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September 25, 2018

The 2018 SAA Conference was a huge success. Thank you to all presenters, participants, and organizers!
Here are a few videos to give you a flavor or a reminder of the weekend.
Koen Rens’ masterful keynote speech, “Suzuki Music Education: The Power… Read more ▶

David Gerry Recognized for Unique Contributions to Suzuki Teaching

December 4, 2017 by Kelly Williamson

On Thursday November 30, 2017, a celebration was held in Hamilton, Ontario, in honor of David Gerry’s receipt of a Creating Learning Community award for his many contributions to the Suzuki community. 
During his 25 years as a teacher trainer… Read more ▶

Inspiration and Connection at the 2015 Leadership Retreat

May 29, 2015 by Barbara Balatero, Heather Watson Hardie, Samara Humbert-Hughes, Laura Nerenberg, Alice Ann O’Neill, Kathleen Schoen, Rafael Videira, Danette Warren

For many Suzuki teachers, SAA Conferences and Leadership Retreats are the best way to kick off summer. Packed full of inspiration and camaraderie, these events are not to be missed! Read more ▶

Interview Laurel Trainor SAA Honorary Board Member

August 15, 2014 by David Gerry

Dr. Laurel Trainor is a professor in the Department of Psychology, Neuroscience and Behaviour at McMaster University, a research scientist at the Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest Hospital, Toronto, and the director of the McMaster Institute for Music and the… Read more ▶

Learning More Than the Music The Influence of the Suzuki Method in the Life and Career of Dr Whitney Kelley

September 18, 2013 by Libby Felts, Whitney Reagan Kelley

Flutist Whitney Kelley has worked for the Suzuki Association of the Americas for four years as administrator for chapters and institutes. In spring 2013, she graduated from the University of Colorado with her DMA in flute performance and pedagogy. We… Read more ▶

CD Review Jinju by Laura Larson Flute

June 24, 2013 by Whitney Reagan Kelley

Jinju, a classical music CD featuring flutist Laura Larson, presents a delicate interweaving of culture and time through music. Read more ▶

Flute Area Offered a Full Array of Activities

September 1, 2012 by Cynthia Ferris

The 2012 SAA Conference was an amazing four days for the flute teachers. We had twenty-eight teachers from nine US states and two Canadian provinces, as well as fourteen students ages 9–19 from six states and Argentina. Our session topics… Read more ▶

Suzuki Flute Update

March 31, 2011

Dear Suzuki Flute colleagues,
We have work to do! Many of us have longed for updated recordings… some of us for a very long time. We would like to be able to make that happen, but there is a… Read more ▶

Suzuki News 26 Flute Dreams Ask the Experts The Poor Nobodies Upcoming Events

October 18, 2010

In this issue:
Leadership Retreat: May 27-30, 2011
Flute Dreams Take Flight
Board Nominations
Upcoming SPA Courses in Ontario
Ask the Experts, part 16
The Poor Nobodys
Early Childhood Training in TX
ECC Grant: The Concession and Paying It Forward
Leadership Retreat: May 27-30, 2011
The next SAA Leadership Retreat… Read more ▶

Flute Dreams Take Flight

October 14, 2010 by Kelly Williamson

The excellent quality and affordability of Di Zhao flutes have made dreams come true for a number of students in Latin America, and they are inspiring many others to see their own dreams as a real possibility.
In the fall of… Read more ▶

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