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Newsletter Changes!

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We get it! Your time is a precious and limited resource. We’ve adjusted our Short Score Newsletter format to more efficiently deliver Suzuki news. Instead of 5 or 6 categories of information, we now have just two: “Our Suzuki Community,” and “Teacher News.”

“Our Suzuki Community” will be filled with interesting stories, enjoyable pictures, and enriching articles from and for Our Suzuki Community.

“Teacher News” is a concise list of upcoming events and easy-to-see dates and deadlines.

Like the new format? Let us know!

Conference2018 News Email

A Collaborating Community: SAA conferences are for you!

Today-March 31: Early Bird Registration
Today-May 3: Reserve Your Room at the Hilton
Today: Reserve an instrument to rent during the Conference
April 1-May 12: Regular Price Registration
May 23, and Thursday, May 24: Pre-conference offerings including ECC!, Dalcroze, and International Research Symposium for Talent Education events.
May, 24, 4:30 pm to Monday, May 28, noon: Conference!

NEW! This year, we are collaborating with Schmitt Instruments and Coda Bow for instrument rentals available to all string players! Cellists are familiar with using a new instrument when traveling, and now violins, violas, and basses will be available to as well! See our website for more information.

Sneak Peek: Look to the upcoming American Suzuki Journal for interviews with Martin Beaver & Berta Rojas.

Click Here to see our fantastic collaborating sponsors and business partners!

Montrose Trio sponsored by Robertson and Sons Violin Shop is occupying a special place in the lineup of performances. Don’t miss it!

Practical and Personal: An Inquiry into What Teachers Do

Merlin Thompson

Merlin Thompson writes, “As a Suzuki Piano teacher, I’ve always been interested in understanding more about what teachers do when they teach. Do they pass on knowledge? Are they responsible for telling their students what to do? How do teachers bring out their student’s potential?”

These questions and their satisfying, enriching answers can be found in his latest article in the American Suzuki Journal. Click Here for a printable PDF.

The Suzuki Alumni Project in Texas!

Ayane Kozasa Alumni

“Hailed for her “magnetic, wide-ranging tone” and her “rock solid technique” (Philadelphia Inquirer), Ayane Kozasa is thrilled to be giving back to her Suzuki roots in the Dallas community. Joining her is childhood fellow Suzuki kid, Cynthia Black, in a recital featuring a duo performance of LeClair and other Baroque masterpieces showcasing the best of the viola repertoire. ”

To watch or participate in the event, click here for more information.

Teacher Training in Lima to Teachers from Cuba!

Cuban Teachers in Lima

When Ed Kreitman toured South America to train teachers in Lima and Sao Paulo, he expected to work with teachers from Peru and Brazil, but was surprised to work with the first Suzuki teachers from Cuba as well! Welcome to our Suzuki community!


Playing Together Before Playing Together

Suzuki Violin Recital at Waldorf Kindergarten

“Suzuki Violin Recital at Waldorf Kindergarten. In the Saturday afternoon of 11 November: my students and I held a Suzuki Violin Recital at a Waldorf Kindergarten called “Jardim Alvorecer” (Sunshine Garden) in Londrina/PR/Brazil. There we had total involvement of the parents, both of my private studio and from the Waldorf School. It was very nice to see my violin students playing with other kids before and after playing! And, of course, to play at all.”—Brenno Lopez

Have a great picture to share? We are looking for photos of students performing in their community. ShortScore wants to feature your experiences!

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2018 Parents as Partners Online is Here!

Today: Registration Open!
Feb 19, Feb 26, Mar 5, Mar 12, Mar 19, Mar 26: New videos released
Today-Oct 15: All 2018 released videos available

Fundamental education for beginning Suzuki parents, enriching ideas for Suzuki veterans, and unique perspectives for all Suzuki teachers—this is what Parents as Partners Online 2018 is all about.

Click here for more information and registration

Attention SAA Members

Annual Membership Meeting

March 1-March 31: Vote in Board Elections
May 26, 8:30am: Annual Member Meeting at the Minneapolis Hilton

Every Child Can!

Looking for an Every Child Can! course?

Feb 22, March 2, March 16, March 28, April 15 and beyond: Get more info Here.

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Hoping to enroll in a Suzuki Principles in Action course?

March 22, and April 7: Get more info Here.

Annual Cherry Blossom Giving

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March: How many blossoms can we grow on the giving tree? Look for it in March!

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