Teacher Training with Carey Beth Hockett and Caroline Fraser

November 4th-6th, 2022

University of Minnesota
Ferguson Hall
2106 S Fourth St
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Registration deadline –– Nov 1st, 11:59pm.

register now!

Please join us for a free parent talk Saturday Nov. 5th via Zoom 4-5pm. Our presenter, Angel Falú-García, will focus on how to tap into the intrinsic motivation of your Suzuki student, based on the content of the book Little Guide to Big Motivation by Ruth Meints, and is geared towards parents and teachers alike.

Meeting ID: 216 659 6128
Passcode: 137135


Caroline Fraser is from Scotland. She graduated from Edinburgh University with a Bachelor of Music degree and studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London, obtaining the diplomas Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Music (piano) and Licentiate of the Royal College of Music (violin). She obtained a Masters of Music degree with Kodaly emphasis from Holy Names University (HNU) in California. From 1992 until 1999 she was lecturer in music theory at HNU, where she continues to direct the Summer Suzuki Piano Teacher Training Institute. Caroline is an ESA and SAA teacher trainer. After living in Lima, Peru for many years, she currently resides in Edinburgh, Scotland. She has given teacher training courses all over Latin America and the USA, in Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia. She is passionate about promoting a natural approach to learning and to teaching music reading and theory.

Caroline will be teaching a piano masterclass on Sunday, Nov. 6th, 9am-12pm by Zoom. This class is available to attend at the UofM or by Zoom.

Carey Beth Hockett is a member of the Suzuki faculty
and Director of the Jumpstart String Program at the Colburn School in Los Angeles. She is well known for her creative work with groups of all sizes and increasingly in demand to train teachers in Group Class Techniques. Her compositions include Amusements for String Quartet, a collection of short pieces designed to train basic ensemble-playing skills, and Diversions for Cello Ensemble, a series of pieces that include elements of body percussion and cello drumming along with normal playing.

Carey Beth will be teaching Group Class Techniques Nov 4th-6th. SAA credit is available for string teachers. Teachers on other instruments may register to observe. This class is offered in-person only.

If you have cello students in late Book One (Etude or beyond) or Book Two OR violin students in Book 4, encourage them to register to participate in the student group classes on Sat, Nov 5th!

  • WHERE: University of Minnesota, Ferguson Hall Room 280
  • WHEN: November 4-6th
  • Zoom info forthcoming
  • Register by Nov 1.

Friday, November 4, 2022

4:30pm – 7:00pm: Group Class Techniques with Carey Beth Hockett
Clinician and teacher welcome dinner

Saturday, November 5, 2022

9am – 11:30pm: Group Class Techniques with Carey Beth Hockett
2-2:45pm: Cello Book 1B-2 Group Class
3-3:45pm: Violin Book 4 Group Class
4-5:00pm: Parent Talk: Student Motivation with Ángel Falú Garcia
4:00-6:30: Group Class Techniques with Carey Beth Hockett

Sunday, November 6, 2022

9am-12pm: Piano Masterclass with Caroline Fraser
9:30am – 12pm: Group Class Techniques with Carey Beth Hockett

Teacher Training/Observation:
$100/full weekend
For SAA Credit: $150

Student Group Class: $15
Parent Talks: FREE