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2016 SAA Conference:
Come one, come all!


The numbers are growing and anticipation is mounting!  Whether from east or west, north or south, you’ll want to join the “Vision of 1000″ in Minneapolis. Click on your state or province or Latin American country map to see how many SAA members are currently registered. Washington and Vermont are pulling ahead in the race! Expand your circle by extending a welcome invitation to someone in your area. Special recognition and “premier” status will be given to those states, provinces or L.A. countries who reach their individual goal. Give your area a competitive boost by registering NOW!

Concerned about budget? Read how YOU can make the conference work! For those looking for a roommate to help save expenses, roommate matching is available.

Calendar of Events

February 25 Conference Exhibits sign-up final deadline
March 15 Conference Program Booklet-ad deadline
March 31 Last day for Early Bird Conference Registration
April 1-3 SAA Board Meeting, Philadelphia
April 30 Online Auction-final date for donations
May 1 Hotel reservations deadline, Hilton Minneapolis
May 10 Regular Conference Registration-final date
May 26-30 SAA 17th Conference in Minneapolis
May 28, 8:30 a.m. Annual General Meeting at SAA Conference
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Parents as Partners Online: Off and running!

Registration remains open for this popular video series that provides a dose of Suzuki inspiration to both teachers and parents! Join the other 3,700 who have enrolled to date!

Upcoming Events

The countdown to spring and summer has begun! Check out the list of Upcoming Events for students, parents, and teachers!

Certificate of Achievement: Did you know?

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The SAA is committed to excellence in teaching and to establishing standards within the framework of the Suzuki philosophy. Teacher training courses offer registration of units, rather than certification. Earning the SAA Certificate of Achievement will provide recognition of your teaching qualifications and a gauge of your level of professional growth. It gives value, meaning, and significance to your registration of courses. Read more to learn if you qualify for this next step in your teaching!


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Chapters come alive!
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Each month we will be featuring news from one of our chapter affiliates. For February, we have updates from the Suzuki Association of Ontario. Read more from SAO Board Chair Nena LaMarre and also click here for information about Chapter Affiliates and how to become a Chapter Affiliate of the Suzuki Association of the Americas.

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Humor from the Suzuki Studio

Have a funny Suzuki-related story? We would love to hear from you! Tell us your story or view and add to our “Friday Funnies” on Facebook, and your story may appear in a future SAA comic. Of course, please keep it clean and respectful. We’re not here to laugh at the expense of anyone involved! Please omit individuals’ last names, and change first names if you wish.

Get Involved!

Suzuki Principles in Action (SPA) Course

This two day, cross-instrumental course is designed to help teachers incorporate Suzuki’s principles effectively in their teaching. The inspiration for SPA came from a need, identified by both Trainers and Teacher Workshop Participants, to deal with the challenges of implementing the knowledge gained from unit courses into the reality of day-to-day studio teaching. Consider hosting a course or make plans to attend one currently scheduled: March 4-5 (Holland, MI), March 5-6 (Chicago, IL), April 1-2 (Salt Lake City, UT), and April 2-3 (Minneapolis, MN).

Article Submissions

Is there a Suzuki-related subject you wish we’d cover more in the ASJ, newsletter, or blog? Or have you written an article that you would like published? If you are interested in submitting a Suzuki-related article, please see the Manuscript Guidelines or email us at publications@suzukiassociation.org for more information.



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