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In Memoriam: Charlene Wilson

January 30, 2014

Charlene Wilson, musician and cello teacher, passed away on Saturday, January 4, at the age of 81.
She will be fondly remembered by her daughters, Charlyn Wilson of Tualatin, OR, and Cynthia Halle of Upperco, MD; her son James Wilson… Read more ▶

In Memoriam: Janos Starker, July 5, 1924 - April 28, 2013

April 30, 2013

Janos Starker, master cellist, educator, and member of the SAA Honorary Board of Directors, died Sunday in Bloomington, Indiana, at age 88.
In addition to serving on the Honorary Board, Mr. Starker was a guest at the first SAA Conference,… Read more ▶

Digital Downloads of Suzuki Recordings

January 25, 2013

We are very excited to let you know that this summer Suzuki recordings will become available at Alfred.com/downloads, and eventually on iTunes and Amazon. Read more ▶

High Notes: Getting to Know Your Horsehair

January 17, 2013 by Susan Baer

Have you ever imagined what the horse that donated its tail for your bow hair looks like? Where does it live? Is it a mare or a stallion? Here are some interesting facts that might help you get to know your horse. Read more ▶

High Notes: The Case of the Dubious Identity

November 8, 2012 by Susan Baer

Sometimes determining the credible identity of an instrument’s maker can seem like the plot of a detective novel full of intrigue and deception. In an age where scientific advancements are making it possible to solve crimes of yore through DNA testing, similar discoveries are taking place in the world of stringed instruments. Read more ▶

High Notes: Off to a Great Start

September 18, 2012 by Susan Baer

Embarking on the journey to mastery of a stringed instrument requires a certain degree of courage, even when starting firmly entrenched in the belief that every child can. Read more ▶

Beauty and Enrichment for Cellists

September 1, 2012 by Marilyn George

More than 110 cello teachers attended the 2012 Conference in Minneapolis. They were treated to a buffet of stimulating cello sessions. Read more ▶

Congratulations to New Teacher Trainers

September 15, 2011

The SAA would like to welcome five new Teacher Trainers:
Amy Matherly
Charlton, MA
Violin
Nightingale Chen
Powell, OH
Piano
Priscilla Jones
Bainbridge Island, WA
Cello
Sharon Jones
London, ON
Suzuki Early Childhood Education
Haukur Hannesson
Uppsala, Sweden
Cello
ESA Level V Trainer, added to SAA Registry
We look forward to their service in this new and… Read more ▶

Profile: Marilyn Kesler, Board of Directors Chair-Elect

August 11, 2011 by Marilyn Kesler

Meet newly-appointed SAA Board of Directors Chair-elect Marilyn Kesler. Kesler begins her two-year term as chair-elect on August 1, after which she will become board chair. Read more ▶

Cello Poems

March 25, 2011 by Alice Ann O’Neill

Cello
By Grace Robinson
I will be a hundred cellos,
all in one.
I will play – I will sing,
I’ll have fun.
I’ll describe a murky rainforest,
with the rhythm in my soul.
I’ll be a thunderous storm,
It’s my only goal.
And when I’m done with my few… Read more ▶

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