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Twinkle Twinkle Little Sea

November 30, 2021

Every morning, as donations are received, a new creature will appear. Be sure to check back daily to find the new creature that was added and to learn fun facts! 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 ▶
Translations:English | Español | Português

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 ▶

Short Score Survey 2021

October 5, 2021

Thank you for taking this three-minute survey. Your opinion matters, and the SAA plans to use your feedback to redesign the newsletter to make sure we’re promoting what members most want to read. Please answer all of… Read more ▶

In Memoriam Carol Sykes

October 5, 2021

On Friday, September 24, 2021, Carol Sykes, Suzuki violin teacher, founding member and first president of both the Suzuki Association of Massachusetts and the Young Peoples‘ String Consort, passed away at age 83. Carol Sykes was born May 13, 1938 in… Read more ▶

In Memoriam Margaret Peggy Dvonch Swingle

September 23, 2021

Margaret “Peggy” (Dvonch) Swingle (1947–2021) Margaret “Peggy” Dvonch was born in New York, New York to Frederick and Mara Dvonch. She graduated from Carleton College in 1968 and married Larry Swingle. She moved to Bainbridge Island in 1975 and made her… Read more ▶

In Memoriam Kathy Gene Shelhart

September 23, 2021

Kathy Gene Shelhart (of Harrison, NY) died on September 5, 2021. She was born on October 23, 1951, in Toledo, Ohio, and grew up in Toledo; Dearborn, Michigan; and Watertown, Connecticut, where she graduated high school in 1969. In 1974, Kathy… Read more ▶

SAA Board News September 2 2021

September 2, 2021

The Board is pleased to announce Laura Yasuda as Interim Acting Director. Ms. Yasuda will serve in this role until approximately November 2021, when the Board anticipates the SAA’s next long-term Executive Director will be seated. Ms. Yasuda has been a… Read more ▶

Communicating Honor for Diversity Accepting Applications for Cohort 2 Deadline Extended

September 15, 2021

UPDATE: The application deadline for Communicating Honor for Diversity has been extended to Friday, September 24. This 4-part seminar introduces participants to five strategies that increase capacity to engage students, families, and colleagues from diverse backgrounds. Recent… Read more ▶

SAA Board News August 26 2021

August 26, 2021

The search process for the SAA’s next Executive Director (ED) is well underway. The Board looks forward to announcing an interim leader on September 1, 2021. There is a short, planned overlap of approximately five working days… Read more ▶

SAA Board News August 20 2021

August 20, 2021

The Board would like to thank SAA membership for tuning in to the live premiere of the 2021 Annual General Meeting. Translations in Spanish, Portuguese, and French will be available before the end of August. Plans are underway to recognize the… Read more ▶

In Memory of Ms Hiroko Suzuki

August 18, 2021

Ms. Hiroko Suzuki, former president of TERI, passed away on August 13, 2021. She was 80 years old. She is a niece of Dr. Shin’ichi Suzuki, the founder of Suzuki Method, and she grew up listening to Schubert’s “Unfinished”… Read more ▶

SAA Leadership Opportunity  Executive Director

August 10, 2021

The SAA is currently looking for an Executive Director. Please refer to the documents below for more information. Read more ▶

New Board Members

August 6, 2021

The Board is delighted to introduce our new members! Three individuals were elected from a slate of qualified candidates in July 2021. They were seated on August 1, 2021 and are set to engage in Board training and orientation in the… Read more ▶

ISA Online Journal for June 2021

August 3, 2021

The new June 2021 ISA Journal is now available. Vist the ISA Site for the latest Journal Read more ▶

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