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SAA’s Cherry Blossom Tree

Many thanks to the donors who helped grow virtual blossoms on the SAA’s Cherry Blossom Tree! Through your gift you helped celebrate excellent Suzuki education and provided essential support for our SAA Annual Fund!

Did you know that you can donate to the SAA on a regular monthly basis?
The option is available through PayPal on the SAA website.

ISA Journal Archive Now Viewable on Website

ISA Journal Volume 1, Issue 1

The Journal of the International Suzuki Association is an international publication highlighting Suzuki activities around the world and specific articles written by Dr. Suzuki. The Journals are a valuable record of Talent Education’s progress over the years through the many different countries and regions we now call the international Suzuki community.

All previously-published print copies of the ISA Journal, dating from 1990—2004, are now online. Enjoy reading though articles from the past, many of which were written by Dr. Suzuki on Talent Education philosophy and pedagogy. Share your favorite articles with fellow teachers and with families in your studio. Gain new insights or refresh your thinking on Talent Education and its principles.

The ISA thanks Pam Brasch, Jackie Corina, Jason Hardgrave, Susan Kempter and Aaron Van Heyningen for their assistance on this project.

Look for a new ISA Journal to be posted online during Spring 2019!

View the Journal Archive here.

SAA Biennial Conference, May 21-25, 2020
Hilton Minneapolis and Minneapolis Convention Center
Minneapolis, MN

“Learning Suzuki-Style”

Save the dates!
Watch for student application details and the call for sessions, appearing soon on the SAA website.

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

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?

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Did You Know …

  • Active and Associate Members are able to read the current issue of the American Suzuki Journal on our website? View issue here.

  • Summer Institutes are a place where fond family memories are created! 61 institutes are hoping to offer a special experience for your children!

  • We have a record number of Suzuki Early Childhood Education (SECE) experiences for you and your young child at this summer’s institutes. Check out the possibilities on our website.



September 11, 2016 Memorial at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, NYC

September 11, 2016 Memorial at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, NYC

“Students of Sanchie Bobrow’s Staten Island, NY, stood on the steps outside St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City, after performing at a memorial service for the families of firefighters who lost their lives during the tragedy of September 11, 2001. These young violinists are proud of their service to the community.”—Sanchie Bobrow

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…

  • SAA holds an Annual Membership Meeting each May. This year’s meeting will be held on Saturday, May 25, 2019, 1:30 PM, Deer Creek Lodge and Conference Center, Mt. Stirling, OH. All members are encouraged to attend.

  • Over the next four months there are 50 options for taking Every Child Can! and 8 opportunities for taking Filosofía (for Latin Americans). ECC is the first course for teachers interested in the Suzuki method, and it also provides an excellent opportunity for parent orientation.

  • Tell your studio families WHY they should attend a Suzuki summer institute. Click here for a flyer or poster for your studio.

  • This is your opportunity to participate in SECE teacher training! Courses are offered in a record number of North American locations this summer – 9 institutes and workshops! (Japan-Seattle Institute, WA; American Suzuki Institute, WI;  San Diego Suzuki Institute, CA; Hartt Suzuki Institute, CT; Oregon Suzuki Institute; Peaks to Plains Suzuki Institute, CO; Suzuki Talent Education Society of Calgary, AB; and Thames Valley Suzuki School, ON)
    In addition, SECE Teacher Training training will be offered at San José Dos Campos, SP, Brazil.

  • SAA’s newest course for North America, Teaching Strategies, is being piloted in these 6 locations:
    Violin:  American Suzuki Institute, Hartt Suzuki Institute, Southwestern Ontario Suzuki Institute
    Harp: Peaks to Plains Suzuki Institute
    Cello:  Montreal Suzuki Institute
    Piano: Holy Names University

    Latin American teachers can find Teaching Strategies in numerous locations this summer, including Colombia, Argentina, and Brazil. (Strategías has been a staple course in Latin American countries for a number of years.)

Spa Email

Upcoming SPA: Sep 28–29, 2019

Suzuki Principles in Action with Christie Felsing
Suzuki Royal Oak Institute of Music
Madison Heights, MI

Sign up here.

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!

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.

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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