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September 2010

In this issue:

ASJ 38.4 & Conference Wrap-Up

American Suzuki Journal 38.4 is at the printer and will arriving in your mailbox soon. It includes the 2010 Conference review and Creating Learning Community awards, the second part of Malgosia Lis’ Chopin piece, as well as many other great articles.

Online Conference Highlights:

A big thank you to Shar and all our Conference Sponsors & Exhibitors for helping put on another great conference.

Upcoming SPA Courses

HASSA SPA class, Sept 2010

Houston SPA class

Image by Teri Einfeldt

We were going to tell you about some upcoming Suzuki Principles in Action (SPA) courses, but they have all already filled up!

There will be more SPA classes announced in the coming months, so look for details in future newsletters.

More about SPA, including how to host a course in your area.

ECC Grant: We’re at #4!

We are still in the running to win a Pepsi Refresh grant of $50,000 to be used for 1,000 partial Every Child Can scholarships.

As of Wednesday afternoon we’re in 4th place and in line to win the grant. If you live in the US, vote now to keep us there!

Please remember you can vote twice each day: Once by texting, once by voting on the website.

You can also vote again with the Pepsi Facebook app. Search for “Every Child Can”. Sometimes it isn’t working, but it’s worth checking too:

We were as high as #4 today, but every night we drop some.We still need you all to vote and text every day for the next 8 days!

Here’s my new idea:

Please consider emailing (and probably editing) the following note to 10 folks you know that are not involved with our voting (relatives, neighbors your kids, your kids friends) who have unlimited texting.

Read more for how to ask your friends to help vote for our ECC grant

Early Childhood Teacher Training in TX

Early Childhood Education baby class with Dorothy Jones

Dorothy Jones teaching ECE

Join us for Stage 1 and Stage 2 ECE Teacher Training with Dorothy Jones in Houston, Texas in November! This is the only class offered in the US until next summer.

Enroll now while there is still space left. Class dates are November 10-14, 2010.

Classes are conveniently held in the meeting room of an affordable hotel. Out of town trainees can stay right in the hotel where the classes will be held.

You will have the opportunity to participate in a live ECE baby class every day!

Application forms available online at .

Don’t miss this great opportunity. Early Childhood Teacher Training enables you to help your students to a more secure and confident beginning!

January is Parent Education Month

Parents as Partners

We’ve had to move the online parent education program to January.

More details to pass on to your studio parents will be available in next few newsletters.

Certificate of Achievement

Certificate of Achievement Level 1

Don’t forget about the new SAA Certificate of Achievement, recognizing teachers with a commitment to life‐long learning and self‐improvement.

Check your training profile to see if you’re eligible!

2011 Scholarships & Latin American Festivals

Now is a great time to start working on your Scholarship Application for next year. 2011 scholarships are for short-term, long-term, or apprenticeship teacher training between May 1, 2011 and May 31, 2012 and must be postmarked by February 5, 2011.

Scholarships for Latin Americans attending Festivals are also available prior to each Festival.

Online Teacher Location Service

Looking for more students? Now is the time to sign up for the online teacher location service.

Listing in the Find a Teacher search on the SAA website is not automatic. (There are lots of members who don’t want to be listed!) If you would like to be included, you need to sign up here.

127 new members joined the SAA in August. Welcome!

Events: October


Fairbanks, AK
Hartford, CT
Western Springs, IL
Newtonville, MA
Okemos, MI
Milwaukie, OR
Philadelphia, PA
Greenwood, VA
Amarillo, TX


Guelph, ON
Toronto, ON

Other Countries

Guadalajara, Mexico

Events: November


Pasadena, CA
Western Springs, IL
New York, NY
Stafford, suburb of Houston, TX
Pleasant Grove, UT
Greenwood, VA


Guelph, ON
Oshawa, ON

Other Countries

Ciudad de México, Mexico
Puebla, Mexico

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