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Interview Berta Rojas

February 2, 2018 by Andrea Cannon

Guitarist Berta Rojas, originally from Paraguay, will be our guest clinician at this year’s SAA Conference. We guitarists could not be more excited to visit with Berta and watch her work with our students. This interview offers us a closer… Read more ▶

Interview Scott Tennant

November 14, 2015 by Andrea Cannon

This unique interview is a sort of a cyber-roundtable of questions for guitarist, teacher and technical guru Scott Tennant. Scott is a founding member of the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, an amazing soloist, and the author of what has become… Read more ▶

Setting up for Success  Preparations for a Suzuki Instructor

September 21, 2015 by Andrea Cannon

Just about everyone seems to know about the Suzuki Method for Violin, but many people are not aware of Suzuki Guitar, although it’s been around more than twenty-five years. Two of the earliest Suzuki Guitar students were Connie Sheu and… Read more ▶

Creating Learning Community Award Sharing the Sounds of Success with the Greater Guitar Community

August 15, 2014 by Kevin Hart

Guitarists were proud to honor David Madsen with a Creating Learning Community Award at the 2014 SAA Biennial Conference.
David was selected for the award because of his generosity. He has served on the SAA Board of Directors, is a… Read more ▶

SAA Guitar Committee Call Notes March 17 2013

August 19, 2013

Agenda Items: International Conference in Matsumoto, Revisions, Have the SAAGC on the SAA as a Discussion Board Item, Book 1 Dynamics Read more ▶

High Notes The Case of the Dubious Identity

November 8, 2012 by Susan Baer

Sometimes determining the credible identity of an instrument’s maker can seem like the plot of a detective novel full of intrigue and deception. In an age where scientific advancements are making it possible to solve crimes of yore through DNA testing, similar discoveries are taking place in the world of stringed instruments. Read more ▶

Guitars Make History at the Conference

September 1, 2012 by MaryLou Roberts

There were many memorable moments at the 2012 SAA Conference, 40 and Forward! It was a great time to share our love and passion for teaching, try some new music for guitar ensemble, listen to our colleagues, and dream of… Read more ▶

Revisin de los libros 1 y 2

August 27, 2012

Queridos Profesores Suzuki de la Asociación Suzuki de las Américas,
Esperamos que se encuentren bien y que estén disfrutando de su experiencia enseñando y tocando.
Les escribimos para informarles sobre el desarrollo reciente de en el mundo de la guitarra Suzuki
El comité… Read more ▶

Suzuki Guitar Books 1  2 Revision Your Input Wanted

August 10, 2012

Dear Suzuki Guitar Teachers of the SAA,
Greetings and hoping that this finds you well and enjoying your teaching and playing.
We are writing to inform of you of some recent developments in the Suzuki Guitar world.
The International Suzuki Association Guitar Committee… Read more ▶

Suzuki ENews 45 Sound of Success Institute Scholarships Conference

April 11, 2012

In this issue:
The Sound of Success: Suzuki Method for Guitar
Conference Special Events Preview
Institute Scholarships for Students & Teachers
A Star for My Mother
Next ASJ Sneak Peak
Upcoming Events
107 new members joined the SAA in March. Welcome!
The Sound of Success: Suzuki Method for… Read more ▶

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Current Projects, Issues, and News

Interested in the latest developments in Suzuki Guitar method? The SAA Guitar Committee meets regularly via a monthly phone conference. Check back here periodically for their latest conference call notes.

Contacting Other Teachers Through the Suzuki Guitar Listserve

One of the best ways to communicate with other Suzuki Guitar teachers is through the Suzuki Guitar Listserve. The Listserve is an informal and unofficial meeting place for Suzuki Guitar teachers worldwide. It is maintained through the kind efforts of Seth Himmelhoch.

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SAA Guitar Committee

The members of the Suzuki Association of the Americas Guitar Committee welcome your communication.

Andrea Cannon

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Spring, TX
Phone: 281-320-9656
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Mychal Gendron

Cranston, RI
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Seth Himmelhoch

Seth Himmelhoch, Chair

Teaneck, NJ
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William Kossler

William Kossler

Winston-Salem, NC
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Andrew LaFreniere

Andrew LaFreniere

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David Madsen

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Avon, CT
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Joseph Pecoraro

Joseph Pecoraro

Winston-Salem, NC
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MaryLou Roberts

MaryLou Roberts, Representative to the ISA Guitar Committee

Ann Arbor, MI
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The International Suzuki Guitar Committee

The International Suzuki Guitar Committee (ISGC) is the official Instrument Committee of the International Suzuki Association (ISA) designated to represent the guitar community of the various regions. Currently the European Suzuki Association (ESA), Pan-Pacific Suzuki Association (PPSA) and the Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA) are represented by Harald Söderberg of Sweden, Zeah Riorden of Australia and MaryLou Roberts of the United States respectively. For more information on the work of the committee see the ISA website at