"Absolutely Ottawa!" Programs for Teachers
Teacher Courses 2018
Many teachers choose Absolutely Ottawa to learn Suzuki Method pedagogy from master teachers.
Institute provides wonderful opportunities to observe excellent Suzuki Method teaching.
* Please read through this page and the course information before registering.
Registration for Teacher Courses 2018 is now closed.
“Every child grows; everything
depends on the teacher.”
-Dr. Shinichi Suzuki
Every Child Can! ( One day, six hour course )
This course is required of all teachers as pre-requisite to Book One Courses - all instruments. The fast-paced, engaging class is also open to parents, administrators, and others interested in the Suzuki approach. Students wishing to register for this class must be at the collegiate level or must have graduated from high school in the spring of 2018.
Violin Book One ( 28 hour course )
This course has a minimum of 28 class hours ( 100% attendance required in order to register the class with the Suzuki Association of the Americas ) and a minimum of 15 hours of observation of student lessons.
Violin Book Two ( 15 hour course)
This course has a minimum of 15 class hours ( 100% attendance required in order to register the class with the Suzuki Association of the Americas ) and a minimum of 8 hours of observation of student lessons.
Teacher Observers are welcome to observe all student classes, lessons, and Master Classes. Teacher Observers are not permitted to attend Teacher Training class sessions.
Fee = $40 per day
Housing and Meals
Ottawa University dormitory housing is provided in suites with central living area and a bathroom for each suite of two bedrooms. Assignments will be made on a first-come / first-served basis. REGISTER EARLY. Prior notification of special needs is required so housing can be arranged to best accommodate needs. Indicate roommate requests on registration form.
If staying in university housing, please bring towels, linens, blankets and pillows for all in your family.
for Housing and Meals:
Cost per Individual for Teacher Training Book 1 $600
Housing is available Sunday night, June 3 through Saturday night, June 9
Meals are available Sunday, June 3 supper through Sunday, June 10 breakfast
Extra nights of housing (June 1 and June 2) are available at $40.00 per night
Cost per Individual for Teacher Training Book 2 $485
Housing is available Sunday night, June 3 through Friday night, June 8
Meals are available Sunday, June 3 supper through Friday, June 8 supper
Please include an indication of any special dietary needs on your registration form.
Commuter Meal Cards
Commuter Meal Cards are available to off-campus participants and their family members. A meal card costs $75 and entitles its holder to any 8 meals of his / her choosing throughout the week. Meals are also available on a cost per meal basis for participants living off campus and for guests.
Note: The participant saves money by purchasing the meal card, if 8 meals are eaten.The Hetrick Dining Center is located in the Gibson Student Center in the center of the OU campus.
Please include an indication of dietary needs on your registration form.
University Facility Fee = $100
This fee is required by the university only by those participants who do not choose the HOUSING/MEALS option.