Every Child Can — Friday July 27, 2018

Where: Eastern Michigan University
Alexander Building
Hours: 10am–5pm
Cost: $115
Instructor: Edward Kreitman

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. It is not instrument-specific.

In addition to exploring the elements of the Suzuki approach and its far-reaching goals, the workshop 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 Suzuki Association of the Americas’ 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 SAA’s Teacher Development Program.

About the instructor

Ed KreitmanEdward Kreitman is the founder and Director of the Western Springs School of Talent Education. Mr. Kreitman received his undergraduate degree from Western Illinois University where he studied Suzuki Pedagogy with Doris Preucil and Almita Vamos. In 1986, he studied with Dr. Suzuki at the Talent Education Summer School in Matsumoto, Japan.

Mr. Kreitman is known throughout the world as a guest clinician at Suzuki institutes and workshops and is a registered Teacher Trainer of the Suzuki Association of the Americas. Mr. Kreitman is the author of Teaching from the Balance Point—A Guide for Suzuki Parents, Teachers, and Students and Teaching with an Open Heart—A Guide for Developing Conscious Musicianship.

Mr. Kreitman has served the Suzuki Association of the Americas in many capacities including a member of the Board of Directors, Violin Committee, and Coordinator for several Suzuki Method Teachers Conferences. Recently, Mr. Kreitman served on the SAA team that developed the Every Child Can! course. In 2008 Mr. Kreitman was honored to be presented with the Suzuki Chair Award at the American Suzuki Institute in Stevens Point, WI. In March 2011, he was awarded the Suzuki Association of the America’s Certificate of Achievement, an award given to teachers that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to excellence in their teaching.

Getting here

The Alexander Building is located on the campus of Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti MI, at the corner of Lowell and E. Circle Streets. There is construction in front of the building. Do not follow detour signs; just continue down Lowell about half a block past the building and enter through the Sill parking lot.


FREE parking in Sill or the attached Alexander Guest Lot.


A one-hour break is scheduled into the class. There is a Jimmy John’s within walking distance (map), or you may bring your own. There is a microwave in the building, but no refrigerator.