A Thousand Hearts and Hands

August 15, 2014 by Susan Baer

At the 2014 SAA Conference, children from all over the Americas joined together in a celebration of music and commonality. This is a story of gratitude to the many individuals who made it possible. An idea was conceived. It might have… Read more ▶

Chair's Column: Promoting Suzuki Education

July 1, 2014 by Marilyn Kesler

Fifty years ago, Dr. Suzuki brought the first Talent Education Tour to the United States. I was teaching in Alton, Illinois, and going to school at Southern Illinois University, studying Suzuki education with Professor John Kendall. Little did I know… Read more ▶

Side by Side

July 1, 2014 by Leslie Mizrahi

Not just two pianos placed side by side, But the experience of two or more teachers learning together, Side by side. In the Suzuki method we are encouraged to teach with two pianos placed side by side so that one player can… Read more ▶

Beyond the Triangle

July 1, 2014 by Leslie Mizrahi

Translations: Español XXIX PERU SUZUKI FESTIVAL For the third time I had the opportunity to attend a Suzuki Festival in Peru last January. It was also my third time to take Piano Unit Three. On this occasion I had the honor and… Read more ▶

Margery Aber's Continuing Legacy: An Aber Suzuki Center Experience, from a First Timer's Point of View

July 1, 2014 by Iain Macpherson

Stevens Point, Wisconsin, didn’t really mean all that much to me as I boarded a plane in Ottawa, Canada, heading for a week-long Suzuki Voice teacher training course. I never expected such a “small city” to have such a “big… Read more ▶

Making Squares, Making Progress

July 1, 2014 by Kathleen Bowman

When standing two feet away from Chuck Close’s painting Robert (1997), all you can see are squares and rectangles emblazoned with color. Each square is about three-and-a-half inches wide and linked to another. The colors are richly saturated. Bright borders… Read more ▶

Suzuki Organ Down Under

July 1, 2014 by Jeremy Chesman

In January 2014, I had the opportunity to teach at and attend teacher training workshops at the Geelong Organ and Piano Summer School in Victoria, Australia. As a Suzuki organ teacher, this week opened my eyes to the potential of… Read more ▶

In Memoriam: Michele Higa George

June 4, 2014

There is no living in love without sorrow; but the greatest sorrow is not to love. —Anonymous REMEMBERING MICHELE HIGA GEORGE It is with great sadness that we share the news with the extended Suzuki Talent Education family that Michele Higa George passed… Read more ▶

Suzuki Americas Concert Video

May 26, 2014

Suzuki Americas was an incredible experience! Enjoy the Suzuki America concert video above featuring children from 10 countries in from all over the Americas. Read more ▶

Digital Downloads of Suzuki Recordings Now Available

May 9, 2014

Digital downloads of Suzuki repertoire recordings are now available through Amazon and iTunes. Read more ▶

AuntRhody.org—Free Parent Education Resource for Suzuki Programs

April 22, 2014 by Susan Sommerville

John was asleep again on my studio’s sofa as his eldest daughter took her lesson. The notebook on his lap contained only a few stokes of ink, obviously not enough to be of use at home practices. And anyway, in… Read more ▶

2014 Minijournal Cover Contest Winners

April 18, 2014

A big thank you to everybody who participated in the 2014 Minijournal Cover Design Contest! You can get a free copy of the 2014 Minijournal if you attend an Institute this summer. Copies will be on sale online for 50 cents in… Read more ▶

Reaching Out

April 17, 2014 by Ellen Kogut

Every two years, hundreds of Suzuki teachers descend upon the Minneapolis Hilton for the Suzuki Association of the Americas Conference. The Conference offers presentations, workshops, masterclasses, and performances, as well as the incredible opportunity to connect with colleagues from all… Read more ▶

AIR RACE 2014:  April 17th through April 27th

April 16, 2014

Until April 27th two virtual teams will compete in an event to raise funds for the Latin American Ensemble. Read more ▶

Live Broadcast from Japan: 50th Anniversary Concert of the Suzuki Method's 'Ten Children' Tour Group

March 28, 2014

In 1964, the first Suzuki tour group from Japan, called “10 Children,” wowed string teachers with every performance along their tour route. The performances of that group of young children from Japan were the start of everything that has led… Read more ▶

Learn, Celebrate, Empower: Connect with Your Community at the 2014 Conference

March 18, 2014 by Daina Volodka Staggs

We have a unique opportunity at the biennial SAA conferences to come together to learn, celebrate, and improve our teaching and ourselves through the power of Dr. Suzuki’s vision of educating children… Read more ▶

Conference 2014 Planning: It's Never Too Early!

February 14, 2014 by Libby Felts

We share some tips from seasoned conference goers on early-stage planning for an SAA conference. Read more ▶

Memorial Service for Dee Martz Set For May 27

February 11, 2014

To Suzuki Friends of Dee Martz: A memorial service for Dee Martz has been set for May 27  at 11 a.m. in Stevens Point, WI. The service will be held at UWSP in Michelsen Hall. Those attending the SAA Conference in Minneapolis… Read more ▶

Events Overview

February 7, 2014

It is conference registration time once again! Join your colleagues in Minneapolis May 22-26, 2014 and experience “Powered by Community”! You are an essential part of our Suzuki community, and your presence at the conference enriches the experience for all… Read more ▶

Why Support the Latin American Suzuki Ensemble?

February 1, 2014 by Rolando Freitag, Mary Halverson Waldo

Help us realize Dr. Suzuki's vision of developing understanding, tolerance, and world peace through the joy of music. Read more ▶

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