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2014 Conference Wrap-up

Suzuki Americas 2014

Suzuki Americas 2014, Photo by Sandra Davis

Many thanks to all the volunteers for their countless hours of work that went into the 2014 conference! This exhilarating event was made even more exciting by the presence and performances given by our Latin American colleagues and students.

Suzuki Americas 2014 was a highlight of the conference, including activities and performances that brought together students from across North, Central, and South America. The culminating grand concert presented folk songs from various SAA regions in addition to selections from the Suzuki repertoire; it was an inspiring experience for all! Video of the concert is now available on the SAA website for all to view and share:

Look for a full wrap-up of the Conference in the next issue of the American Suzuki Journal. Thank you to all who attended, volunteered, donated, and made this event possible!


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Suzuki Highlights: Music Village Instrument Donation Program

We recently spoke with Lori Richards, Suzuki flute teacher and director of The Music Village, about her project to help Latin American Suzuki programs by donating flutes for their students.

It’s been on my heart to help the Suzuki students in Latin America who are in need of flutes since I first heard of the Latin American program through Rebecca Paluzzi at East Tennessee State University.

I know how important it is to have a good instrument. I was really blessed as a child to have a wonderful beginner flute, and I’ve always owned high quality instruments. It is my hope that Suzuki teachers and parents will spread the word so that together we can make a difference in the lives of these students.

When you purchase any band instrument at www.themusicvillage.net, a portion of each sale goes to acquire flutes at dealer cost for donation to Latin American programs.

Kelly Williamson, Suzuki flute teacher trainer, who regularly teaches workshops in South America, explains the need for flutes:

All of the Suzuki flute teachers in South America work with children from families of low economic means, and many also work with programs which serve underprivileged kids. A large number of students play on extremely poor-quality flutes, some being shared among as many as five children. A lot of the younger flutists use straight headjoints when they really need curved ones for proper playing position.

The teachers in Latin America typically earn very low hourly wages, and are unable to provide instruments or curved headjoints for their students to borrow. Each flute that has been donated over the past ten years has been passed down to many grateful students!

Please visit www.themusicvillage.net to add your support and find out more.


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Digital Downloads of Suzuki Recordings

Digital Downloads

Digital downloads of Suzuki Method recordings are now available on Amazon and iTunes.

Alfred Music Publishing announced in November that Suzuki audio recordings would soon be available for download from sites such as iTunes and Amazon.

Most volumes are now available for download and more (including piano) are forthcoming.


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Summer Institutes

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Summer institute season is upon us! Suzuki summer institutes provide an opportunity for Suzuki students to come together and learn from inspirational guest faculty, interact with other Suzuki students, and perform together through a week-long invigorating program.

Don’t miss this opportunity for your child!


Teachers, also, are given the opportunity to train with highly skilled Suzuki Teacher Trainers and observe their teaching throughout the week. If you are interested in taking teacher training, be sure to check our requirements for training so that you don’t miss this valuable opportunity!


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Link Round-Up

Here’s what we’ve been reading and watching on the web lately:

Have you seen any Suzuki method-related articles or videos lately? Share with us on Facebook or Twitter


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Upcoming Events

SAA Calendar

Suzuki Association of Southcentral Alaska Institute

Anchorage, AK May 31
Every Child Can!

Suzuki Uruguay

Montevideo, Uruguay May 31 – Jun 1
Taller de Clases grupales

Acadiana Suzuki Institute

Lafayette, LA Jun 1 – 8
Every Child Can!
Violin 1
Acadiana Suzuki Institute

Suzuki Association of Southcentral Alaska Institute

Anchorage, AK Jun 1 – 8
Cello 2
Violin 1
Students: Cello, Guitar, Piano, Viola, Violin

Studio of Melissa Kraut

Shaker Heights, OH Jun 2 – 6
Cello 5

Studio of Tanya L. Carey

Glen Ellyn, IL Jun 3 – 12
Cello 4
Cello 5
Cello 6
Cello 7

Absolutely Ottawa!

