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Recital in Art Gallery

Recital in art gallery

“The Suzuki studio of Ann Nutter (McPaharlin Music in Harmony, PA) enjoys their annual holiday recital at the Bottlebrush Gallery of the Arts also in the historic town of Harmony, PA.”

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Creating the Future Together!: Paving Pathways for Success

Our 13th biennial Leadership Retreat will again be held at Deer Creek Conference Center in Central Ohio, May 23-26, 2019. A relatively small event, the retreat is a friendly, engaging and inspiring gathering of committed Suzuki people. This year’s event will be composed of committee and group work, discussions, some general presentations, and many breakout working sessions. With “Paving Pathways for Success” our theme for this May, we will look at clarifying and strengthening guidelines in some areas of Suzuki education and creating Best Practices guidelines in other aspects of our Suzuki community. Teacher Trainers, Institute Directors, Conference Team (both 2020 and 2022), Chapter Boards and other organizational leaders, and others interested in ensuring that we have clear steps in place to ensure a successful future for Suzuki in the Americas.

Institutes—What’s New?

A new course, previously available only in Latin America, will be introduced in a pilot program at various North American institutes this summer. Each Strategies course is a ten-hour pedagogy masterclass available to teachers who have completed Unit One or beyond. The Teacher Trainer will review each participant’s teaching sample (video and/or live teaching) and share constructive feedback with the participant and the class. Participants will gain teaching skills from working with the Trainer, participating in practice teaching, and watching others teach. Strategies may be offered as a “free-standing” course or integrated into Unit Two or Unit Three. This summer it will take place at these Institutes: Holy Names, Peaks to Plains, Stevens Point, Montreal, Hartt, and Southwestern Ontario. Check Institute listings or go to

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