First Piano Practice Challenge Suzuki Piano Tour 2022

November 18, 2021

Suzuki Piano Teachers of the Americas Dear teacher: Please receive a heartfelt greeting on behalf of the International Suzuki Piano Teachers Alliance, created in 2021 by a group of Teacher Trainers from the United States and Canada, and a work team composed… Read more ▶
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In Memoriam Lorraine Ellen Greenfield Westermark

November 12, 2021

Lorraine Ellen Greenfield Westermark, age 72, passed unexpectedly November 8, 2021 at New Hanover Medical Center. Lorraine was born in Utica, New York to Robert and Eleanor Greenfield on March 7, 1949. She grew up in a small farming community… Read more ▶

Short Score Survey 2021

October 5, 2021

Thank you for taking this three-minute survey. Your opinion matters, and the SAA plans to use your feedback to redesign the newsletter to make sure we’re promoting what members most want to read. Please answer all of… Read more ▶

In Memoriam Carol Sykes

October 5, 2021

On Friday, September 24, 2021, Carol Sykes, Suzuki violin teacher, founding member and first president of both the Suzuki Association of Massachusetts and the Young Peoples‘ String Consort, passed away at age 83. Carol Sykes was born May 13, 1938 in… Read more ▶

In Memoriam Margaret Peggy Dvonch Swingle

September 23, 2021

Margaret “Peggy” (Dvonch) Swingle (1947–2021) Margaret “Peggy” Dvonch was born in New York, New York to Frederick and Mara Dvonch. She graduated from Carleton College in 1968 and married Larry Swingle. She moved to Bainbridge Island in 1975 and made her… Read more ▶

In Memoriam Kathy Gene Shelhart

September 23, 2021

Kathy Gene Shelhart (of Harrison, NY) died on September 5, 2021. She was born on October 23, 1951, in Toledo, Ohio, and grew up in Toledo; Dearborn, Michigan; and Watertown, Connecticut, where she graduated high school in 1969. In 1974, Kathy… Read more ▶

SAA Board News September 2 2021

September 2, 2021

The Board is pleased to announce Laura Yasuda as Interim Acting Director. Ms. Yasuda will serve in this role until approximately November 2021, when the Board anticipates the SAA’s next long-term Executive Director will be seated. Ms. Yasuda has been a… Read more ▶

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