Ottawa, KS Jun 4 – 22
Every Child Can!
Cello 1
Violin 1
Violin 3
Violin 8
The Expressive Art of French Music: Violin
SOUND ENCOUNTERS: Bass, Cello, Viola, Violin, Piano, Suzuki Early Childhood Education Baby/Toddler Classes
Ottawa Suzuki Institute Mid-Southwest: Bass, Cello, Viola, Violin, Suzuki Early Childhood Education Baby/Toddler Classes

Memphis Suzuki Institute

Memphis, TN Jun 5 – 13
Every Child Can!
Piano 1
Piano 2
Recorder 1
Violin 1
Violin 3
Violin 4
Student Institute: Bass, Cello, Piano, Recorder, Viola, Violin

Lake Sylvia Suzuki Flute Institute

St Paul, MN Jun 6 – 15
Every Child Can!
Flute 1
Flute 3
Flute Spa

Florida Music Institute

Saint Petersburg, FL Jun 7 – 15
Every Child Can!
Violin 1
Violin 2
Violin 3
Summer Suzuki Institute in Florida: Bass, Cello, Guitar, Viola, Violin

Suzuki Music Columbus Summer Institute

Westerville, OH Jun 7 – 15
Every Child Can!
Violin 1
Violin 2
Violin 3
Violin 4
Violin 5
Suzuki Music Columbus Summer Institute

Studio of Mark Mutter

Troy, MI Jun 8
Every Child Can!

Suzuki School of Houston

Houston, TX Jun 8 – 30
Every Child Can!
Violin 1
Violin 2
Violin 3

Westchester Suzuki Institute

Purchase, NY Jun 8 – Jul 1
Every Child Can!
Westchester Suzuki Institute: Cello, Viola, Violin

Blue Lake Suzuki Family Camp

Twin Lake, MI Jun 10 – 22
Guitar 1
Piano 4
Piano Practicum
Violin 1
Violin 2
Violin 3
Students: Bass, Cello, Guitar, Piano, Viola, Violin
Students: Bass, Cello, Viola, Violin
Students: Piano

Chaparral MusicFest Suzuki Academy

Prescott, AZ Jun 11 – 14
Books 1—3: Piano, Violin

Intermountain Suzuki String Institute

Draper, UT Jun 12 – 21
Every Child Can!
Cello 1
Cello 2
Cello 3
Cello 4
Cello 5
Violin 1
Violin 1
Violin 2
Violin 3
Violin 4
Violin 5
Violin 6
Violin 7
Violin 8
Violin Supplementary Pieces
Fry Street Days—An Intensive Chamber Music Experience
Lower Suzuki Book Curriculum
Bass Curriculum
Upper Book Curriculum: Cello, Viola, Violin
Advanced String Camp: Cello, Viola, Violin
Twinkle Curriculum: Cello, Viola, Violin

Colorado Suzuki Institute

Beaver Creek, CO Jun 14 – 28
Every Child Can!
Bass 2
Flute 2
Flute 4
Guitar 2
Guitar 4
Guitar 6
Piano 1
Piano 2
Piano 3
Piano 4
Piano 5
Piano 6
Piano 7
Piano Practicum
Violin 1
Violin 2
Violin 3
Violin 4
Violin 5
Violin 6
Violin 7
Violin 8
Violin 9-10
Violin Practicum
Student Suzuki Session: Bass, Cello, Guitar, Piano, Viola, Violin
Student Suzuki Session: Cello, Flute, Harp, Piano, Viola, Violin, Voice

Louisville Suzuki String Institute

Louisville, KY Jun 15 – 20
University of Louisville Suzuki String Institute: Cello, Suzuki Early Childhood Education, Viola, Violin

Festival Suzuki de Colombia

Bogotá, Colombia Jun 16 – 27
Filosofía
Padres suzuki: desafío en equipo desde la primera clase
Estimulación temprana I
Kodaly 1
Estimulación temprana II
Kodaly 2
Guitar 1
Piano 1
Piano 5
Violin 2
Violin 5

