A Collection of Articles for Parents

August 11, 2017

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

Encouragement Inspiration Excitement SAA Conferences are for you

November 9, 2017 by Rebekah Hanson

The SAA Conference in 2016 was my first, and I continually ask myself why it took me so long to attend! I have been a member of the SAA since 2001 and have gone to institutes for teacher training almost… Read more ▶

Music in Recovery The Amazing Story of Audrey Self

February 2, 2018 by Irene Mitchell

Paul Landefeld and Audrey Self play the first section of Vivaldi in a minor Read more ▶

Parents As Partners Registration

January 3, 2018

Registration for Parents as Partners 2018 is now open. Get in now to per-register. Read more ▶

1st Suzuki Convention of the Americas

January 8, 2018

Inspired by the Biennial Conferences of the SAA, the Suzuki World Conventions, the conventions in Peru and Mexico, and hundreds of institutes and festivals throughout the Americas, we are pleased to invite you to the 1st Suzuki… Read more ▶

David Gerry Recognized for Unique Contributions to Suzuki Teaching

December 4, 2017 by Kelly Williamson

On Thursday November 30, 2017, a celebration was held in Hamilton, Ontario, in honor of David Gerry’s receipt of a Creating Learning Community award for his many contributions to the Suzuki community.  During his 25 years as a teacher trainer… Read more ▶


November 28, 2017

We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We, the Board members of the Suzuki Association of the Americas, are very grateful for all the gifts that music, the Suzuki Method, and childhood music education have brought to our lives. We… Read more ▶

From Chicago to Cuba

November 9, 2017 by Edward Kreitman

When President Obama opened the doors to Cuba in December of 2014, Chicago Consort Music Director Thomas Wermuth and I immediately started making plans to bring the Chicago Consort there for a cultural and musical exchange concert tour. The Chicago Consort… Read more ▶

Practical and Personal An Inquiry into What Teachers Do

November 9, 2017 by Merlin Thompson

Editor’s Note This article first appeared in the American Suzuki Journal volume 46, no. 1, Fall 2017, but a section of more than 600 words was omitted during the publishing process. It is reproduced here in a printable format. We… Read more ▶

Dr Suzuki Birthday Testimonials

October 17, 2017

Dr,Suzuki’s profound philosophy and approach to pedagogy changed my life. The SAA was and continues to be the vehicle for my education. Thank you, SAA.   —Deanna Badgett In honor of Dr. Suzuki’s Birthday, I feel it’s my responsibility to give back… Read more ▶

Happy Birthday Dr Suzuki

October 10, 2017

Happy Birthday, Sensei! On October 17, 2017, we commemorate Dr. Suzuki’s 119th birthday and remember the extraordinary man at the heart of our Suzuki world. Please join us in celebrating Dr. Suzuki, our beloved Suzuki community and future generations of teachers by… Read more ▶

La Va Rpida alxitoen su Viaje Suzuki Por Lee Hadden

October 9, 2017 by Lee Hadden

  Crecí como estudiante de viola con el método tradicional y tuve la fortuna de haber contado con una excelente maestra de clase mundial desde que tenía diez años hasta que me fui a la universidad a los diecisiete años.  Recuerdo que estaba sentado… Read more ▶

Consejos y nimo para padres Suzuki BrittanyGardner

October 9, 2017 by Brittany Gardner

Hola, mi nombre es Brittany Gardner y soy profesora de cello en Salt Lake City. Me emociona participar en Parents as Partners (Padres como compañeros) y espero que lo que hoy tengo que decir les sea útil.   He pasado tiempo en todas las esquinas del Triángulo Suzuki. Primero fui estudiante y… Read more ▶

Matsumoto Memoir  Sarah Hersh

October 3, 2017 by Sarah Hersh, Margaret Watts Romney

We are dipping back to a series of recordings—interviews made a number of years ago with people who studied with Shinichi Suzuki in Japan in decades past. In their voices, hear their curiosity and admiration as they remember their experiences. Also, you can hear the inspiration, wisdom, and gratitude that they’ve kept with them since they left. We’ve heard similar stories from Winifred Crock, Helen Higa, and Mark Bjork about their time studying in Matsumoto with Shinichi Suzuki. So while we are working on the full episodes for Season Two, we will occasionally release these Matsumoto Memoires: simple storytelling, straight from the people who were there… Lightly edited for clarity, without narration. Our story starts in the 70’s, in Ohio where Sarah Hersh was studying music. She loved playing violin, was curious about teaching, and happened to have a lucky locker assignment. Welcome to this Matsumoto Memoir from Sarah Hersh. Read more ▶

The Expanded Suzuki Triangle Nurturing the Student within the Community

June 20, 2012 by Kathleen Schoen, Thomas Wm Schoen

This is a video response to a parent who asked, “Why bother with an institute?” We tried to go back to the basic principles of Suzuki philosophy to explain how events like institutes, group classes, and conference opportunities provide the… Read more ▶

El ABC de la experiencia de grupo  Por Jacqueline Maurer

September 26, 2017 by Jacqueline Maurer

A tiempo a la hora de llegada Llegue temprano para tener tiempo de sacar el instrumento del estuche y afinarlo, ¡y tiempo para tomar aliento! ¡Ayude a que la clase comience con puntualidad! Buen comportamiento Se nutre un comportamiento amoroso, cortés… Read more ▶

Creando retroalimentacin positiva y constructiva  por Alex Revoal

September 26, 2017 by Alexander Revoal

Imagine la siguiente situación: Usted ha estado trabajando en un proyecto de investigación en el trabajo por un tiempo y presenta sus hallazgos a los jefes del departamento, incluyendo a su supervisor, antes de presentarlos al consejo a fin de… Read more ▶

Estrategias Creativas para una Revisin Eficaz  Encuesta de las Actividades Preferidas desde el Tringulo Suzuki  Rafael Videira

September 26, 2017 by Rafael Videira

Hola, mi nombre es Rafael Videira, y soy profesor Suzuki de viola y violín. Hoy me gustaría hablar sobre diferentes maneras para que el momento de revisión del repertorio sea divertido y eficaz. Las actividades que sugeriré fueron tomadas de artículos… Read more ▶

Todo padre puede  Holly Blackwelder Carpenter

September 26, 2017 by Holly Blackwelder Carpenter

Hace unas pocas semanas recibí un mensaje de mi hermano (padre Suzuki de 3 niños), decía “Sé que todos los niños pueden, pero no estoy seguro de que todos los padres puedan” ¿Alguna vez te sentiste así? Pues yo sí. El… Read more ▶

Toda famlia  capaz  Holly Blackwelder Carpenter

September 26, 2017 by Holly Blackwelder Carpenter

Algumas semanas atrás recebi uma mensagem de texto do meu irmão (pai Suzuki com três filhos). A mensagem dizia “Eu sei que toda criança é capaz, mas não tenho certeza de que essa mãe o seja.” Você já se sentiu… Read more ▶

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