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Postgraduate Suzuki Teaching Method (Violin) ESA 1, 2 and 5

Did you know that, in Europe, you can only obtain a Suzuki postgraduate degree at the Royal Conservatoire Antwerp?

The method

The 'Suzuki method' was developed by Japanese violinist and pedagogue Shinichi Suzuki (1898-1998). It is based on the way young children learn their mother tongue. The course is open to an international audience and is taught in English. The Conservatory has offered this two-year postgraduate degree since 2014. Professional violinists from all over Europe, the USA and Japan are drawn to specialise in the methodology and child-centred approach of the Suzuki Method.
The training leads to the diploma awarded by the European Suzuki Association and the Diploma of Postgraduate Suzuki Teacher.
A new series of lessons will start in October 2023. We offer the training leading to the ESA levels 1-5. 
You can enrol for ESA 1, 2 and 5 in 2023-2024.
The course is held at the Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp (campus DE SINGEL) and runs over 7 long weekends.
The teachers are the world-renowned lecturers: Veerle Van Gorp, Wim Meuris and Koen Rens.

Training content


  • Following the ESA Teacher Training Syllabus
  • Suzuki Philosophy
  • Suzuki Pedagogy
  • Suzuki Methodology
  • Individual Lessons
  • Supervised Teaching
  • Parent Coaching
  • Pedagogical Projects and Workshops
  • Repertoire training and Study of Suzuki Literature
  • Groupclass Methodology and training
  • Observation

Added Value specific to the Antwerp Postgraduate

  • Research 

  • Teaching Instrument

  • Masterclass opportunities with high-profile International Teacher Trainers

View the programme via Programme - String Instruments | AP School Of Arts (

Academic year 2023-2024

  • Intake interviews scheduled on 31 August 2023 from 10am
  • Level 1 & 2 from October 2023
  • Level 5 from October 2023
  • Admission requirements
  • A master's degree (for Belgian students) or bachelor's degree (for foreign students) in violin or viola 
  • The motivation to work with very young children and teenagers 
  • An interview is scheduled on 31 August 2023 from 10am. The interview will take place at the Conservatoire or online for candidates not located in Belgium.

Register and contact

For individual questions, contact 
To register, go to Admission and Registration.