East Tennessee Suzuki Flute Institute

Johnson City, TN Jun 20 – 28
Every Child Can!
Flute 1
Teaching Expression and Musicality from the Start: Flute
Tone Development Through Interpretation: Flute
Students: Flute

Atlanta Suzuki Institute

Roswell, GA Jun 20 – 28
Every Child Can!
Violin 1
Violin 2
Violin 4
Violin 6
Students: Cello, Guitar, Viola, Violin

Virginia Suzuki Institute

Emory, VA Jun 20 – 28
Every Child Can!
Cello 2
Guitar 1
Piano 3
Violin 1
Violin 2
Kontras Chamber Music Workshop: Bass, Cello, Viola, Violin
Adult Chamber Music and Suzuki Institute: Bass, Cello, Viola, Violin
Prelude Chamber Music and Suzuki Institute: Bass, Cello, Viola, Violin
Suzuki Institute: Cello, Guitar, Piano, Viola, Violin
Jane MacMorran Fiddle Weekend: Violin

Oregon Suzuki Institute

Newberg, OR Jun 21 – 27
Teaching Violin Group Class
Cello 2
Piano 2
Viola 5
Violin 2
Advanced Chamber Workshop: Cello, Piano, Viola, Violin
Student Institute: Cello, Piano, Viola, Violin

Greater Washington Suzuki Institute

Falls Church, VA Jun 21 – 29
Every Child Can!
Cello 2
Wrap Your Brain Around Targeted Technique Practice: Cello, Viola, Violin
Violin 2
Violin 3
Students: Bass, Cello, Viola, Violin

Idaho Suzuki Institute

Caldwell, ID Jun 21 – 29
Every Child Can!
Cello 1
Piano 1
Violin 1
Violin 3
“Developing the Suzuki Violinist from Twinkle to Mendelssohn”
Idaho Suzuki Institute: Cello, Piano, Viola, Violin

Columbus Suzuki Piano Workshops

Columbus, OH Jun 21 – 29
Every Child Can!
Piano 1

New England Suzuki Institute

Standish, ME Jun 22 – 28
Pre-Twinkle thru Teen Artist: Cello, Guitar, Piano, Viola, Violin

Greater Washington Suzuki Piano Institute

Annandale, VA Jun 22 – 29
Piano 1
Students: Piano

Thames Valley Suzuki School

London, ON Jun 23 – 29
Suzuki Early Childhood Education Prenatal and Early Years, Stage 1
Suzuki Early Childhood Education Prenatal and Early Years, Stage 2
Suzuki Early Childhood Education Prenatal and Early Years, Stage 3
Suzuki Early Childhood Education Prenatal and Early Years, Stage 4
Suzuki Early Childhood Education Prenatal and Early Years, Stage 5

Suzuki Association of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA Jun 27 – 28
Every Child Can!

DFW—WOW Suzuki Institute

Fort Worth, TX Jun 27 – Jul 6
Every Child Can!
Cello 1
Cello 2
Violin 1
Violin 2
Lone Star Young Artist Program: Cello, Viola, Violin
Harp Institute
Piano Institute

Chicago Suzuki Institute

Deerfield, IL Jun 28 – Jul 6
Every Child Can!
Cello Group Class Fellowship
Cello 1
Cello 2
Cello 4
Cello 6
Cello 8
Piano 1
Piano 2
Viola 4
Violin 2
Violin 4
Violin 6
Violin Overview: Books 4—6
Advanced Program: Cello, Piano, Viola, Violin
Chamber Program: Cello, Piano, Viola, Violin
Student Program: Cello, Piano, Viola, Violin

Los Angeles Suzuki Institute

Claremont, CA Jun 29 – Jul 4
Violin 2
Student Program: Bass, Cello, Piano, Viola, Violin
Chamber Music Workshop: Cello, Piano, Viola, Violin

SAGWA Flute Institute

Alexandria, VA Jun 29 – Jul 4
Flute 2
Flute 4
Flute 6
Flute Japanese Master Teacher
SAGWA Flute Institute

Ithaca College Suzuki Institute

Ithaca, NY Jun 29 – Jul 18
Every Child Can!
Cello 1
Violin 1
Violin 2
Violin 4
Violin 6
Students: Cello, Viola, Violin
Students: Cello, Viola, Violin
Advanced Violin and Cello Program: Cello, Violin
Preludio Violin Program

Austin Suzuki Guitar Institute

Austin, TX Jun 30
Every Child Can!

