The Royal Conservatoire Antwerp is the only academic institution in Europe to offer a postgraduate Suzuki degree.
This method was developed by the Japanese violinist and pedagogue Shinichi Suzuki (1898-1998). He based this on the way young children learn their mother tongue. The training aims to teach the knowledge and skills of the Suzuki method for violin (including obtaining Level 1 to 5 certificates of the European Suzuki Association).
The course is open to an international audience and is taught in English.
Since 2014, the Conservatoire has offered this two-year postgraduate diploma. 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 course leads to the diploma awarded by the European Suzuki Association and the postgraduate diploma Suzuki Teacher.