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Short Score Special Edition!

Fall Studio Kickoff

Suzuki Festival 2017

Gala Concert after Suzuki Festival Weekend

Image by Daniela Gongora

Summer is winding down but schools and studios are revving up.

This issue is filled with tools to support your teaching.


Parents As Partners Online

Parents as Partners Online and

Have new families in your studio? Looking for a source of inspiration and growth for your seasoned parents? To support and celebrate your fall studio,
we’re featurning 7 additional talks for you to watch, listen, or read on fundamental topics like repetition strategies, listening suggestions, and review ideas.

Short on time? Talks average 10 minutes each, and many are under 3 minutes! Got car time? How about an audio only “podcast” format, accessible through your phone?

Where do you access these resources? With Parents as Partners Online 2017!

Click here for more info or to register.

Want to enlighten others about Suzuki teaching?

Share the Building Noble Hearts Podcast with your families, new colleagues, and curious friends. (“Tell me again what it is you do?”) Including stories about what it was like to study with Dr. Suzuki in Japan, and exploration of getting creative in the studio, Building Noble Hearts is an entertaining and informative look at nurturing environments and the individuals who create them.

You can find Building Noble Hearts wherever you get your podcasts, on the Suzuki website homepage, or on the podcast episode page.

A one-stop information spot for new families

Parent Reading

Check out the NEW “Collection of Articles for Parents” page. Twenty articles, transcripts, and podcast episodes on topics such as listening, repetition, and a supportive environment.

SAA Conference 2018 First Image

Due this fall

Student auditions and session proposals for the 2018 Biennial SAA Conference in Minneapolis.

We invite SAA teachers to prepare students to audition for a variety of opportunities available to students at the 2018 Biennial SAA Conference in Minneapolis to energize, motivate, support, and fuel our conference theme, “A Collaborating Community.” 
More info on Student Events here.

2016 Conference Guitars

Sessions are the cornerstone of the conference: a wealth of knowledge and inspiration on a wide range of topics. Topics with a focus on collaboration are particularly encouraged this year. What are your ideas for collaboration within the Suzuki studio and/or for making connections within the wider Suzuki community, and beyond?
More info on sessions here.

2016 Conference Dalcroze Session

Annual Membership Meeting

Become a member!

Join the SAA and become part of the professional organization for Suzuki education! You’ll connect with a larger community of teachers and parents, and receive the quarterly American Suzuki Journal!

Have you checked out the Suzuki Store lately?

Books, music, videos, and fun ways to practice.


Nurture yourself with

Upcoming opportunities

Take a SPA course!
Sep 23-24, Nov 11-12, Nov 18-19, or Jan 6-7, 2018

Looking for an Every Child Can course?
Upcoming classes start on Aug 26, Sept 3, Sept 9, Sept 10, Sept 14, Oct 1, and beyond.

Find details and more under the “Quick Links” column on the SAA website homepage!

The Time is Now

to start planning for a school year SPA course!

Spa Email

Suzuki Program Directors, Suzuki School Administrators, Chapter Affiliate Boards, Local Suzuki Teachers Groups, and others!

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.

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!

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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