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We Are Suzuki: Embracing the Vision

This nano video, From the First Heartbeat, reflects the powerful impact Suzuki Early Childhood Education can have prior to birth. Produced by Wan Tsai Chen, this nano was shown during the SECE demonstration classes at the 2016 SAA Conference. Teachers and parents alike acknowledged the importance of developing character from the start, laying the foundation for a child to thrive, and enabling both child and parent to grow together.

Interested in learning more about SECE? Visit the SECE website plus locate upcoming Suzuki Early Childhood Education training courses in various parts of the Suzuki world.

The SAA was privileged to have Nicolas and Yumi Kendall share their thoughts as part of their keynote conference presentation during the We Are Suzuki Celebration. This special video Our Experience as Suzuki Siblings highlights the impact Suzuki education had on Nick and Yumi’s upbringing, and how Suzuki continues to influence their lives today.

Watch for more conference reports in upcoming Short Score e-newsletters and the American Suzuki Journal vol. 44 no. 4.


Upcoming Events: Institutes are underway!

Congratulations to the institutes and festivals who received top votes in the T-Shirt Design Contest: Peru, Hawaii, Northern California, and Fairbanks!

More than sixty institutes will happen in summer 2016, and we hope teachers, parents, and students take advantage of this unique learning opportunity. Check out the full listing of summer offerings on the Events Page of the website.

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Parents as Partners Online: Closes June 30

Be sure to enjoy the final weeks of PPO videos! All 2016 talks are available for viewing through June 30. As we plan for future offerings, we encourage you to complete the PPO survey available mid-summer.


Chapters come alive!

Congratulations to our two newest chapter affiliates: Suzuki Association of Washington State (SAWS) and Southeast Texas Suzuki Association (STXSA)! We applaud them on their hard work to reach this achievement and look forward to their future contributions.

North Carolina Suzuki Association

This month we also feature news from the North Carolina Suzuki Association. Read more from NCSA president Rachel Talbott Parker. Click here for further information about Chapter Affiliates and how to become a Chapter Affiliate of the Suzuki Association of the Americas.


Humor from the Suzuki Studio

Memorize Forward and Backward Cartoon

Contributed by Chris Davis

Get Involved!

Starting planning now to host a 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 (Suzuki Principles in Action) 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. Read more about how to host a course and start making your plans for 2016-2017 now. It’s not too early!

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