Happy Birthday Dr. Suzuki!

September 29, 2015

This October 17, 2015 we commemorate Dr. Suzuki’s 117th birthday and remember the extraordinary man at the heart of our Suzuki world. Read more ▶

FINAL DAYS: Back to School - Up to 80% off Sale

September 28, 2015

Sale Highlights View$10.00$8.00 (20% off) View$12.00$9.00 (25% off) View$14.00$8.00 (43% off) These products and more at the SAA store. Browse the Store Sale Ends: September 30, 2015 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 ▶

Utah Suzuki Celebration IX

September 15, 2015 by Connie McCullough

I took my violin out of the case, rosined up the bow.  I had butterflies in my stomach. As I ran that bar of sap across the hairs I could imagine all the strokes, scoops, and grip that would be… Read more ▶

Thank You, Suzuki Parents:
Everything You Do is Much Appreciated

September 3, 2015 by Merlin Thompson

Thank you, Suzuki parents. You do an amazing job. We teachers cannot even begin to express how deeply we value who you are—your vision, your commitment, your love for your child and music. Read more ▶

The Genesis of an SAA Chapter Affiliate Organization: A History in Documents of GPSA  

August 13, 2015 by Christopher Conly Mincer

In recognition of the 35th anniversary of the beginnings of the Greater Philadelphia Suzuki Association (GPSA), member Jean Kountz asked charter member Dawn Price Flewellen if she might go back in her files and find anything of interest to commemorate… Read more ▶

Viva México! Viva Suzuki Voice!
12th International Songs for Sharing Workshop

August 10, 2015 by Analia Paula Capponi-Savolainen, Amelia Seyssel

Con corazones desbordados nos reunirnos en el histórico Castillo de Chapultepec y cantamos juntos en el concierto de clausura del 12vo Encuentro Internacional ‘Canciones para compartir’ de Voz Suzuki en la ciudad de México el pasado mes de Abril. Desde… Read more ▶

Second Mexican Suzuki Encounter: Forming Community

August 10, 2015 by Leslie Mizrahi

2do Encuentro Mexicano Suzuki: Formando comunidad Por  Leslie Mizrahi La música es un camino  muy enriquecedor que genera encuentros que, en una manera muy particular, disminuye el “yo” para aceptar el “tú”;se hace borroso asimismo para incluir al grupo que escucha o… Read more ▶

The Real Magic of the Conference: Student Performances

July 21, 2015 by Megan Titensor

As the Conference Committee plans for the 17th Biennial SAA Conference in May 2016, we are energized by all the exciting potential that lies ahead for engaging discussion, inspiring sessions, and most importantly student performances. This is where the true… Read more ▶

Conference Committee Invitation

July 14, 2015 by Patricia Purcell

As members of the Conference Committee, we invite teachers, parents, and students to attend the SAA Conference in Minneapolis, May 26-30, 2016.  The Conference is a celebration of who we are and what we do—We Are Suzuki: Embracing the Vision.… Read more ▶

Time for Three to Play at Ravinia Festival July 13

July 9, 2015

Time for Three will perform at Chicago’s Ravinia Festival on Monday, July 13, 2015. The classically-trained eclectic trio is known to SAA members from their appearance at the 2012 SAA Conference in Minneapolis. Click here for more information on the… Read more ▶

A Star for...Geri Arnold

July 1, 2015 by Wendy Azrak

A Star for…Geri Arnold If you look in the Galaxy of Giving, you’ll find a couple of stars dedicated to Geri Arnold, my close friend and Suzuki colleague. Geri has always freely given her energy and her knowledge… Read more ▶

2016 Conference Planning Survey

June 18, 2015

Start now to make your plans! The Suzuki Association of the Americas 17th Biennial Conference “We Are Suzuki: Embracing the Vision” Hilton Minneapolis & Minneapolis Convention Center May 26-30, 2816 Thank you for attending SAA’s recent Conferences and Retreats. The Conference Team (45 strong!) would… Read more ▶

Music and Social Responsibility

June 17, 2015 by Mark George

Do musicians have a special responsibility to serve their community? This is a question I have asked myself throughout my more than thirty year career as a musician, music teacher and arts administrator. Music is a language that is at once… Read more ▶

Annual Meeting 2015

June 14, 2015

Video from the 2015 Annual Meeting in Deer Creek Lodge, Ohio on May 23rd. Read more ▶


June 14, 2015

The joy of music is exemplified in this beautiful video of over 450 students singing Wishing at the 2nd Suzuki Encuentro in Morelia, Mexico, May 2015. Conducted by Ernesto “Tato” Garcia Velasco, this performance was part of the final festival… Read more ▶

SAA Piano Teacher Trainer Fay Adams Honored as TMTA Teacher of the Year

June 12, 2015

Congratulations to Fay Swadley Adams, SAA Piano Teacher Trainer, who has been named as the Tennesee Music Teachers Association Teacher of the Year! Fay has made an invaluable impact in her community and in the larger Suzuki community with… Read more ▶

2015 Minijournal Cover Contest Winners

June 8, 2015

Thank you to all that participated in the 2015 Minijournal Cover Design Contest! This year we received a record high of 47 entries! New categories were added to acknowledge the fine work of so many young artists. You will… Read more ▶

Adding Bass to Your Program

May 30, 2015 by Virginia Dixon

Once there was a wonderful orchestra. It had mostly violinists divided up into two sections, but also plentiful violists and cellists. Each member had thorough training, since they had all started at a very young age, and they could technically… 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, Danette Schuh, Rafael Videira

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 ▶

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