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The Power of Community

Welcome to this special birthday edition of the SAA E-Newsletter.

Today is Dr. Suzuki’s birthday! Born on October 17, 1898, he spent the better part of his nearly century-long life helping the world to realize the amazing potential that is poised waiting to be unleashed in every human being.

SAA is celebrating this day by spreading Dr. Suzuki’s message via social media. The “Power of Community” is a week-long campaign aimed at raising funds and awareness about the SAA. The centerpiece of the campaign is a two-minute inspirational video-commercial that asks viewers for a $5 donation to the SAA. The core of the campaign is not really about the $5 donation but, rather, realizing how far-reaching our own individual impact can be when we all act TOGETHER as part of a larger community.

Our goal is to engage as many SAA members as possible and also reach beyond our membership community to other like-minded friends who would support Suzuki’s vision of excellence, art, beauty and the idea that every child CAN.

How can you help? GET EXCITED about being part of the first core group to spread the word! The SAA membership will set off a powerful chain-reaction, securing a robust future for SAA scholarships, programs and more! Throughout the coming week, share the video with families in your studio, friends, and relatives, either through email or social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.)

The link to share:

https://suzukiassociation.org/giving/community/

Here’s what to do:

If you only have one minute:
Please share the link to the video through a social media platform (Facebook, Twitter, etc.)

If you have 3 minutes:
Please hare the link and post a sentence in your status about what the SAA means to you.

Facebook examples:

Suzuki training courses (supported by the Suzuki Association of the Americas) not only grounded me in a positive core philosophy but it also gave me a “toolbox” of communication and teaching strategies that I draw upon every day. If you have a moment, please watch this video and show your support!
https://suzukiassociation.org/giving/community/

Mother’s Day concerts, Schnitzel the dachshund and my first quartet experience. Calling all my Gainesville Suzuki Players friends and anyone who feels that growing up “Suzuki” made a positive impact in their life—please watch this video and consider making a $5 donation to the Suzuki Association of the Americas.
https://suzukiassociation.org/giving/community/

If you have 5 minutes:
Please email the link to studio friends, music friends or anyone whose life has been positively impacted through their contact with Suzuki.

In your email, please include:

  • A Personal Appeal. Briefly explain why the SAA is important to YOU. This is also an opportunity to share what it is that the SAA does.

  • The Link!

Email Example:

Dear Students, Music Friends and Family,

One of the best decisions I ever made was during my senior year at the Cleveland Institute of Music. I enrolled in a class called “Suzuki Pedagogy”. It was the first of many Suzuki teacher training courses I have since taken and opened my eyes to Dr. Suzuki’s belief that EVERY child has the potential for musical excellence.

Suzuki training not only grounded me in a positive core philosophy but it also gave me a “toolbox” of communication and teaching strategies that I draw upon with ALL of my students whether they study within the Suzuki Method or not.

The Suzuki Association of the Americas provides teacher scholarships, program support, course development, quarterly journals and more.

If you have a moment, please watch this video and consider making a $5 donation to the SAA so that future teachers in North, Central and South America may access the same high quality education:

https://suzukiassociation.org/giving/community/

Thank you for your help,

Sarah

Have 10 minutes?
Spread the word by doing ALL of the above (Post! Share! tag! tweet! email!) and enlist 5 friends to do the same.

Thank you for your generous participation and support. The “Power of Community” campaign depends on people like you and the belief that we are better together!

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Phone:1-888-378-9854
http://suzukiassociation.org