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Photos from 1st Suzuki Convention of the Americas

1st Convention of the Americas—Cancun 2019—Photo 106

You are invited to share in the excitement of the 1st Convention of the Americas in Cancún earlier this month.We hope you enjoy the photos at the button below.

If you attended the Convention and would like to share your photos, add your photos here.

Look for more wrap up details about the 1st Convention of the Americas on the Asociación Mexicana del Método Suzuki website.

Photos from Deer Creek

If you would like to share photos from the 2019 Leadership Retreat, you may add your photos here.

Did You Know …

  • Active and Associate Members are able to read the current issue of the American Suzuki Journal on our website?
    View issue here.

  • Summer Institutes are a place where fond family memories are created! 61 institutes are hoping to offer a special experience for your children!



4° encuentro de cellos en Santa Fe

4° encuentro de cellos en Santa Fe

“La foto es del 4° encuentro de cellistas en Santa Fe, es de los profesores participantes”—Patricia Pasmanter, Argentina

(The photo is from participating cellists at the 4th meeting of cellists in Santa Fe, Argentina.)

Have a great picture to share? We are looking for photos of students performing in their community. Did you invite the neighborhood to a book recital? Or the general public to a group concert? Have you played in an assisted living facility, street fair, or mall? Submit your own picture or…

  • You can sponsor a Suzuki Principals in Action course in your area. Find our more.

  • Over the next four months there are 50 options for taking Every Child Can! and 8 opportunities for taking Filosofía (for Latin Americans). ECC is the first course for teachers interested in the Suzuki method, and it also provides an excellent opportunity for parent orientation.

  • Tell your studio families WHY they should attend a Suzuki summer institute. Click here for a flyer or poster for your studio.

  • This is your opportunity to participate in SECE teacher training! Courses are offered in a record number of North American locations this summer – 9 institutes and workshops! (Japan-Seattle Institute, WA; American Suzuki Institute, WI;  San Diego Suzuki Institute, CA; Hartt Suzuki Institute, CT; Oregon Suzuki Institute; Peaks to Plains Suzuki Institute, CO; Suzuki Talent Education Society of Calgary, AB; and Thames Valley Suzuki School, ON)
    In addition, SECE Teacher Training training will be offered at San José Dos Campos, SP, Brazil.

  • SAA’s newest course for North America, Teaching Strategies, is being piloted in these 6 locations:
    Violin:  American Suzuki Institute, Hartt Suzuki Institute, Southwestern Ontario Suzuki Institute
    Harp: Peaks to Plains Suzuki Institute
    Cello:  Montreal Suzuki Institute
    Piano: Holy Names University

    Latin American teachers can find Teaching Strategies in numerous locations this summer, including Colombia, Argentina, and Brazil. (Strategías has been a staple course in Latin American countries for a number of years.)

Spa Email

Upcoming SPA: Sep 28–29, 2019

Suzuki Principles in Action with Christie Felsing
Suzuki Royal Oak Institute of Music
Madison Heights, MI

Sign up here.

The SAA needs YOU to host a 2-day SPA course at your school or other program facility!

You provide the location, help spread the word, and brew the coffee. The SAA does almost all of the planning——registrations, contracts, travel & more!

Experience hassle-free planning & fret-less hosting—who doesn’t like that?

  • See improvements in teacher/parent cooperation.

  • Watch new collegial connections develop.

  • Raise the levels of excellence achieved in your own teaching.

Suzuki Principles in Action © (SPA) may be offered from September through early April. SPA welcomes all Suzuki instrumental, vocal, and Early Childhood teachers who meet the minimum requirements. PLAN NOW! Click here for more about the course, or call the SAA Office for further details.

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