Suzuki News

New SAA Communications Team

January 21, 2022

With the start of the new SAA Executive Director Angelica Cortez on January 31, we’re excited to also announce the new SAA Communications Team! Certainty and fairness are the leading values of the team which consists of the Executive Director, the… Read more ▶

SAA Board News January 12 2022

January 12, 2022

The SAA Board is united in its support for Executive Director Angelica Cortez, and is excited for what the future holds. The Board continues to operate in compliance with all SAA policies and bylaws, and to serve the SAA… Read more ▶

Latin America NewsJanuary 2022 News

January 11, 2022

The members of the Latin American Suzuki Associations Committee offer a cordial greeting to all Suzuki communities, as our best wishes for this new year. We also take this moment to share news about the activities that have been carried… Read more ▶
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Suzuki Association of the Americas Appoints Angelica Cortez as New Executive Director

January 10, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 10, 2022 Suzuki Association of the Americas appoints Angelica Cortez as new Executive Director Boulder, Colorado. The Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA) announced today Angelica Cortez has been appointed Executive Director of the organization. An experienced leader in… Read more ▶

Executive Director Announcement Monday

January 7, 2022

You’re invited… To join the welcome wagon! We’re very excited for Monday, January 10, 2022, when we will publicly announce the new Executive Director of the Suzuki Association of the Americas. They are an experienced leader with a deep passion for music. In… Read more ▶

MusicExperienceRelated and MusicalErrorDependent Activations in the Brain

January 5, 2022

In collaboration with the University of Tokyo, TERI has published a research paper entitled “Music-Experience-Related and Musical-Error-Dependent Activations in the Brain”  in the prestigious UK journal “Cerebral Cortex”. The study shows the effectiveness of the Suzuki Method for the first time… Read more ▶

Meet the Board of Directors An interview with ChingYi Lin

November 6, 2021 by Allie Reed

The Suzuki Association of the Americas is proud to welcome Ching-Yi Lin to the Board of Directors. Ching-Yi’s term on the board began on August 1, 2021. In addition to her responsibilities as a board member, Ching-Yi is an associate… Read more ▶

SAA Board News December 23 2021

December 23, 2021

Beginnings often dovetail with endings– such as the young adult whose college years begin after high school graduation. The SAA Board acknowledges the importance of honoring endings, and respects the fact that our newly contracted Executive Director… Read more ▶

Online Video Recordings of Dr Suzuki at the 1976 American Suzuki Institute

December 20, 2021

The ISA is pleased to offer this link to the extensive Suzuki video archive at the University of Wisconsin/Stevens Point. These videos document Dr. Suzuki’s visit to the American Suzuki Institute in 1976 in lessons, group… Read more ▶

The Wonder of the PossibleSuzuki in Canada

December 16, 2021

The years of 2020-2021 have been a time of unprecedented challenge for many in the Canadian Suzuki Community. Many teachers continue to feel the effects of lower student enrollment, loss of performing opportunities and the dynamic synergy that is created… Read more ▶

Latin America NewsDecember 2021 News

December 15, 2021

The Latin America Suzuki Associations Committee informs that on November 19th it met with teachers Andrea Espinzo, teacher trainer from Argentina, and Lidia Blanca, representative and teacher Suzuki from Costa Rica. Both shared their experiences in leading the process of… Read more ▶
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New Board Member Leslie Mizrahi

December 13, 2021

A vote was taken to appoint Leslie Mizrahi to the Board of Directors for a standard three-year term beginning December 15, 2021. Ms. Mizrahi brings an abundance of skills and energy to Board service. She has completed the standard application… Read more ▶

SAA Board News December 13 2021

December 13, 2021

The Board recognizes that this is a tremendously exciting as well as an emotional and challenging transition for the SAA community. The Search Committee, co-chaired by Michelle Diggs and Mary Halverson Waldo, followed a rigorous, months-long process and, in accordance… Read more ▶

Carol Sykes Scholarship Fund

November 19, 2021

Carol Sykes was born May 13, 1938 in Pittsfield MA to George and Olive Sykes. She received her B.M. and M.M. degrees from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, MA.   Carol, who spent over 60 years… Read more ▶

First Piano Practice Challenge Suzuki Piano Tour 2022

November 18, 2021

Suzuki Piano Teachers of the Americas Dear teacher: Please receive a heartfelt greeting on behalf of the International Suzuki Piano Teachers Alliance, created in 2021 by a group of Teacher Trainers from the United States and Canada, and a work team composed… Read more ▶
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Hot Off the Press The SAO celebrates a weekend of firsts

November 16, 2021

This past weekend, Canada’s only Chapter Affiliate, the SAO (Suzuki Association of Ontario) hosted its first ever virtual Conference with clinicians Mark Mutter, Myra Leung, Carmen Evans, Sally Gross, and Nicole Wilton offering very successful Saturday classes to 137 students hailing… Read more ▶
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In Memoriam Lorraine Ellen Greenfield Westermark

November 12, 2021

Lorraine Ellen Greenfield Westermark, age 72, passed unexpectedly November 8, 2021 at New Hanover Medical Center. Lorraine was born in Utica, New York to Robert and Eleanor Greenfield on March 7, 1949. She grew up in a small farming community… Read more ▶

Latin America News  October 2021 News

October 26, 2021

The Latin American Suzuki Association Committee reports its important meeting held on September 17th, with Tamara González and Daniel de Lima, elected representatives to the Board of the Suzuki Association of the Americas. The Committee had the opportunity to share… Read more ▶
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A Snapshot on Suzuki Canada What weve been up toby the Numbers

October 26, 2021

With the leaves falling north of the 49th Parallel (Canada!), October is a good time to review what our Suzuki team has developed and what we aspire together to create for our Canadian Suzuki future. 6 Canadian… Read more ▶
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SAA Board News October 20 2021

October 20, 2021

On October 7, 2021, we received MaryLou Roberts’ letter of resignation from the SAA Board. The Board thanks MaryLou for her dedicated and continuing service to the SAA. Read more ▶

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