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2013 Annual Fund

It was Dr. Suzuki’s dream that all children might enjoy the many benefits of developing a beautiful heart and fine character through the study of music. It is now up to Suzuki teachers throughout the Americas to keep the dream alive with our donations to the 2013 Fall Gift Campaign. Our membership dues remain as low as possible, but they only serve to sustain operations of the SAA at a minimum level. The types of projects that make the SAA recognizable as a driving force in music education are supported by your donations.

You have many options to put your donation to work where your heart leads:

• Invest in innovation. The Annual Fund supports such things as new programs, learning resources, teacher development, and parent education. Donate to the Annual Fund at

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SAA Annual Fund

2014 Conference: May 22-26, Minneapolis

Student Events
Applications are still open for:

  • Piano Concerto (Deadline December 15)

Student Events Application

Twelfth International Research Symposium on Talent Education

Co-sponsored by the SAA and the American Suzuki institute, IRSTE focuses on the applications of research as it relates to the Suzuki Method and music teaching and learning. Established in 1990, the Symposia also offer the chance to learn some of the basic methods of conducting research in your own studio. Learn how to take an everyday situation, problem or question from your studio and distill it into a research question, how to locate and interpret other studies on the same issue, what is qualitative and quantitative research and how to know which method is best to use for your purpose, developing a survey, analyzing data and designing research projects doable in the music studio.

This year, the symposium will take place May 22-23 at the SAA conference in Minneapolis. For more information or to submit research papers, visit the SAA website.

View the conference section of the SAA website to view clinician bios, conference events, and other updated information.


ASJ 42.1 Sneak Peek

Here are a few of our favorite things from the forthcoming American Suzuki Journal


  • Latin American students share their reflections of the 2008 Latin American String Ensemble in anticipation of Suzuki Americas 2014!


  • Affirming Potential and Expecting Excellence: Preventative Medicine for Frightening Times, by Laura Knightly

Teaching and Learning

  • Notes from My Journey as a Suzuki Teacher, by Katherine Gerson

  • A Reluctant Suzuki Parent, by Paul Davidson

  • Helping Students Take Ownership of their Musical Journal, by Cecilia Calvelo-Hopkins


Did You Know?

E-books and Digital Downloads from Alfred Music Publishing

E-books are now available for Violin Volume 1, Viola Volume 1, Cello Volume 1, and Bass Volume 1. The violin ebook contains only English. Soon to be released will be an ebook in each of the other languages normally found in the violin book. Each ebook includes the complete music and text of the print book as well as the audio, which is linked to the music.

Many Suzuki audio recordings will soon be available for download from sites such as iTunes and Amazon. Recordings for over 50 of the most commonly used books will be sold. These will be sold by album as requested by the ISA. Unfortunately, Alfred doesn’t control the timing of the release of the music on external sites so we are unable to provide a date that these will be available. Continue to check your favorite site.

Soon to be available are:

Bass School 1-3, Cello School 1-8, Flute School 1-5, Guitar School 1-9, Harp School 1-2, Soprano Recorder School 1-2, Viola School 1-8, Violin 1-8, Solos for Young Cellists 1-2, Solos for Young Violists 1-2, and Solos for Young Violinists 1-6.

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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 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. Click Here to read more about the SPA course.

Upcoming courses will be held in OK, NY, TX, MN, CA, and IN.

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Upcoming Events

SAA Calendar
Dec 15: Conference Student Piano Concert Applications Due
Feb 1: ASJ 42.3 Submission Deadline
May 1: ASJ 42.4 Submission Deadline

Studio of Melissa Kraut

Shaker Heights, OH Nov 21 – 24
Cello 6

University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point

Stevens Point, WI Nov 23
Every Child Can!

Festival Internacional Suzuki en Guatemala

Ciudad De Guatemala, Guatemala Nov 28 – Dec 7
Cello 2
Guitar 1
Piano 1
Violin 1
Violin 3

Studio of Gail Lange

Guelph, ON Nov 28 2013 – Mar 21
Piano 2

Piedmont Suzuki

Winston Salem, NC Dec 7
Every Child Can!

Stacy Marie Music

Buford, GA Dec 7
Every Child Can!

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