Pen-pal Students?

Anna Maria Seda said: Sep 16, 2013
Anna Maria SedaCello
Brookline, MA
1 posts

Dear Suzuki students and parents,

My name is Anna Seda and I am an SAA cello teacher, currently with 20 cello students at the Qantu Asociacion Suzuki in Cusco, Peru.

We are a school of nearly 200 children, and the only Suzuki school in Peru outside of the capital. We are wondering if there would be a way of pairing children from developed countries with children from underdeveloped countries that are relatively the same level and age?

We can send videos of recitals, pictures, help translate letters, and keep updates on progress in lessons, etc.

If anybody is interested, respond with information about your child’s instrument, age, and level or via email at [javascript protected email address]

Also, we are seeking aid for more cellos!


Anna Seda
BM Cello University of Colorado
MM Cello Boston Conservatory
Certificate in Suzuki Pedagogy

Merietta Oviatt said: Sep 17, 2013
Merietta OviattViolin, Suzuki in the Schools, Cello, Viola
Stevens Point, WI
107 posts

I believe this would be great! I would like to know a little more about your program and students but think this may be fun for my students—even though they are violin & viola students. :0)

Dr. Merietta Oviatt
Suzuki Specialist
Viola/Violin Instructor
Aber Suzuki Center, University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point
[javascript protected email address]

Alicia said: Sep 25, 2013
13 posts

I teach piano, but I think it would be awesome for my students to have Suzuki student penpals even if they study a different instrument! I will talk to my students to see if anyone would be interested. If I have anyone interested, I will send you an email with my students’ information.

Alicia Reid
Suzuki Piano Teacher
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Karen Gerelus said: Apr 24, 2015
Karen Gerelus
Suzuki Association Member
Calgary, AB
2 posts

Hi Anna,

Yes—I have a student who was asking about this possibility at his lesson this morning. He is a 10-year old boy who started lessons in January and is playing Book 1 Suzuki piano. We are in Western Canada and it would be a great cultural exchange to communicate with another student in South America. I was in Cusco about 3 years ago and loved every minute.

Do you have any similar students who might like to become pen pals? Let me know and I will connect you to his mom by email.


​Karen King
Registered Music Teacher

Glenda Walsh Crouse said: Aug 9, 2015
Glenda Walsh CrouseViolin
Westminster, MD
10 posts

Yes! We are interested!! International pen pals would be fantastic, but so would anyone from the U.S!

Please email me at [javascript protected email address] if anyone is interested in setting up a pen-pal exchange.

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