professional development

in the Suzuki Guitar School&trade


Many guitarists have discovered an effective direction in their teaching as well as found a sense of personal fulfillment as a result of embracing the Suzuki approach in bringing music to the lives of families and children. The success of the Suzuki Method™ relies heavily on thorough and well organized teacher development. Training is offered at centers around the world. Short–term, long–term and aprenticeship programs are offered to maintain the highest possible standards.

As a founding member and chairman of both the Guitar Committee of the International Suzuki Association and the Guitar Committee for the Suzuki Association of the Americas Mr. Longay has remained a leader in developing the Suzuki approach to the classical guitar. For nearly thirty years he has been in demand as a teacher and trainer in South America, Australia as well as all across North America.

Here’s what teachers have said...

Thank you so much for sharing your wisdom, teaching methods, and depth of commitment with us. The difference it makes in the lives of children and their families is amazing. I only hope I can continue what you started with the integrity and love you exude. What a wonderful week! I will miss everyone!

&mdash Mary Legge, Calgary, AB

Just wanted to thank you for a very inspiring week. You’ve set a high standard for us all by example as a musician and teacher, and through your personal integrity, and I know we all want to live up to that.

&mdash Mychal Gendron, Rhode Island

Frank, your class was AWESOME. I loved the presentation of the Book III material, and also your idea of having each of us teach the class as a group class.

&mdash Jamie Williams–Grossman, New York

I have had so much fun and learned even more about myself as a teacher than I ever thought possible. Last night I had group class and I was excited all day because I kept thinking that as soon as 6:00 rolled around I would get to teach 9 awesome little guitarists...I just can't get enough of it. The support from all of my parents is wonderful.

Thank you for showing me how to teach and how to see the potential in every kid! When I walk down the street and I see a small kid I think to myself I should be teaching them about music and I have to resist the urge to ask their parents if I can! Suzuki Baby and Toddler class is a riot too. I can’t wait for Saturday mornings so we can sing silly songs and beat drums. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

&mdash Sarah, Bismarck, North Dakota

It is a great pleasure to invite you to consider the possibility of making this approach yours. The Longay Conservatory of Guitar is please to be able to make the following Professional Development offerings...

Every Child Can! (ECC!)

An Introduction to Suzuki Education | Suzuki Association of the Americas

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Every Child Can! is a six–hour course introducting Dr. Suzuki’s philosophy and its application to Suzuki education. For parents, teachers, perspective teachers and others, this course provides an inspiring, in–depth look at the Suzuki approach to teaching and learning. Learn more...



It gives us pleasure to offer these exciting, fun and intensive Professional Development Workshops. These workshops are especially designed for those with a desire to begin or continue their study with the highest caliber of training possible in the program which sets the world standard in pedagogical excellence. Learn more...

More Training Opportunities...

Related information...

If you have not done so already, please explore the following pages which briefly discuss the Suzuki approach...

Please do not hesitate to contact us at (408) 343–0933 if you wish further information.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!

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