SAM 2019 Fall Workshop – Teacher Training2019-10-29T13:59:35-06:00

Teacher Training with Edmund Sprunger

Registration deadline –– October 30th, 11:59pm. 

Edmund Sprunger portrait photo

A former student of Dr. Shin’ichi Suzuki, Suzuki Method™ originator, Edmund Sprunger has taught violin for more than 20 years, including over 300 workshops and master classes throughout North America, South America, and Europe; and is a Registered Teacher Trainer with the Suzuki Association of the Americas.  He has presented sessions at numerous state, national, and international conferences.  Mr. Sprunger holds a BA in music from Goshen College, where he studied violin with Lon Sherer, and piano and piano pedagogy with Marvin Blickenstaff.  Also trained as a psychotherapist, he holds a Masters in Social Work from the University of Michigan and has done post-degree training with the Michigan and St. Louis psychoanalytic institutes.  Additional violin studies have been with Chihiro Kudo, Reinaldo Couto (Alexander Technique/Violin), Kent Perry, and Anna Martin. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Suzuki Association of the Americas and as Chair of the American String Teachers Association’s [ASTA] Committee on Studio Instruction.  In 2004 he received an ASTA Citation for Leadership and Merit.  He currently serves as Director of the Child Development Program at the St. Louis Psychoanalytic Institute.  His books, Helping Parents Practice:  Ideas for Making It Easier (Vol. 1) and Building Violin Skills: A Set of Plans Designed to Help Parents and Children Construct Positive Practices, are available from yespublishing.com.

Workshop Information

  • WHERE: University of Minnesota, Ferguson Hall Room 280
  • WHEN: November 1-3
  • SAA credit available for all registered Suzuki teachers.

Friday, November 1

Teacher Training – 5:00-7:00

Saturday, November 2

Teacher Training – 9:00-11:30
Honors Recital – 1:00
Violin Master Classes – 2:30-4:30
Piano, Guitar, Flute, and Cello Master Classes – 2:00-5:00
Parent Education Seminar – 6:45-8:00

Sunday, November 3

Teacher Training – 9:30-12:00
Lunch – 12:00-1:00
Teacher Training – 1:00-4:00

Twin Cities teachers
$150 for full workshop and SAA Training credit
$100 for one day

Teachers >60 miles outside Minneapolis/St. Paul
$100 for full workshop and SAA training credit PLUS help in finding home stay

register now!