SSN Playathon 2017

Suzuki School of Newton’s students and faculty unite for the annual Playathon: 6-hours of continuous music at The Shops at Chestnut Hill in Massachusetts. This event is held to celebrate students’ pledges of 10-days of intense practicing. Students gather sponsors and work hard to prepare for the concert—in the end they donate their music and sponsors’ gifts towards the James Thornblade Memorial Scholarship Fund. It’s truly fun for everyone.

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Sachiko Isihara

Sachiko Isihara was born in Cheverly, Maryland, but has lived mostly in New York City and Buffalo. She did her Bachelor’s in Piano Performance at New England Conservatory and a Master’s in Piano Performance at Juilliard. She has been a member of SAA since 1984. Her Suzuki training includes being a Kenkyusei in Matsumoto in 1993 and a long term apprenticeship with Colette Daltier in France. Sachiko has completed European Suzuki Level 5. In 2008, she became an SAA Suzuki Piano Teacher Trainer. Sachiko is director of Suzuki School of Newton since 1998, and in 2009 became the director of Suzuki By the Green Piano Institute held in Newton, MA. She has served on the Newton Cultural Alliance Board of Directors since 2013, and currently holds the office as Clerk. She was a 2014 participant of the CAELI Leadership Institute held by the National Guild for Community Arts Education.

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After the piano concerto performance