Recital by Sandra Wright Shen* (*MTAC Event, free admission for SMAC-BAPB members), Steinway Piano Gallery, Walnut Creek.
April 26, 2020 Sun., 1pm-5pm
2020 Spring Piano Graduation Concerts, CSMA.
May 3, 2020 Sun., 3:00 pm
Justin Levitt Music Festival and Master Class, Steinway Piano Gallery, Walnut Creek.
SMAC Representative: Barbie Wong
Bookkeeper: Yuko Hirama
Fall Graduation: Kent Tchii
Spring Graduation: Yumiko Zulch
Workshops: Katharine Austin
Website: Josephine Sanchez
PayPal: Megan Mui
Attention, Teachers and Parents! More information on the Graduation Program
The process of proceeding to the next level is determined by submitting recordings of the graduation pieces to be viewed by a panel of teachers. In order to ensure student's success, participant's recorded performance must be fluent and without stops.
Parents will find all the information they need here: Information for Parents
Teachers who have graduating students will find all the information they need here:
Process for Participation
When can students perform pieces outside of Suzuki Book Repertoire?
Starting at Level 4, students may record an optional third piece which is not in the Suzuki repertoire. This means the student will submit a total of three (3) recordings: the Suzuki Graduation piece, the second Suzuki performance piece and the non-Suzuki piece which is not in the Suzuki books. The Viewing Evaluation Committee will select the appropriate piece for student to perform at the Graduation Concert.
The required pieces for each level are in the Graduation Levels page.