Suzuki Teacher Featured in Short Documentary,

February 3, 2015 by Russ Hamilton

Danielle Turano is a New York and Connecticut based performer, artist, and Suzuki Educator. Recently, the online blog and video project Jack’s Gap featured her in a short documentary. This documentary is part of a new series called Following Heart. The… Read more ▶

Parents as Partners Online is back!

December 18, 2014

Back by popular demand! Parents as Partners Online 2015 will offer a diverse choice of inspirational talks for both parents and teachers. Registration is now in progress, with launch of the first set of talks scheduled for January 15. Take… Read more ▶

Giving Day: A Special Message

December 15, 2014

We have a very special message from Marilyn Kesler. Read more ▶

Galaxy Closest to Our Hearts

December 12, 2014

Stories of galaxies far far away, and dreams of being able to explore the stars are a part of humanity, and inspire all of us to do great things. The same is true for music, and the Suzuki Association… Read more ▶

Scholarship Funds Make A Difference

December 4, 2014

There are many ways to make a statement with your gift. One of the many ways in which the SAA supports its Suzuki community is by helping teachers who wish to pursue additional training. SAA has a number of memorial… Read more ▶

Interview with Bob Duke, Honorary Board Member

November 1, 2014 by Pat D'Ercole

Robert Duke is the Marlene and Morton Meyerson Centennial Professor and Head of Music and Human Learning at The University of Texas at Austin, where he is University Distinguished Teaching Professor, Elizabeth Shatto Massey Distinguished Fellow in Teacher Education, and… Read more ▶

We Are Suzuki: How the Suzuki Method Influenced These Grads' Creativity and Success

November 21, 2014 by Libby Felts

By now, you may be familiar with We Are Suzuki. Our aim with this campaign is to show the many faces of Suzuki education in the Americas. We often pay a lot of attention to current Suzuki students who play… Read more ▶

Support Our Suzuki Community

November 21, 2014

We Are Suzuki: We Are One We are all proud to be a part of the Suzuki Community, and to tell the world that “We Are Suzuki”. Our community is built from the love and passion of everyone involved with… Read more ▶

International Suzuki Association Responds to False Claims against Shinichi Suzuki

October 31, 2014

The International Suzuki Association has responded to recent statements made about Shinichi Suzuki, founder of the Suzuki Method. Read more ▶

Breaking Barriers: Bringing Suzuki to Afghanistan

September 23, 2014 by Libby Felts, Jennifer Moberg, Ahmad Sarmast

The Afghan National Institute of Music is the country’s only music school. Until just over ten years ago, learning, teaching, and making music was illegal. After the fall of the Taliban, it was imperative that the country revive its cultural… Read more ▶

Creating Learning Community Award: A Celebration of the Starrs

August 15, 2014 by Pam Brasch

Bill and Connie Starr were the focus of a surprise celebration for Bill’s ninety-first birthday on the evening of May 23 in Minneapolis. Students of Boulder Suzuki Strings, the Suzuki program founded by Bill Starr thirty-two years ago, remained on… Read more ▶

Student Performance Videos

August 28, 2014

Recordings of student events at the 2014 SAA Conference are now available to view and download. To purchase and download high definition videos, please visit the SAA Online Store. Read more ▶

Doris and Bill Preucil: Inspiring a Musical Vision

August 15, 2014 by Christie Felsing

On Sunday, May 25, at the 2014 Suzuki Association of the Americas Conference in Minneapolis, the Preucils were recognized for their contribution to the Suzuki world at large. This special tribute, titled “Doris and Bill Preucil: Inspiring a Musical Vision,”… Read more ▶

Creating Learning Community Award: Sharing the Sounds of Success with the Greater Guitar Community

August 15, 2014 by Kevin Hart

Guitarists were proud to honor David Madsen with a Creating Learning Community Award at the 2014 SAA Biennial Conference. David was selected for the award because of his generosity. He has served on the SAA Board of Directors, is a… Read more ▶

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. 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 ▶

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 ▶

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 ▶

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 ▶

Hearts That Sing in Every Language

February 1, 2014 by Susan Baer

Dr. Suzuki encouraged us to devote our efforts to educating children to have beautiful hearts and noble souls. Is there any greater calling than this? The connections within our Suzuki community give us the resources to make this task easier. Read more ▶

