In this issue:
Registration for both teachers and parents is now open for 2011 Parents as Partners Online, airing January 17 through February 28.
Presented via the SAA website over the course of six weeks, PPO will feature informative talks on various parent education and Suzuki education topics. The Parents as Partners Online sessions are sure to be informative and inspiring. And they are concise—only 10 to 20 minutes each—just right to fit into your busy life style and accessible anytime, day or night.
Listen to a promotion about the project
Thank you to our sponsors: Shar Products, with assistance from American Suzuki Institute and Connolly Music Company.
Newsletter Naming Contest
Help us give the SAA newsletter a snappy name!
How to enter:
The winner will be announced in the mid-January newsletter.
Book Review: Recollections of a Peripatetic Pedagogue by John Kendall
Recollections of a Peripatetic Pedagogue, John D. Kendall. SHAR Publications, Inc. Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2010.
Reviewed by Susan Kempter
This much anticipated book is a candid and honest account of the life of John Kendall. It is written in simple language, almost understated, and photographs are informative and plentiful. From the beginning, the reader is drawn into a personal story that spans almost a century. The book is also a powerful account of the complicated and intertwined relationships that exist between culture, personal belief, national and international affairs, and one man’s indefatigable pursuit of knowledge.
This year’s Annual Fund Drive provides an opportunity to give from our hearts by honoring a person or persons, a situation, an event, or whatever truly brightens our lives. It is a chance to recognize and dedicate the gifts of emotional support, encouragement, knowledge, and inspiration that we have received from those who have helped to shape our lives.
For a donation of $25, $45, $70, $90 or more, you can honor someone special in our SAA Galaxy of Stars. You can even send your honoree an email apprising them of your tribute—or you may prefer that your tribute remain anonymous.
We all enjoy the good fortune of having the ability to share the gift of music. This seems a wonderful opportunity to distinguish those whose influence is personally meaningful with our words and gifts. Their stars will twinkle in our virtual sky.
Ask the Experts 17 & 18
Upcoming SPA Courses
Upcoming SPA Courses
More about SPA, including how to host a course in your area.
Email Problems Fixed
We had some difficulty getting emails to everyone last month. You may have received some emails twice or not at all. This problem is now fixed.
In case you missed them, here are the emails sent to the general membership in the last month:
See the newsletter archives for previous issues.
133 new members joined the SAA in November. Welcome!
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