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Our 2019 Parents as Partners Online program has been a success and there is still plenty of time to register and still participate!

After 10 weeks of new videos, we are releasing two bonus weeks of videos. Some of the past weekly themes have been Parent Encouragement, Brain Development, Communication Strategies, and Practice Games.

Find out answers to questions like:

  • How do you avoid the “Robots?”
  • What phrases are most useful for group class management?
  • Can brain science give us more effective practice strategies?

Look for Bonus Week titles such as, “Working with the Squirrelly Ones,” “Improving Intonation through Sympathetic Vibrations,” and “Life After Lessons.”

All talks will be available online through October 15.

Cherry Buds

Cherry Tree Festival

April 3—24: How many buds can we bring to full bloom on the 2019 SAA giving tree? The festival opens soon!!

Last Chance to Register!

For more information email

Click Here to Register for the Convention


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  • How long has it been since you attended an SAA summer institute as an observer? Sign up to attend an institute and refresh your teaching with new ideas!
  • Tell your studio families WHY they should attend a Suzuki summer institute. Click here for a flyer or poster for your studio.
  • Of course, there are opportunities for a variety of courses for teachers, including the new Strategies course to be offered as a pilot at various institutes, numerous SECE courses, and much more!

Parents and families!

Time to commit to Suzuki summer fun and learning for you and your child! You have over 60 institute choices (including 4 new ones), each with an array of unique opportunities. Don’t miss out!


Our yearly gig playing at the Big Fresno Fair.

Playing at the Big Fresno Fair

“Our yearly gig playing at the Big Fresno Fair.”—Kamilah Simba-Torres

Have a great picture to share? We are looking for photos of students performing in their community. Did you invite the neighborhood to a book recital? Or the general public to a group concert? Have you played in an assisted living facility, street fair, or mall? Submit your own picture or…

Every Child Can!

Looking for an Every Child Can! course?

There are many opportunities in the upcoming 5 months!
April 5, 6, 12, 14, 19, and beyond!

Get more info here.

Spa Email

The Time is Now to start planning for a fall or winter SPA course in your area! (Our first SPA for the season is now posted for September in Michigan!)

We would like to schedule at least one SPA course each month from September through March.

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.

Reminders to all Active Members:

  • Voting is open for the 2019 Board election. Voting closes on April 22. If you are an SAA member, you can click here to vote.

  • Cherry Blossom Campaign launches soon: Remember to support the SAA during this lovely, online “event” —April 3- April 24

  • SAA’s Annual Meeting: Saturday, May 25, 2019, Deer Creek Lodge, Mt. Stirling, OH

  • Did you forget to register for the 2019 Leadership Retreat? Call the office. We may be able to squeeze you in!

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