Due to Covid-19, all in-person teacher workshops are currently postponed.
We hope to reschedule our previously planned workshop with Elizabeth Cunha sometime in the future.
Please check back for updates or visit our Teacher Training page for current teacher training courses offered online.
“The Bow Arm Journey from Pre-twinkle to Book 10 and Beyond”, A Teacher Workshop with Cathryn Lee
Teachers, bring your violin or viola and prepare to meet the Panda! Beginning with the simplest games and exercises for the pre-twinkler, we will take our bow arms on a life-long journey towards the most advanced bowing techniques in the violin literature. Experience the ‘magic’ as we bend our knees and circle, tick-tock land and stop, and jellyfish our way from staccato to sautille.
Comments from previous class participants:
“I was amazed at how Mrs. Lee’s classes improved my own playing, not to mention my teaching.”
“Playing advanced repertoire has never felt this easy before. It’s like using the bow is almost effortless.”
“Cathy Lee is The Queen of the Bow”.
Thank you for your interest in the class, but enrollment is FULL.
All applications not received before noon on 9/15/16 will be returned.
Dulles High School – Orchestra Room
550 Dulles Ave., Sugar Land, TX 77479
Entrance to the orchestra room is on the side of the building, between the High School and Middle School.
***PARKING CHANGE*** Because of marching band practice, please park in the front parking lot in front of Rogers Auditorium. Follow the sidewalk outside to the left of the auditorium, enter thru the door to the hallway behind the auditorium, go down the hallway, orchestra room is the last room on the right.
Your instrument and bow
Pencil and paper for notes
Course materials, if you already own the books. (If you are purchasing materials with enrollment, you will receive your books on Friday night at class.)
Coffee, etc. There is NO coffee machine or vending nearby. Please bring whatever you require with you.
The “after party”
Participants may join Mrs. Lee for dinner on Saturday evening at 6:30pm at Guru Burger at Sugar Land Town Square, 15958 City Walk, Sugar Land, TX 77479. View restaurant menu here. The cost of dinner is not included in your course fees. The restaurant will allow separate checks for diners in large parties. The restaurant will automatically add gratuity to your check. Parking in the parking garage is recommended. Street parking will be difficult to find.
Course fee: $175.00
Materials: $75.00 (3 book set – Bow Exercises, Bow Strokes, Bow Stroke Excerpts)
SAA Registration fee (optional): $10.00 (SAA members only: this fee is required to register your course with the Suzuki Association of the Americas)
None. No prior Suzuki Book training or Unit training required.
Questions? Contact us
San Francisco based violin teacher Cathryn S. Lee has taught countless families and teachers around the world since 1976. She is respected for teaching all ages and levels using her detailed and practical “best of both worlds” approach inspired by her studies with Dr. Shinichi Suzuki and her “traditional” studies with concert artist Dame Camilla Wicks.
As a teacher trainer, Cathryn has taught and lectured at SAA National Conferences, Leadership Summits/Retreats, Suzuki Method World Conferences, the first International Suzuki Teacher Trainer Conference in 2009 and most recently at the 16th Suzuki World Convention in 2013. She has given master classes and pedagogy classes in Australia, Canada, England, Italy, Japan, New Zealand and throughout the United States. She is the Artistic Consultant for the Northern California Suzuki Institute. Cathryn is a regular guest lecturer in String Pedagogy at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. She is the author of Bow Exercises, Bow Strokes and the Bow Stroke Excerpts for Violin books.
In 1977, Cathryn founded the Suzuki Music Studio of San Francisco where she continues to teach students and train teachers. Her students have held titled chairs in numerous youth and school orchestras and placed in numerous competitions including the Junior Bach Festival. Cathryn has a B.A. in Performance and Composition, M.A. in Performance from San Francisco College for Women and a teaching certificate from the Talent Education Institute in Japan. She and her husband raised their sons, Whit an actor/violinist in New York City and Corin, a violinist and graduate of Juilliard and Yale University.