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Conference Student Performances Now Online

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Videos of student performances from the 2014 SAA Conference are now available!

All videos are free to view online, or you can download them for a minimal charge. Video downloads are professionally edited in high definition and display titles of each piece, a list of performers, and video credits.


Parents as Partners 2015

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Back by popular demand! The Parents as Partners Online series will once again be available in 2015, running from late January through the end of June.

Consider enrolling your parents (and fellow teachers) in this special series, which will include brand new as well as past PPO talks on parent education and many other Suzuki-related topics. Sessions will vary in length from 5 to 15 minutes, and be accessible online 24-7.

Watch for upcoming registration information in upcoming Suzuki-enews. We also encourage you to plan ahead by including the PPO in your studio fees. Costs are listed below.


Teacher (you!) plus your studio parents. Note: Parents do not need to be SAA members, but are always welcome to join.

$50 for teacher plus 1 to 5 parents
$10 for each additional parent


$25 for SAA members
$45 for non-members


Suzuki Principles in Action: Upcoming Courses

Suzuki Principles in Action (SPA) is a two day, cross-instrumental course 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.

The course focuses on how to teach, not what to teach, allowing the sharing of ideas among all instrument areas. SPA is based on Dr. Suzuki’s belief that knowledge is an important first step, but “knowledge plus 10,000 times” is what produces ability. Read more

Upcoming Courses will be held in:

Lincoln, NE   Sign up by September 19th!
Salt Lake City, UT   Sign up by September 26th!
San Diego, CA   Sign up by January 10th!

Want to offer SPA in your area? Click here for more information!


Back to School: Get your Studios Ready!

Teacher Location Service

Looking for more students? Now is the perfect time to sign up for the online teacher search.

There are over 2,500 people searching for teachers each month, so it’s a great, easy way for parents in search of a Suzuki teacher to find you.

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.

If you’re already in the teacher search, check your profile and make sure your location, email address, and phone number are still correct. Don’t forget that you can include your picture, website, and biography. If you are no longer looking for more students, please delete your listing.

Suzuki Job Openings for Teachers and Administrators

Don’t forget—we have a list online of current Suzuki job openings from programs seeking both teachers and administrators. Right now there are 15 positions from across the country!

And if your program has a job opening you’d like publicized to over 2,000 people every month, see our job listings guidelines.

Studio Memberships

Want your studio parents to receive the American Suzuki Journal?

Studio Memberships are a great way for families to support the SAA and receive the ASJ. Teacher members of the SAA may collect 10 or more Associate memberships from families in their studio for only $30 USD per family. Just send SAA a typed list with each family’s address, email, phone, and instrument.


September SAA Store Sale

Nurtured By Love Book, Revised Edition

Save 10% on popular Suzuki books and materials for students & parents, including the revised Nurtured By Love, First Class Tips for Suzuki Parents, Winning Ways, and more!

Sale begins September 2nd, so get ready to stock up on your favorites for your studio or for your own library!


News From Here and There

Here’s are a few blogs we’ve been reading lately:
On the Shar Music Blog, violinist Alexandra Ostroff talks about her experience this summer at the PhoenixPhest Suzuki Teacher Training seminar.
Dr. Patricia Levy explores the science behind how the arts can reach and move us in unique ways.
Cheyne Winterthieme shares her perspective on the benefits of performing in public spaces.


Upcoming Events

DePaul Community Music Division

Chicago, IL Aug 31
Every Child Can!

Brooklyn Conservatory of Music

Brooklyn, NY Sep 1 – 5
Guitar 4

Festival Suzuki de Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires, C, Argentina Sep 2 – 8
Cello 1
Teaching Strategies: Piano

University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point

Stevens Point, WI Sep 2 – Dec 23
Violin 1

University of Tennessee School of Music

Knoxville, TN Sep 3 – Nov 23
Every Child Can!

Studio of Shanna Toews

Greeley, CO Sep 4 – 8
Flute Practicum

Eastern Mennonite University

Harrisonburg, VA Sep 4 – Nov 6
Violin 3

Colorado Christian University Music Center

Lakewood, CO Sep 5 – 6
Suzuki Principles in Action

Conservatorio Carlos Gomes

Marília, SP, Brazil Sep 6 – 9

Studio of Tanya L. Carey

Glen Ellyn, IL Sep 7 – Nov 2
Cello 1

University of Hartford

West Hartford, CT Sep 9 – Dec 20
Violin 1
Violin 5

DePaul Community Music Division

Chicago, IL Sep 10 – Nov 5
Violin 3

Suzuki School of Newton

Newton, MA Sep 14
Every Child Can!

Studio of Kathleen Schoen

Edmonton, AB Sep 20
Every Child Can!

Island Strings

Greenbank, WA Sep 20
Every Child Can!

Suzuki Association of Utah

Salt Lake City, UT Sep 20
Every Child Can!

Western Springs School of Talent Education

Western Springs, IL Sep 22 2014 – Jan 6
Every Child Can!
Violin 8
Violin Practicum

Greater Philadelphia Suzuki Association

Ft Washington, PA Sep 27 – 28
Music Reading: From Sound to Symbol

Suzuki String School of Guelph

Guelph, ON Sep 28
Every Child Can!

Studio of Martha Shackford

Sarasota, FL Oct 2 – 6
Violin 4

Studio of Jentry Barrett

Lincoln, NE Oct 3 – 4
Suzuki Principles in Action

University of Central Florida School of Performing Arts/Music

Orlando, FL Oct 4
Every Child Can!

Centro Suzuki de Campinas

Mogi Mirim, SP, Brazil Oct 6 – 17
Cello 1
Cello 4
Cello Teaching Strategies
Guitar 1
Piano 1
Piano 2
Piano Teaching Strategies
Violin 1
Violin 2
Violin 4
Violín Teaching Strategies: Violin
Violin Teaching Strategies

Suzuki Association of Utah

Salt Lake City, UT Oct 10 – 11
Suzuki Principles in Action

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