Music Center to host Every Child Can!

Friday, March 15, 2019
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Every Child Can!© (ECC) is an introduction to Dr. Suzuki’s philosophy and its application to Suzuki education. For parents, teachers, prospective teachers and others, this course provides an inspiring, in-depth look at the Suzuki approach to teaching and learning.

In addition to exploring the elements of the Suzuki approach and its far-reaching goals, it includes an introduction to learning styles, history of the development of Suzuki education, the role of parents, the importance of Suzuki pedagogical training, and an overview of the SAA’s role in supporting teachers and parents. A fast-paced, engaging and inspiring program, ECC includes video materials and SAA-developed courseware, and provides each participant with useful reference materials (manuals) for later study. For teachers, ECC serves as the first course in the Suzuki Association of the Americas’ Teacher Development Program. Click for more info.


9:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Class/lecture
12:00 - 1:00 PM - Lunch Break
1:00 - 4:00 PM - Class/lecture

Trainer Information:

Geri Tata Arnold has been teaching Suzuki Method since 1972. A graduate of the Interlochen Arts Academy, she holds both a Bachelors and Masters in Music from the University of Michigan. Her training in Suzuki Method was with leading experts from the U.S., and with Dr. Shinichi Suzuki in Japan.

Geri has served on both SAA and ASTA Boards of Directors. She was named MASTA’s Teacher of the Year in 1990. She received the National ASTA “Citation for Leadership & Merit” in 2005. Her students performed for the opening of the 2007 National ASTA Conference in Detroit, MI. and are featured in the ASTA “Advocating for Strings” DVD. Awarded the 2012 “Career Achievement Award” from MASTA.

Originally from Ann Arbor, Michigan, Geri and her husband Gary recently moved to Seattle, WA. You can read more about Geri on her website