Suzuki Association of the Greater Washington Area

Suzuki Association of the Greater Washington Area

SAGWA inspires and encourages musical learning in the greater Washington DC area.  Grounded in the Suzuki philosophy, SAGWA promotes the harmony of heart and mind through music to nurture beautiful artists and foster compassionate connections within the community.

SAGWA invests in the area Suzuki community by providing events and resources, including financial aid, to nourish a rich learning environment.  We support students in the mastery of a musical instrument by offering performance and learning opportunities.  We support teachers as lifelong learners through continuing education.  We partner with parents to develop character and overall excellence in their children.


May 2020

For Teachers Instructor Audition



Scholarships for Caroline Fraser Teacher Workshop

For Teachers, Amount: $ 100, Application due: January 31
Requirements: SAGWA Teacher Membership, SAA Active Membership, 100% attendance of the course, Registration of the course with the SAA (Pre-requisites: ECC or Filosofia and Unit 1). Submit SAGWA Event Scholarship Application Form by Jan 31, 2020, 11:59pm EST. Apply here:

Scholarships for ECC!

For Teachers, Amount: $ 60, Application due: November 10
Requirements: SAGWA Teacher Membership, 100% attendance of the course. Submit SAGWA Event Scholarship Application Form by November 10, 2019, 11:59pm EST. Apply here:



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The SAA does not run the workshops and summer institutes; it approves separate businesses to run them. For specific information on schedules, enrollment, pricing, housing, etc. please contact sponsoring organizations directly with inquiries. To get your event listed here, please see the Event Listing Guide.