International Music Teachers EXchange Conference in Germany

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27 – 30 October 2017
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Start: Friday, 27 October 2017, 2:00 p.m.
Monday, 30 October 2017, 1:00 p.m.

Suzuki and traditional music teachers from all over the world will gather together at the International Music Teachers EXchange Conference in Remscheid/Germany to share their experience in an open, interactive, and inclusive learning environment where all are welcome! Our presenters are preparing wonderful lectures, discussions, and instrumental sessions FOR YOU.



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We are honored to present
Mimi Zweig (USA) as our featured guest.

mimiOne of the Conference highlights will be the world-renowned American violinist and pedagogue Mimi Zweig.
Mimi Zweig is considered one of the world’s most renowned and innovative string pedagogues. Her approach to violin performance engages the physical, the psychological, and the musical abilities of her students. Her fundamental principles of violin teaching, based on natural physical motions nurtured in a non-judgmental environment, embodies all three of these elements of performance, and incorporates the philosophies and teaching ideas of Shinichi Suzuki and Paul Rolland.

Course A:
Intensive Course for Violin Teachers with Mimi Zweig

Start: Friday, 27 October 2017, 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, 28 October 2017, 12:00 p.m.

Course B:
9th International Music Teachers’ Exchange Weekend featuring our special guest presenter Mimi Zweig

Start: Saturday, 28 October 2017, 2:30 p.m.
Sunday, 29 October 2017, 3:00 p.m.

During Course A and Course B Mimi Zweig will present lectures and workshops for teachers. Participants will also have the opportunity to ask questions and engage in pedagogical discussions with our featured guest.
Detailed information will follow soon.

Course C:
Intensive Course for Violin Teachers
Book 1A: Lightly Row – Allegro

Start: Sunday, 29 October 2017, 4:00 p.m.
Monday, 30 October 2017, 1:30 p.m.

The future success of a student
depends greatly upon the teacher’s ability to effectively teach the content of Book 1.
Kerstin Wartberg, Charles Krigbaum and several other experienced Suzuki teachers from various European countries and the USA will share details about their strategies for establishing an excellent foundation for beginning students.

In particular, the course will address the most important teaching points at the Book 1A level, as participants learn new and creative ways to teach technique, musicianship, and sound quality to young children.
Teachers from different parts of the world will present and share their personal approaches to teaching the pieces of Book 1A in private and group classes.


Conference Directors:
Kerstin Wartberg & Charles Krigbaum

Conference Venue:
Küppelstein 34
D-42857 Remscheid

Conference Languages:
English and German


It is not difficult to reach Remscheid. We shall send you a description how to find your way by car, train or plane. There are three airports near Remscheid (at a distance of 40-60 kilometers).

Many low-cost airlines fly to Düsseldorf, Cologne/Bonn and Dortmund.

We hope to see you at the Teachers‘ Convention!


Video about the
Teachers’ Convention 2016

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