Suzuki News

A Collection of Articles for Parents

August 11, 2017

A collection of articles, video transcripts, and podcasts to nurture Suzuki music education. Read more ▶

Making Online Lessons Work with Preschool Students Tips from our community

May 8, 2020 by Christine Goodner

Teaching preschool-aged students has presented a unique challenge during this time of online lessons. Of all the age groups I teach, online lessons are the hardest for many of my students in this age range. I have had to be… Read more ▶

What is making online lessons work for you Tips from our community

May 8, 2020 by Christine Goodner

As we have all been responding to COVID-19 and lessons have moved online, we are so grateful to our wonderful Suzuki community for supporting each other through the process. A big thank you to all the parents and teachers being… Read more ▶

What We Learned the Hard Way So You Dont Have To Part One

May 8, 2020 by Christine Goodner

Every week that I teach online, I get a little better at all of the details. I am learning what helps me keep my energy up and how to best help my students through the assignments I give them. I… Read more ▶

Online Suzuki Teacher Seminars

May 8, 2020

Suzuki Teachers! SAA is sponsoring a limited number of 5-hour online seminars for SAA Member Teachers! These seminars are a one-time series for the months of June through August. With few institutes taking place and regular unit training on hold, this… Read more ▶

SECE During the Pandemic My Perspective

May 7, 2020 by Sharon Jones

I sincerely hope as you read this, you are safe and healthy and finding ways to cope with all the changes in our world over the last couple of months. These are surreal times, indeed, and nobody is unaffected by… Read more ▶

Message from the Board

April 23, 2020

Dear Suzuki members and friends, We hope that you and your loved ones are well in these challenging times. Our lives have been upended, but this new reality has been a catalyst for us to learn new ways of working and… Read more ▶

19th SAA Conference Update

April 22, 2020

In case you didn’t receive the news, we have moved the May Conference to September 3-7, 2020, at the Hilton Minneapolis and Minneapolis Convention Center! We hope you will still be able to join us. If you made a hotel guest… Read more ▶

Book One Review Games

April 13, 2020

Suzuki parent Sonia Macak shared with us these beautiful practice games she created for Violin Book One. Click the image to preview, then click the yellow button to download a printable PDF. Read more ▶

In Memory of June Warhoftig

April 13, 2020

June Warhoftig: 1943-2020 It is with great sadness to note the death of flutist June Warhoftig, who passed away peacefully on February 22, 2020. June was known for her easy manner, her friendly, sweet smile with quick laughter and her readiness… Read more ▶

In Memory of Geri Arnold

April 13, 2020

On March 18, 2020, our dear colleague Geri Tata Arnold passed away after a six-year battle with cancer.  She departed this life peacefully in her home with her husband Gary, and children Chas and Sara in Seattle, Washington.  Geri graduated from… Read more ▶

In Memory of Doris Harrel

April 10, 2020

Doris Harrel passed away April 5, 2020, in Austin, Texas, of complications of pneumonia (not the current virus). She was 93 years old. Doris was an SAA piano teacher trainer and long-time member of the SAA Piano Publications Committee. She… Read more ▶

The Suzuki Triangle to the Rescue in Time of Pandemic General tips for approaching online teaching

April 8, 2020 by Evelyn Osborne

We are living in challenging times; our lives have changed dramatically overnight due to COVID-19. It can be overwhelming, and scary for how to continue our studios, but as a Suzuki community, we have a uniquely strong advantage: Do Not… Read more ▶

Rescheduling of SAAs 19th Conference

March 27, 2020

Dear Suzuki members, We are excited to share some good news. We are moving the May Conference to September 3-7, 2020, at the Hilton Minneapolis and Minneapolis Convention Center! We hope you will be able to join us! A new reservation page… Read more ▶

Ideas for Suzuki Group Classes on Zoom

March 25, 2020 by Paul Kim, Hannah Lin, Michelle Metty, Christopher Conly Mincer, Sally Williams Minnich

Wondering what to do for group lessons while teaching on Zoom? Here are some possibilities! Playing along with teacher, in group Teacher should mute all students (”mute all” button found in Manage Participants). Students should use “speaker view” so the teacher is large… Read more ▶

Creating an Online Learning Eco System for Suzuki Students during the COVID19 Pandemic

March 19, 2020 by Morganne Aaberg

When the public schools across Indiana and Indiana University made the decision to close because of the COVID-19 virus, it quickly became clear that it would not be possible to teach in-person lessons to my students at the Indianapolis Suzuki… Read more ▶

Coronavirus Doesnt Have to Mean Canceled

March 17, 2020 by Monica Johnston

As the Coronavirus spreads all across the globe, here are some insights from Suzuki Music Academy of Hong Kong, where we’ve been working with a combination of in-person and video lessons since late January. I hope our experience can help… Read more ▶

Sample Communication with Studio Families

March 17, 2020 by Trina Carey Hodgson

The following is an example of guidelines that could be sent out to your studio families. In light of the recent global health alert, I want to make clear our policy about what to do to protect our health, as well… Read more ▶

Suzuki Teaching Online Alternatives

March 17, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has introduced unprecedented challenges to Suzuki teaching worldwide. SAA has put together these resources to support Suzuki teachers through temporary periods of social distancing and quarantine which preclude regular, in-person individual and group lessons. We believe Suzuki teachers… Read more ▶

Practical Advice for Video Assisted Instruction

March 17, 2020 by MaryLou Roberts

Never has there been a more important time to use the words of advice attributed to Theodore Roosevelt: “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” There is something each of us can do! Students and families are… Read more ▶

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