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Early Childhood Music Research Published

May 11, 2012

Laurel Trainor and David Gerry’s research on very early musical training for babies at McMaster Institute for Music and the Mind has recently been published in Developmental Science and Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences.
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Congratulations to New Teacher Trainers

September 15, 2011

The SAA would like to welcome five new Teacher Trainers:
Amy Matherly
Charlton, MA
Violin
Nightingale Chen
Powell, OH
Piano
Priscilla Jones
Bainbridge Island, WA
Cello
Sharon Jones
London, ON
Suzuki Early Childhood Education
Haukur Hannesson
Uppsala, Sweden
Cello
ESA Level V Trainer, added to SAA Registry
We look forward to their service in this new and… Read more ▶

Tribute to Dorothy Jones

September 27, 2010 by Alice Joy Lewis

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Dorothy Jones The Heart of Suzuki Early Childhood Education

September 21, 2010 by Nancy Brady

Dorothy’s introduction to the Suzuki Method was in the winter of 1968/69 when daughters Beth and Sharon began Suzuki violin study. Dorothy soon learned about the developments in Suzuki Piano and embarked on her career as an instructor and trainer… Read more ▶

Early Childhood Research

August 23, 2010

Some of the good news is out with regard to David Gerry’s PhD thesis. You may remember from discussions during Suzuki ECE training or from the last two SAA conferences in Minneapolis that David undertook a project to examine whether… Read more ▶

SuperSize Your Success with Suzuki ECE

May 13, 2010 by Shirley Jamison Star

Ten Things to Know

Suzuki Early Childhood Education (ECE) is a program for parent and child 0-3 years old. (There also is a Prenatal component in Suzuki ECE.)

Suzuki ECE is unique in its emphasis on natural development from birth and the… Read more ▶

Suzuki Early Childhood Education Report

October 20, 2009 by Dorothy Jones

SAA: Baby/Toddler Training and Growth in 2008/2009
At the 2006 SAA conference in Minneapolis, 28 teachers registered for Stage One (25 hrs)of the Suzuki Early Childhood Education: Prenatal and Baby years training. This was a new initiative of the SAA and… Read more ▶

ECE Brain Research Receives Grammy Foundation Funding

July 17, 2008

Laurel Trainor, director the McMaster Institute for Music and the Mind has been awarded a grant from the Grammy Foundation to study the effects of Suzuki ECE music lessons on infants. She and research partner David Gerry hope to show… Read more ▶

Early Childhood Education Report

August 1, 2005 by Maria Luisa Del Rio

On May 10, 2005, I traveled to Huánuco to present the research on Early Childhood development that Roxana and I have been working on. I was very lucky to have Caroline Fraser traveling with me. She was going to give… Read more ▶

Informe sobre Estimulacion Temprana en Colombia

July 2, 2005 by Roxana Del Barco Herrera, Maria Luisa Del Rio

Arribamos a Colombia el día viernes 24 de junio para dar inicio al programa de capacitación de Estimulación Temprana Musical en los niveles I y II.
Tuvimos la participación de 11 profesores en el curso 1 durante la mañana y 12… Read more ▶

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What is SECE?

Suzuki Early Childhood Education (SECE) is a program in which a mixed age group of children meet weekly, building on concepts and skills laid out in the SECE repertoire while interacting with one another, their parents, and the teachers. The parent plays a central role in all activities in the belief that the parent is the child’s first and most important teacher. Through parent participation in prenatal, baby, and preschool classes, parents become partners in providing an enriched natural environment for the growth of their children.

Suzuki ECE seeks to build on the child’s natural delight in learning and lays the foundation for life-long learning that meets Dr. Suzuki’s goals for all children—to create an environment for children, free from pressure, in which they can gain skills, a sense of purpose in life, an understanding of discipline, and an appreciation of beauty. Read More…

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News/Research

Active Music Classes in Infancy Enhance Musical, Communicative and Social Development
By David Gerry, Andrea Unrau and Laurel J. Trainor         

Becoming Musically Enculturated: Effects of Music Classes for Infants on Brain and Behavior
By Laurel J. Trainor, Celine Marie,  David Gerry, Elaine Whiskin, and Andrea Unrau

Links

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Suzuki ECE Teacher Training Curriculum

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