—Free Parent Education Resource for Suzuki Programs

April 22, 2014 by Susan Sommerville

John was asleep again on my studio’s sofa as his eldest daughter took her lesson. The notebook on his lap contained only a few stokes of ink, obviously not enough to be of use at home practices. And anyway, in… Read more ▶

2014 Minijournal Cover Contest Winners

April 18, 2014

A big thank you to everybody who participated in the 2014 Minijournal Cover Design Contest! You can get a free copy of the 2014 Minijournal if you attend an Institute this summer. Copies will be on sale online for 50 cents in… Read more ▶

Reaching Out

April 17, 2014 by Ellen Kogut

Every two years, hundreds of Suzuki teachers descend upon the Minneapolis Hilton for the Suzuki Association of the Americas Conference. The Conference offers presentations, workshops, masterclasses, and performances, as well as the incredible opportunity to connect with colleagues from all… Read more ▶

AIR RACE 2014:  April 17th through April 27th

April 16, 2014

Until April 27th two virtual teams will compete in an event to raise funds for the Latin American Ensemble. Read more ▶

Live Broadcast from Japan: 50th Anniversary Concert of the Suzuki Method's 'Ten Children' Tour Group

March 28, 2014

In 1964, the first Suzuki tour group from Japan, called “10 Children,” wowed string teachers with every performance along their tour route. The performances of that group of young children from Japan were the start of everything that has led… Read more ▶

Learn, Celebrate, Empower: Connect with Your Community at the 2014 Conference

March 18, 2014 by Daina Volodka

We have a unique opportunity at the biennial SAA conferences to come together to learn, celebrate, and improve our teaching and ourselves through the power of Dr. Suzuki’s vision of educating children… Read more ▶

Conference 2014 Planning: It's Never Too Early!

February 14, 2014 by Libby Felts

We share some tips from seasoned conference goers on early-stage planning for an SAA conference. Read more ▶

Memorial Service for Dee Martz Set For May 27

February 11, 2014

To Suzuki Friends of Dee Martz: A memorial service for Dee Martz has been set for May 27  at 11 a.m. in Stevens Point, WI. The service will be held at UWSP in Michelsen Hall. Those attending the SAA Conference in Minneapolis… Read more ▶

Events Overview

February 7, 2014

It is conference registration time once again! Join your colleagues in Minneapolis May 22-26, 2014 and experience “Powered by Community”! You are an essential part of our Suzuki community, and your presence at the conference enriches the experience for all… Read more ▶

Why Support the Latin American Suzuki Ensemble?

February 1, 2014 by Rolando Freitag, Mary Halverson Waldo

Help us realize Dr. Suzuki's vision of developing understanding, tolerance, and world peace through the joy of music. Read more ▶

Repeat, and Repeat Again: Suzuki Teachers on the Value of Repeating Unit Courses

February 1, 2014

A hallmark value of the Suzuki learning community is our commitment to lifelong learning. Shinichi Suzuki believed that we become teachers at one hundred years of age, and until that point, we are all students. He was known for greeting… Read more ▶

Meet the Preucils

February 1, 2014 by William Preucil

Who are the Preucils? Bill and Doris and their four children, each of whom became a professional musician and married a professional musician, and nine grandchildren, breathing the air of music in the home and some of them coming to… Read more ▶

Hearts That Sing in Every Language

February 1, 2014 by Susan Baer

Dr. Suzuki encouraged us to devote our efforts to educating children to have beautiful hearts and noble souls. Is there any greater calling than this? The connections within our Suzuki community give us the resources to make this task easier. Read more ▶

In Memoriam: Charlene Wilson

January 30, 2014

Charlene Wilson, musician and cello teacher, passed away on Saturday, January 4, at the age of 81. She will be fondly remembered by her daughters, Charlyn Wilson of Tualatin, OR, and Cynthia Halle of Upperco, MD; her son James Wilson… Read more ▶

Teri Einfeldt Honored at Hartt Suzuki String’s 25th Anniversary Celebration

January 20, 2014

Congratulations to the Hartt Suzuki String Program on twenty-five years of excellence in Suzuki education, and to Teri Einfeldt, who was honored at last weekend’s celebrations! At the January 18-19, 2014, weekend of celebrations, Teri Einfeldt was honored with the State… Read more ▶

Book Review: Violin Lessons!! by Katrin St. Clair

January 20, 2014 by Allen Lieb

Author and Suzuki violin teacher Katrin St. Clair has just published her first book in a series she is planning about family life in the Suzuki method. *Violin Lessons!!* is written as a twenty-one-page illustrated booklet following Jim and his mom as they begin their journey into the world of music and Suzuki violin lessons. Read more ▶

SAA Violin Teacher Trainer Joseph Kaminsky Honored as MoASTA Artist Teacher of the Year

January 20, 2014

Suzuki Violin teacher and SAA violin teacher trainer Joseph Kaminsky has been selected as the Missouri ASTA Artist Teacher of the Year, which is awarded to “a performing musician who has taught in addition to their career as a performer and has made a significant contribution to the education of string students in the State of Missouri.” Read more ▶

In Memoriam: Eleanor Allen

December 17, 2013 by Beth Titterington

June 5, 1915—November 27, 2013 Read more ▶

What’s what? The Latin American Suzuki Ensemble and Suzuki Americas 2014

December 16, 2013 by Libby Felts

The Latin American Suzuki Ensemble and Suzuki Americas 2014 are two incredible student events scheduled for the 2014 Conference. Read on to find out more about them. Read more ▶

Deadline Extended for Bass Student Application: Conference 2014

November 15, 2013

Application Deadline Extended for Bass Students Greetings, bass teachers! The deadline for bass student participation at the 2014 Conference (Bass Choir, Master Classes and SYOA) has been extended until November 20. We would love to have a strong showing for bass… Read more ▶

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