The International Suzuki Association
The International Suzuki Association (ISA) was officially established in 1983 at the Sixth International Conference held in Matsumoto, Japan. Dr. Suzuki had long wished to set up an international organization to unite all teachers and parents interested in the Suzuki Method, and the formation of the ISA was a result of this intention.
Since its beginning, the ISA has been dedicated to the development and promotion of the Suzuki Method internationally. Its primary purpose is to serve as an information and coordination center, and to formulate and maintain high standards of educational instruction in the Suzuki Method.
With its five regional associations, the ISA shares the goal of furthering the philosophical and educational ideals of Shinichi Suzuki. The regional associations represent various geographic areas of the world: the Australian National Council of Suzuki Talent Education Association, the Suzuki Association of the Americas, the European Suzuki Association, the Asia Suzuki Association, and the Talent Education Research Institute.
The ISA can be contacted at:
International Suzuki Association
c/o Gilda Barston, CEO
Music Institute of Chicago
300 Green Bay Road
Winnetka IL 60093
Membership in the ISA is determined by agreement with each individual region. (SAA members are automatically affiliated with the ISA, and individual membership is not required.)
Regional associations are dedicated to meeting the needs of those in their areas who are interested in Suzuki’s approach to music and other early education. They serve teachers, parents, students, and others in many ways, including disseminating information about the Suzuki Method, coordinating teacher training programs, conferences and student activities, and providing resource materials.
European Suzuki Association
Europe, Africa, Middle East45 Main Street
Peterborough PE8 5AN
Phone: +44 1832 205200
Fax: +44 7771 656468
Asia Suzuki Association
Asia, except JapanWansangu Hyozadong 1-603-4
Phone: +82 63 222 6661
Fax: +82 63 224 6660
Pan Pacific Suzuki Association
Australia, New Zealand, Oceania
PO Box 4489
Thornleigh NSW 2075
Phone: +61 02 9484 9611
Fax: +61 02 9484 7851
Talent Education Research Institute
Phone: +81 263 32 7171
Fax: +81 263 32 7451