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Momentum for May 2016 Continues

Our teacher trainers INSPIRE US… our fellow colleagues INSPIRE US… and our students and parents INSPIRE US! The May 2016 Conference is a great time to reconnect with past trainers, network with other teachers, and meet new friends passionate about Suzuki philosophy and the method. As the cellos sing in this video, COME BE INSPIRED as we celebrate We Are Suzuki: Embracing the Vision.

Read more about conference experiences and “Why Go?” to Minneapolis from the 2016 Conference Planning Team. See the latest information on Featured Guests, Speakers, and Special Events!

Conference Deadlines are Quickly Approaching!

Be sure to submit your auditions and proposals by the following dates:

  • October 25: Masterclasses, Advanced Violin or Flute Performing Ensemble, Recorder Consort, Guitar Ensemble, SYOA, SYASE, 3-Piano Ensembles, chamber music ensembles, and other preformed ensembles application deadline
  • October 30: Session proposals deadline
  • November 15: Nano session proposals deadline
  • December 15: Piano Concerto application deadline

Dr. Suzuki Birthday Cake

There’s still time to join the celebration!

Dr. Suzuki’s 117th birthday is Saturday, October 17. To help celebrate his vision for education, add a dedicated layer to the birthday cake. Your contribution will support the SAA Teacher Development Scholarship Fund.


Parents as Partners 2016  
Parents As Partners Online

Back by popular demand, this unique parent education offering will be available for its fifth season starting in 2016! Prices remain the same as 2015. Click here for complete rate information.

Curious as to what past talks have discussed? Listen to an audio file to hear presentations from the Parents as Partners portion of the 2008 SAA Conference weekend. Please note our online offering will include shorter talks of 5-15 minutes in length.

Job Listings

Did you know? One service SAA provides is a Job Listings page of various Suzuki teaching and administrative openings. Be sure to check frequently as this list changes as opportunities arise. Plus, SAA active members are able to post jobs as a benefit of being an active member.

Upcoming Events

The SAA supports many workshops, institutes, and other events that provide student and teacher training opportunities. Check out the list below to find Suzuki events near you!

To take advantage of these educational opportunities, be sure your SAA membership is currently active, or join now to reap the full benefits of this professional organization for Suzuki education! You’ll receive the quarterly American Suzuki Journal, and have access to online readings.

Revised Violin Book Eight

Coming soon! Alfred Publishers is happy to report that the publication and recording process of the Revised Violin Book Eight and Piano Accompaniment is complete. Watch for the release and availability of this edition in the upcoming months!


Chapters come alive!
North Texas Suzuki Association

Each month we will be featuring news from one of our chapter affiliates, with October being updates from the North Texas Suzuki Association. Read more from NTSA President Amy Tomlinson and also click here for information about Chapter Affiliates and how to become a Chapter Affiliate of the SAA.


Humor from the Suzuki Studio  

Double Tongue Cartoon

Have a funny Suzuki-related story? We would love to hear from you! Tell us your story or view and add to our “Friday Funnies” on Facebook, and your story may appear in a future SAA comic. Of course, please keep it clean and respectful. We’re not here to laugh at the expense of anyone involved! Please omit individuals’ last names, and change first names if you wish.

Get Involved!

Suzuki Principles in Action (SPA) Course

This two day, cross-instrumental course is designed to help teachers incorporate Suzuki’s principles effectively in their teaching. The inspiration for SPA came from a need, identified by both Trainers and Teacher Workshop Participants, to deal with the challenges of implementing the knowledge gained from unit courses into the reality of day-to-day studio teaching. Consider hosting a course or make plans to attend one of the five already scheduled: November 28-29 (Edmonton, AB, Canada), January 9-10 (Eastern Mennonite University, VA), January 17-18 (Loma Linda, CA), March 4-5 (Holland, MI), March 5-6 (Chicago, IL).

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