Student Events

July 18, 2017

SAA conferences provide numerous events designed for selected Suzuki students from across the Americas.  Conference student events offer unique observation experiences for participating teachers and great coaching and performing experiences for students.  Students may apply to participate in instrument-specific masterclasses… Read more ▶

Session Proposals

July 18, 2017

If you’ve already attended an SAA Conference, you know that one of the best things is the sharing of ideas over several days of well-planned sessions. Topics are varied, speakers are well-versed and dynamic, and handouts abound. Conferences give you… Read more ▶

Bringing Your Gifts and Feeding a Hunger that the World Has  Episode 6

July 27, 2017 by Margaret Watts Romney

Have you ever felt so focused on the project in front of you that the rest of the world seemed to disappear? Perhaps time stood still? You felt in complete harmony with things around you? This place is a source… Read more ▶

Skills I didnt know my child had  Episode 5

July 7, 2017 by Margaret Watts Romney

When is the ideal age to start a music education? Many teachers start students as young as 3 and 4 years old, but Dorothy Jones took to heart Dr. Suzuki’s admonition to focus on the babies. In this episode, we hear about Dr. Suzuki’s thoughts on an early start, the development of the Suzuki Early Childhood Education program, and we explore the musical possibilities for babies and the adults closest to them. Read more ▶

Matsumoto Memoir  Helen Higa

June 23, 2017 by Margaret Watts Romney

Today, we are looking at just one environment created by one teacher, and finding themes that can be applied to good teaching everywhere such as generosity, powerful observation, and warmth. Recently I was introduced to a series of recordings—interviews made a number of years ago with people who studied with Shinichi Suzuki in Japan in decades past. I feel like I’ve had a little trip to Asia in the 1970’s. Read more ▶

Holding Two Concepts In Ones Mind  Episode 4

June 7, 2017 by Margaret Watts Romney

Students, Teachers, Parents, Administrators: we are all interested in growth and change. In this episode, Sarah Bylander Montzka explains the skill we can all use of “holding two concepts in one’s mind at the same time”—a skill which can nurture growth in students, organizations, and ourselves. Read more ▶

It Transcended Us to Another World  Episode 3

May 23, 2017 by Margaret Watts Romney

How does listening influence people? Why is listening so powerful? We hear from Joan Kryzwicki about the many times that she, her children, and her community were transformed by listening. Read more ▶

It Doesnt Get Much Better Than This  Episode 2

May 8, 2017 by Margaret Watts Romney

How are in-person and engaged communities created? What do they feel like when you’re in them? We interview group class expert and cellist Carey Beth Hockett to hear her answers. Read more ▶

32nd International Suzuki Festival and 8th Latin American Teachers Conference

May 1, 2017 by Caroline Fraser

Held in Lima Peru, January 4­–25, 2017 The International Suzuki Festivals in Peru and the Latin American Teachers’ Conferences are the most international Suzuki events to be held in the Americas. Seventeen countries participated in these events this year! And there… Read more ▶

Building Noble Hearts New Suzuki Teaching Podcast from SAA

May 1, 2017 by Margaret Watts Romney

Have you ever felt transported to a different place when you were listening to someone tell a story? Have you lost track of time in the car while listening to a radio piece? Do you like hearing about the trials… Read more ▶

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