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Teacher Training at the

North Texas School of Talent Education

The Suzuki Association of the Americas oversees an extensive teacher development process.  Courses are offered across the country by a select group of registered teacher trainers, a distinction shared by NTSTE Directors Charles Krigbaum and Daina Volodka Staggs. 


If you are interested in pursing training to become a registered Suzuki teacher, you can view upcoming training opportunities with Mr. Krigbaum and Mrs. Volodka Staggs below.  

Upcoming Courses

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Exploring Violin Technique: core concepts and fundamental exercises for beginning violinists

1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23 from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM Central Time

Online via Zoom


Join us for this exciting exploration of all the core concepts of violin technique! Learn about possibilities and recommendations for creating a technical curriculum for students. Topics and exercises include scales, arpeggios, shifting, vibrato, string crossing, double stops, fourth finger development, harmonics, and pizzicato! 

The Joy of Pre-Twinkle for Violin and Viola!

March 6-10, 2023

Online via Zoom


Please join me on a dynamic and exciting discussion about the Pre-Twinkle phase!  Dr. Suzuki said that to play the music of Mozart, a player needs to have the highest level of both technical ability and musical sensitivity. The Joy of PreTwinkle will center around shaping the earliest experiences of a violin or viola student with activities to support these aims, framed inside of brain development, ownership, and the building of internal motivation. This course is filled with practical tools for setting and developing the technique AND musicianship for the beginning student. As is typical of my training, this course is full of videos showing real world examples and lessons with beginners.

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