Teri Einfeldt Honored at Hartt Suzuki String’s 25th Anniversary Celebration

January 20, 2014

Congratulations to the Hartt Suzuki String Program on twenty-five years of excellence in Suzuki education, and to Teri Einfeldt, who was honored at last weekend’s celebrations! At the January 18-19, 2014, weekend of celebrations, Teri Einfeldt was honored with the State… Read more ▶

SAA Violin Teacher Trainer Joseph Kaminsky Honored as MoASTA Artist Teacher of the Year

January 20, 2014

Suzuki Violin teacher and SAA violin teacher trainer Joseph Kaminsky has been selected as the Missouri ASTA Artist Teacher of the Year, which is awarded to “a performing musician who has taught in addition to their career as a performer and has made a significant contribution to the education of string students in the State of Missouri.” Read more ▶

One Project, Many Fruits: Latin American Suzuki Ensemble/Suzuki Americas 2014

November 15, 2013 by Fernando Pinero

When the individual dreams become a collective reality, we start to make a significant difference; we start to see the deeper meaning of our actions. In May 2008, the SAA brought together the first Latin American Suzuki Ensemble. Read more ▶

Twelfth International Research Symposium on Talent Education

November 1, 2013

Keynote Address by Dr. Robert Cutietta: “During the Renaissance I Want to be a Suzuki Teacher” Co-sponsored by the Suzuki Association of the Americas and the American Suzuki Institute Minneapolis Hilton Conference Center Minneapolis, MN, May 22 & 23, 2014 Call for Research Papers, Posters,… Read more ▶

Annual Fund 2013

October 30, 2013

Support the SAA! Learn more about the Suzuki Method and the Suzuki Association… Read more ▶

Suzuki E-News #63: Conference Clinicians, 2014 Institutes, Book Sale, Upcoming Events

October 11, 2013

In this issue: SAA Conference: Guest Clinicians, Student & Session Applications Due Oct 15 & 25 2014 Summer Institutes Back-to-School Suzuki Book Sale Ends Oct 31 Suzuki Principles in Action: Upcoming Courses News from Here and There In Memoriam: Dee Martz Upcoming Events There is just so much… Read more ▶

A Special Send Off for WWII Veterans: Barcel Suzuki String Academy Performs for Honor Flights

September 18, 2013 by Renee Riddle

Pablo Casals, the world famous cellist, once said, “Perhaps it is music that will save the world.” The students of the Barcel Suzuki String Academy, located in the suburbs of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, are learning the impact music has on the… Read more ▶

Conferences and Retreats: We Need You!

September 18, 2013 by Stacy Smith

As a first-time attendee, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. I’m now convinced that planning to attend SAA events the weekend before Memorial Day for professional development is one of the best things I can do, both for myself and for my teaching. Read more ▶

Reflections on My First SAA Conference

September 18, 2013 by Christine Wilson-Goodner

I am a goal setting type of person—perhaps it’s a result of being a Suzuki violin student since the age of three. I love making goals, working to meet them, and sometimes, revising them along the way. Looking forward to… Read more ▶

Ability Develops Early: Suzuki Early Childhood Education Teacher Training Slideshow

August 29, 2013 by Donald Jones

With Dorothy and Sharon Jones, Waterloo, Ontario, August 2013 Read more ▶

Timothy Durbin Receives 2013 American Suzuki Institute Suzuki Chair Award

August 22, 2013 by Timothy Durbin

Dr. Timothy Durbin was recognized with the 2013 American Suzuki Institute Suzuki Chair Award. Congratulations! Dr. Durbin is an SAA Teacher Trainer who teaches at the University of Louisville as well as travelling extensively to teach at Summer Institutes and workshops… Read more ▶

Suggested Supplementary Repertoire for Revised Violin Books 6, 7 & 8

June 24, 2013

The SAA Violin Committee is excited to report that the Revised Book 6 of the Suzuki Violin School is finally in print. Included in the mailing of the next SAA Journal is a list of Suggested Repertoire for Books 6,… Read more ▶

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