I Pitch Music Suzuki Piano Studio

Taylors, SC Jun 30
Every Child Can!

Atlantic Canada Suzuki Institute

St. John’s, NL Jun 30 – Jul 4
Atlantic Canadian Suzuki Institute (ACSI): Cello, Suzuki Early Childhood Education, Violin

Austin Suzuki Guitar Institute

Austin, TX Jul 1 – 8
Guitar 1
Guitar Practicum
Suzuki Guitar Institute for Young Guitarists

I Pitch Music Suzuki Piano Studio

Taylors, SC Jul 1 – 12
Piano 1
Piano 2

DFW—WOW Suzuki Institute

Fort Worth, TX Jul 2 – 6
Cello 3
Violin 3
Violin 4
Student String Institute: Cello, Viola, Violin

Chicago Suzuki Institute

Deerfield, IL Jul 2 – 6
Cello 3
Cello 5
Cello 7
Cello 9-10
Cello Practicum
Piano 3
Violin 3
Violin 5
Violin 7

Great Lakes Suzuki Flute & Recorder Institute

Hamilton, ON Jul 4 – 12
Every Child Can!
Supplementary Music for the Suzuki Flute Teacher
Baroque Style for the Suzuki Flute Teacher
Flute 1
Flute 2
Flute 3
Flute 4
Students: Flute, Recorder

North Carolina Suzuki Institute

Greenville, NC Jul 4 – 12
Every Child Can!
Violin 1
North Carolina Suzuki Institute

Alberta Summer Suzuki Institute

Edmonton, AB Jul 5 – 13
Cello 3
Cello 4
Cello 8
Flute 1
Recorder 2
Violin 2
Violin 3
Violin 4
Violin 5
Junior Student Program: Bass, Cello, Viola, Violin
Senior Student Program: Bass, Cello, Viola, Violin
Beginner Mini-Institute: Bass, Cello, Viola, Violin
Chamber Music Program: Cello, Viola, Violin
Students: Flute
Recorder Student Program

Utah Suzuki Harp Institute

Logan, UT Jul 6 – 11
Harp 4
Harp 5
Students: Harp

Ithaca College Suzuki Institute

Ithaca, NY Jul 6 – 11
Cello 3
Violin 3
Violin 5
Violin 8
Students: Cello, Viola, Violin

Green Mountain Suzuki Institute

Rochester, VT Jul 6 – 11
Students: Cello, Flute, Piano, Viola, Violin

Northern California Suzuki Institute

Santa Rosa, CA Jul 7 – 11
Every Child Can!
Violin 3
Violin 7
Northern California Suzuki Institute: Cello, Violin

Ogontz Suzuki Institute

Lisbon, NH Jul 7 – 11
Practice Pathways: Bass, Cello, Viola, Violin
Suzuki Institute I: Bass, Cello, Viola, Violin
Suzuki Institute II: Bass, Cello, Viola, Violin

Suzuki Piano Resource Group

Maumelle, AR Jul 7 – 11
Five Piano and Chamber Workshop

HNU Suzuki Teacher Training Institute

Oakland, CA Jul 7 – 18
Every Child Can!
Piano 1
Piano 2
Piano 5
Piano Practicum
Piano Practicum
Book 1 Refresher!: Piano
Book 2 Refresher!: Piano
Advanced Teaching Music Reading: Reading with Understanding: Piano
Beginning Teaching Music Reading: From Sound to Symbo: Piano

Studio of Tanya L. Carey

Glen Ellyn, IL Jul 8 – 12
Cello 8


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