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 ▶

Conference Status Update

March 27, 2020

To: SAA members and all Conference participants: With the first events now 8 weeks away, plans for the SAA 19th Conference in Minneapolis, May 21-25, still remain in place, as we explore our options and continue to monitor progress in… 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 ▶

Featured Events and Performances

February 28, 2020

Your Wildest Dreams Judy Bossuat-Gallic When I was growing up on a farm in upstate New York, I wouldn’t have even know how to imagine the life I’ve lived. Dr. Suzuki’s ideas were influenced by his environment too, with crucial input at… Read more ▶

Early Childhood Live Demonstration Classes and In Concert

February 27, 2020

YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS THIS! SECE Live Demonstration Classes and SECE In Concert at our 2020 SAA Conference! Early Childhood (SECE) Demo Class Application WHO? Inviting ALL Suzuki teachers! WHAT? SAA SECE teacher trainers will teach two live SECE classes demonstrating both Week… Read more ▶

In Memory of Alice Joy Lewis

February 27, 2020

Much beloved Suzuki pioneer, violin Teacher and Trainer, Alice Joy Lewis, passed away February 25 in Ottawa, KS. Obituaryis pending. Visitation is scheduled for Sunday, March 1, 2020, at Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, 325 South Hickory, Ottawa, KS 66067. Funeral services will be… Read more ▶

About Suzuki Voice in the SAA

February 18, 2020

Suzuki Voice has been specially designed to teach vocal technique in a progressive manner for all ages: prenatal, pre-school, elementary, teenage, and adult. It begins with the understanding that the voice is an instrument and is committed to addressing… Read more ▶

Home Recording  Translation Guidelines for Suzuki Voice

February 18, 2020

Special note: The ISA Voice Committee is not authorized to ask for or give copyright permission to any Suzuki Voice Teacher for any purpose. Approval to use the name Suzuki in connection to Voice must be gained from the ISA… Read more ▶

Suzuki Voice Teacher Training

February 18, 2020

The Suzuki Voice SAA Teacher Training Program Suzuki Voice SAA Teacher Training Basic Teacher Technical Requirements All SAA Teacher Development Programs are designed as in-depth pedagogical studies for professional musicians. To qualify as a Participant in the courses, you must submit and pass… Read more ▶

Suzuki Voice Then and Now

July 19, 2012 by Mary Hofer

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The Story of the Suzuki Organ Method

February 10, 2020

This is a documentary about the development of the Suzuki organ method from idea 1997, until today 2020. In the film we meet people from all over the world who adapted and made the Suzuki Organ method possible.… Read more ▶

Alfred Music Releases New Suzuki Violin Recordings by Hilary Hahn

February 5, 2020

Alfred Music Releases New Suzuki Violin Recordings by Hilary Hahn Read more ▶

Conference Registration Now Open

January 31, 2020

Don’t miss out—register now for early bird rates! (Ends March 21) Registration Now Open More Information Read more ▶

Parents as Partners Registration Now Open

December 17, 2019

Does this describe you? Are you a Suzuki Teacher who loves to hone your craft? Are you a Suzuki Parent who loves info on parenting communication, practicing games, or raising a “good citizen?” Then Parents as Partners Online 2019 is for… Read more ▶

Parents As Partners Registration

December 17, 2019

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