Teacher Training with Chenoa Murphy and Christine Goodner

November 5th-7th, 2021

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

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

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Born and raised in Memphis, TN, Chenoa enrolled in Suzuki violin at age 3. She has since achieved B.M and M.M degrees in Violin Performance and is a highly sought-after educator, guest lecturer, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion facilitator for various music organizations and college campuses. Her online courses: Introduction to Black Classical Composers and Musicians and Black Classical Musicians: The Journey Onward highlight the contributions and achievements of classical music composers of African descent. Her article “Black Representation in Classical Music Matters” was featured in the Summer 2020 edition of the American Suzuki Journal.

She is a member of the Illinois Symphony Orchestra and mother of two beautiful children, Victoria, and Jonathan. Her podcast, “Black, White & In Color,” is on platforms such as Apple, iTunes, Spotify and Anchor.

Christine Goodner is a Suzuki Violin, Viola & Suzuki Early Childhood Education teacher in Hillsboro, OR. She has experienced all sides of the Suzuki triangle: as a student from the age of 3, parent to two daughters, and as a teacher. Christine is currently serving on the board of the Oregon Suzuki Association, is Co-Director of the Oregon Suzuki Institute, and is the author of the Suzuki-licensed book,
Beyond the Music Lesson: Habits of Successful Suzuki Families. Christine writes, speaks, and podcasts on a regular basis about teaching and learning music; you can follow her work at www.SuzukiTriangle.com.

  • WHERE: University of Minnesota, Ferguson Hall Room 280
  • WHEN: November 5-7th
  • All sessions will be available in-person or by Zoom. They will be recorded and available for a limited time to registrants only.

Friday, November 5, 2021

5pm – 7pm: Christine Goodner: Student Motivation and Supporting Home Practice

Saturday, November 6, 2021

9am – 11:30am: Christine Goodner: Supporting Families in 2021/22
12:15pm – 1:45pm: SAM Annual meeting
2pm – 4pm: Chenoa Murphy: Black Composers and Musicians
4:30 – 6:30pm: Parent Education session with Christine Goodner and Chenoa Murphy  Supporting Your Suzuki Student and Setting Them Up for Success

Sunday, November 7, 2021

9:30am – 11:30am: Christine Goodner: Ages & Stages of Development,and Helping Parents Problem Solve
1pm – 3pm: Chenoa Murphy: Diversity in Your Studio – What does this mean for your teaching and your studio?


$100/full weekend