Power of Community

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Donations are handled by PayPal, but you do not need a PayPal account to donate.

To donate by check, please make checks out to “Suzuki Association of the Americas”, and put “Power of Community” on the memo line. PO Box 17310, Boulder CO 80308

The “Power of Community” is a week-long campaign aimed at raising funds and awareness about the Suzuki Association of the Americas. The core of the campaign is not really about the $5 donation but, rather, realizing how far-reaching our own individual impact can be when we all act together as part of a larger community.

Our goal is to engage as many SAA members as possible and also reach beyond our membership community to other like-minded friends who would support Suzuki’s vision of excellence, art, beauty and the idea that every child can.

Learn more about the Suzuki Method and the Suzuki Association of the Americas.

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Special Thanks:

Artwork: DBro Media

Photos: Greater Philadelphia Suzuki Institute, Japan-Seattle Suzuki Institute, American Suzuki Institute, Advanced Suzuki Institute at Stanford, Ottawa Suzuki Institute, XXIII Festival Internacional de Musica Suzuki (Lima, Peru), MacPhail Center Guitar Workshop, Greater New Orleans Suzuki Summer Camp, 2007 Flute Workshop, Tanzania, Blue Lake Suzuki Family Camp, 2006 Suzuki Association of the Americas Conference, 7th Suzuki Voice International Workshop, Art Montzka

Music: Karl Montzka

Translation: Cecilia Calvelo (Spanish and Portuguese), Rolando Freitag (Portuguese), Gail Lange (French) and Laura Nerenberg (French)

Inspiration and Feedback: Pepy Cambodia, Blake Brasch, Pam Brasch, Kirsten Browning, Teri Einfeldt, Jenny Ferenc, Ian Salmon, Elizabeth Stuen-Walker and members of the SAA Board

Here’s what to do:

If you only have one minute:
Please share the link to the video through a social media platform (Facebook, Twitter, etc.)

If you have 3 minutes:
Please share the link and post a sentence in your status about what the SAA means to you.

Facebook examples:

Suzuki training courses (supported by the Suzuki Association of the Americas) not only grounded me in a positive core philosophy but it also gave me a “toolbox” of communication and teaching strategies that I draw upon every day. If you have a moment, please watch this video and show your support!
http://suzukiassociation.org/giving/community/

Mother’s Day concerts, Schnitzel the dachshund and my first quartet experience. Calling all my Gainesville Suzuki Players friends and anyone who feels that growing up “Suzuki” made a positive impact in their life—please watch this video and consider making a $5 donation to the Suzuki Association of the Americas.
http://suzukiassociation.org/giving/community/

If you have 5 minutes:
Please email the link to studio friends, music friends or anyone whose life has been positively impacted through their contact with Suzuki.

In your email, please include:

  • A Personal Appeal. Briefly explain why the SAA is important to YOU. This is also an opportunity to share what it is that the SAA does.

  • The Link!

Email Example:

Dear Students, Music Friends and Family,

One of the best decisions I ever made was during my senior year at the Cleveland Institute of Music. I enrolled in a class called “Suzuki Pedagogy”. It was the first of many Suzuki teacher training courses I have since taken and opened my eyes to Dr. Suzuki’s belief that EVERY child has the potential for musical excellence.

Suzuki training not only grounded me in a positive core philosophy but it also gave me a “toolbox” of communication and teaching strategies that I draw upon with ALL of my students whether they study within the Suzuki Method or not.

The Suzuki Association of the Americas provides teacher scholarships, program support, course development, quarterly journals and more.

If you have a moment, please watch this video and consider making a $5 donation to the SAA so that future teachers in North, Central and South America may access the same high quality education:

http://suzukiassociation.org/giving/community/

Thank you for your help,

Sarah

Have 10 minutes?
Spread the word by doing ALL of the above (Post! Share! tag! tweet! email!) and enlist 5 friends to do the same.

Thank you for your generous participation and support. The “Power of Community” campaign depends on people like you and the belief that we are better together!